1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible

Fully restored, numbers match car!

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Basic
Year 1968
Make Pontiac
Model Firebird 400 Convertible
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8 performance engine
Engine Size 400cui ( 6600cc)
Estimated HP 366
Heads Pontiac performance
Carburetor 4bbl
Intake Original
Ignition Electronic
Transmission Type Automatic
Transmission Spec TH350
Exhaust Type Dual exhausts with chrome tips & headers
Muffler Type
Interior
Interior Color Black
Seating Type Bucket seats with buddy armrest
Seat Material
Shifter Type Column
History
Restoration Status Restored - high quality
Awards Summary
Body
Body Style Convertible
Doors 2
Body Color Mayfair maze yellow
Paint type Base coat & clearcoat multi layers
Stripes
Chassis
Front Suspension Type Original style performance
Rear Suspension Type Original style with swaybar
Axle Specification 10 bolt with diff
Wheels Original rally wheels with trim rings
Front Brakes Powerbrakes
Rear Brakes Drum
MISC
Miscellaneous History the cars original Certicard!, and PHS documents come with the car !, The car is already registered in Europe! (Dutch plates & Belgium papers) This car, like all PTTM quality car's, has received a complete check-up and engine and drivetrain tests, everything is in great shape and the car is ready to be enjoyed.
Bodywork & Trim

Fully restored and solid rust free body and chassis, the car is laser straight and the paint is the correct '68 Pontiac Mayfair maze color that really looks great with factory black convertible top and black interior. The paint is high end and with no flaws

ENGINE

Factory original, rebuild 400cui V8, 4bbl performance engine with 330 factory HP. electronic ignition and all new components. Its runs like new! The engine is in very healthy condition and was leak down tested and approved by PTTM.

DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION

All original drive train, steering and brakes fully restored and rebuild.

INTERIOR

De original interior is in great condition and the car has the very rare opted buddy seat buckets and column shift interior. A great option for a convertible as it makes the seating more spacey and comfortable with way more room. The dash and its gauges all function as should and the dash pad have no cracks. The door panels and all the interior chrome is in great condition as well. It also appears to have all its factory original glass still in place. The windows roll up and down as should and the align great against the convertible top.

General discription


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Real deal Firebird 400 convertible and completely nut and bolt high end restored back to its factory original condition. There only were an estimated 1700 cars build with the 400cui-V8 automatic high-performance convertibles build in 1968, and this car is one of them. We have no real idea how many of them are still around, and let alone the ones that still carry there original matching number vin-stamped drivetrains, but it can't be many ! which makes this a rare car indeed. The 67/68 Firebird is one of the nicest looking early F body cars around with its chrome bumpers and specific bird style nosecone. The 400 models were the performance cars which had the additional special hood with the hood scoops and power bulge, the side mounted quarter fender gills and additional emblems and decals. Finding a 400 coupe might be easier, but a convertible is rarer and considered a real high-end collector muscle car as we explain below.


The 67/68 Firebird convertible was one of the fastest Pontiac's made, with there 400cui V8 that came straight out of the GTO and with there much lighter bodies, these cars could run the 1/4 mile in around 13,5 seconds! Times that even the later models, even those with there famous ram-air engines couldn't match. Even the famous 455HO Trans am's were considerably slower in there 0-60mph and 1/4 mile times due to there lower compression ratios and much heavier chassis and bodies. So the 67 Firebird 400 was one of the fastest cars back then and a true performance car with matching performance suspension upgrades.


With some slight adjustments to the ignition timing and the removal of a standard stop on the carb to prevent the cars of going to fast, the 68 Firebird was a fearsome car at the dragstrip and the engines made close to 400hp in the stock outfit and with stock exhaust systems. As with many factory HP figures in brochures or sales sheets in those days, they were kept on the low side because back then insurance rates were measured against the HP of a certain car. 


And above certain HP's the insurance costs were so high that potential buyers didn't buy these cars because the insurance costs were killing, or a car couldn't be insured altogether. So the car manufacturers kept the ratings the gave out on the brochures on the low side to prevent that from happening. With the 68 Firebird that was not different and Pontiac even took out some power via the ignition timing and a special slot on the carb so it couldn't be opened up all the way, something young buyers and hot rodders knew and with an easy fix the cars had way more power than the factory given numbers.


This makes these Firebird's highly collectible as they were faster than for instance the Camaro SS with there heavier 396 engines that also had less performance overall or even the Ford Mustang that didn't even come close in HP ratings. This car was meticulously restored and it comes with history and the correct factory PHS documentation. The body and engine and transmission numbers match the car's vin code and the car is very original and correct all the way. The only change is that the car has a bigger dual exhaust system mounted with headers, but that's positive as you get a fantastic V8 sound back for that against the original system.


More than 75000,- was spend during the restoration (without the car itself) and it's for sale even below the restoration costs so here is your chance to own a fantastic and rare collector muscle car for a great price, you can't go wrong with the car! And it's matching which is really rare for a Firebird as many of them were raced, but this car still carries the engine and driveline that it was born with. The Haggerty car value tool estimates this car around 100+k, and that's without stating the value of a car that numbers matching. Everything you see is either rebuild, restored or new, and the car really drives amazing in every way. Its fast but also very comfortable and perfect foSundayay cruisings.


The color combination is very classy and with the (new rebuild) convertible top down the car looks plain stunning! We found this great car in the hands of a Belgium collector who specialized in Pontiac and he took really great care of the car. The car thereby comes with EU/Dutch papers and ready to rumble. 


OPTIONS: Some of the options on this car are:

- Real and rare Pontiac 400cui /335HP performance V8 convertible.

- Turbo hydramatic automatic transmission

-15 Inch rally 2 wheels with chrome trim and redline tires

AM/FM radio

Power steering

Power brakes

Buddy seat with armrest

Hood tacho!

Deluxe original 3 spoke steering wheel

Space saver tire in the trunk.

Airconditioning

Sports pedal dress kit


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- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included

- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.

- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!

- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) For export price outside of the EU, please contact our sale.

- While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Prices and info in online ad’s or website might diver and are subjected to changes and or have mistakes in them. Please verify any information in question with PedalToTheMetal Holland/Europe.


And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!

Price in euros
€ 54750,-

Price includes all cost

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