Here's one very distinctive open-air muscle car classic, and it's got numbers-matching power sitting under its hood to boot. This 1968 Pontiac Firebird convertible is a great looking representative of an iconic model you just don't see all that often, and a skillful restoration has left it with both outstanding curb appeal and a strong running condition.
With its bright red paint - definitely a big step up over its original green shade as far as visual impact is concerned - this vintage Pontiac is just flat out appealing, and you can't help but smile when you see it. That pointed nose and split grille give it a look that stands out from its muscle car counterparts of the era, and if you take a lap around, you'll see that it's also a well-aligned car - follow the curvature of the top of the front fender as it transitions into the door and rear quarter panel and you'll see a nice, uninterrupted contour. Up front, that one of a kind Firebird grille, with its integrated front bumper, sits nice and level and the trim and badging throughout is on point - the emblems on its front fenders and tail are particularly sharp. As compelling as open-air motoring is, for those times when the weather just won't cooperate with your plans, the power black canvas convertible top raises into place for protection without issue.
The interior has been refurbished from scratch and has a very clean stock appearance that works well with its bold red color. From all appearances, the seating doesn't seem to have seen much action and remains very fresh and well-padded and the door panels sit nice and flush and show no discoloration from use. The center console features a great looking burlwood-finished top that really makes it stand out from the new carpet sitting underneath. Up front, you'll find clear, functional gauges in the cluster, a straight dash pad free of any splitting running the width of the cabin above, and in-dash vents to the sides indicating that you'll have factory-installed air conditioning at your disposal - a fairly rare feature for a droptop back in the '60s. A Jensen AM/FM/CD player stands by to attend to your audio needs while you're out on the road.
Underneath the hood, the engine compartment remains in stock configuration and is unusually clean - not a wire out of place, and firewalls and inner fenders that are impressively free of grime. The nicely detailed 350 cubic inch V8 sitting at the center has been freshened up with skillfully applied silver paint that provides a nice contrast to its black surroundings. The engine starts up easily, sounds great as it sings into its Flowmaster exhaust, and is mated with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission that provides a superior experience to its original counterpart - we certainly have an abiding appreciation for stock components, but when overdrive kicks in at highway speeds, seeing those RPMs drop is always a welcome sight. This vintage Pontiac now sports power disc brakes at all four corners to up its fade-resistant stopping power and combine with power steering to make it very suitable for frequent driving in modern conditions. It's a very sharp muscle car classic that sits on a set of 14"" stock wheels with PMD centers, wrapped with Goodyear Integrity tires. The undercarriage is very clean - solid floorpans and straight suspension and exhaust components from front to back.
With its numbers matching power, magnetic exterior and confidence-inspiring running condition, this 1968 Pontiac Firebird convertible would be quite a score for any classic car enthusiast. Call today!