1968 Pontiac Firebird
Get ready for spring, or maybe even grab a scarf and hat and turn the heat up for a top down fun run on a sunny winter day. This car just looks like good times waiting to happen! People smile when they see it rolling down the road, and you will be smiling when you drive it. Check it out. The Firebird convertibles seem to get better looking with age. Maybe its because you don't see as many of them on the road as some of the other muscle cars, so when you do, it's something of a special treat. Another treat on this particular car is that bright Yellow paint. It really makes a statement and of-course, yellow always looks good dressed up in some chrome. Fortunately, the unique front end of the Firebird is the perfect place to hang some of that chrome. It surrounds the grill with its dual headlights on each side and a deep chin spoiler underneath it. Above it, the hood proudly announces that 400 cubic inches of muscle powers this car and has dual scoops as well as a hood mounted tach. A set of louvres graces the bulging rear fenders and the rear end wraps up the look nicely with a trunk spoiler above the thin horizontal taillights, a Firebird emblem between them, and another sharp looking chrome bumper. Open the door, or just peek inside if the power operated convertible top is down, and you will find a simple Black interior. The door panel has a long armrest that is comfortable for those long cruises through the mountains or down to the coast and has a nice Firebird emblem on the front edge. A wooden steering wheel on a chrome three-spoke hub with an arrowhead center button is mounted on a tilt column. Behind it is a stock dashboard with a 160 MPH speedometer on the left and the tachometer clearly visible in the driver's line of sight on the hood. Wood grain trims out the center panel that contains the ventilation controls which include those for the updated R134 air conditioning system as well as an upgraded stereo that is an FM/CD and iPod compatible unit. The shifter for the automatic transmission rises from the center console and the seats have been recovered in textured black vinyl. Pop the hood open and you will find that 400 cubic inch motor nestled down in a neat and clean engine bay. A chrome air topper has a 400-4 decal on it and it sits on an Edelbrock carburetor and aluminum intake manifold. Chrome valve covers add their splash of flash while an HEI ignition system handles the spark. Signs of good maintenance include a newer A/C compressor and a fresh coat of Pontiac Blue engine paint suggest that the motor has been rebuilt as some point. Power flows back through a 3-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels mounted on leaf springs. Up front, control arms and coil springs get the job done while newer shocks and bushings as well as sway bars both front and rear help this car corner flat and handle well. The power front disc brakes received new backing plates when they were serviced up and provide great stopping power. The rubber meets the road through 215/60R15 tires in the front and 245/60R15s in the rear, all mounted on those awesome looking Torque Thrust wheels. Come on down and check out this bright yellow convertible. There are good time waiting to happen in this car, but it needs a driver to take it there. Would that be you?