Sell A Classic Car Pontiac Firebird 1967-70

Sell A Classic Car Pontiac Firebird 1967-70

Sell a  classic Car  Pontiac Firebird 1967-70.  The Pontiac Firebird was built by Pontiac from 1967 to 2002.

Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, it was introduced 23 February 1967.

Its release coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar.

The name “Firebird” was also previously used by GM for the General Motors Firebird 1950s and early-1960s concept cars

First generation (1967–1969)

The first generation was produced from 1967 and 1969.

It was assembled at:

  • Lordstown
  • Ohio
  • Van Nuys, California
  • Norwood, Ohio

It was produced as a:

  1. 2-door coupe
  2. 2-door convertible

It had characteristic Coke bottle styling like the Chevrolet Camaro.

However, the Firebird’s bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end.

The Firebird’s rear “slit” taillights were inspired by the 1966–1967 Pontiac GTO.

Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible were offered through the 1969 model year

Originally, the car was a “consolation prize” for Pontiac, which had desired to produce a two-seat sports car based on its original Banshee concept car.

However, GM feared this would cannibalize Chevrolet Corvette sales, and gave Pontiac a piece of the “pony car” market through sharing the F-body platform with Chevrolet.


The 1967 base model Firebird came equipped with the Chevrolet 230 cu and a single-barrel carburetor and was rated at 165 hp

The Sprint model six came with a four-barrel carburetor, developing 215 hp (160 kW).

Most buyers opted for one of three V8s:

  1. The 326 cu in with a two-barrel carburetor producing 250 hp
  2. The four-barrel “H.O.” 326, producing 285 hp
  3. The 325 hp 400 cu from the GTO.

All 1967–1968 400 CI engines had throttle restrictors that blocked the carburetor’s second barrel from fully opening.


Ram Air

A “Ram Air” option was also available, providing:

  • Functional hood scoops,
  • Higher flow heads
  • Stronger valve springs,
  • Hotter camshaft.

Power for the Ram Air package was the same as the conventional 400 H.O. but peaked at a higher 5,200RPMs.


The 230 CID engines were replaced in 1968 by the Chevrolet 250 cu in stroked 230 CI engines, the first developing an increased 175 hp using a single-barrel carburetor, and the other the same 215hp with a four-barrel carburetor.

The 326 CID engine was replaced by the Pontiac 350 cu V-8 and produced 265 hp with a two-barrel carburetor.

An “H.O.” version of the 350 CID with a revised cam was also offered to start in that year

It developed 320 hp. The power output of the other engines was increased marginally.

Ram Air IV

There was an additional Ram Air IV option for the 400 CID engine during 1969

These generated 345 and 335 hp respectively.

The 350 CID “H.O.” engine was revised again.

It now had:

  1. Different cam and cylinder heads


A special 303 cu engine was designed for SCCA road racing applications that were not available in production cars.

Styling Changes

From 1967 to 1968 the stylistic changes included:

  1. The addition of Federally-mandated side marker lights
  2. The turn signals were made larger and extended to wrap around the front edges of the car
  3. On the rear, the Pontiac (V-shaped) Arrowhead logo was added to each side.
  4. The front door vent-windows were replaced with a single pane of glass
  5. Astro Ventilation, a fresh-air-inlet system was added


The 1969 model received a major facelift.

It had:

  • A new front-end design
  • The revised instrument panel and steering wheel
  • The ignition switch was moved from the dashboard to the steering column
  • The introduction of GM’s new locking ignition switch/steering wheel

In March 1969, a $725 optional handling package called the “Trans Am Performance and Appearance Package”, UPC “WS4”, named after the Trans Am Series, was introduced.

Only 689 hardtops and eight convertibles were made.


Due to engineering problems that delayed the introduction of the all-new 1970 Firebird beyond the usual fall debut, Pontiac continued production of 1969 model Firebirds into the early months of the 1970 model year.

By late 1969, Pontiac had deleted all model-year references on Firebird literature and promotional materials, anticipating the extended production run of the then-current 1969 models.

1969 Production Figures

  1. 2 door coupe 6-cylinder 17,664   
  2. 2 door coupe  90,152
  3. 75,362
  4. 2 door convertible 8-cylinder 64,896   
  5. 2 door convertible  16,960
  6. 11,649
  7. 2 door coupe Trans Am   689
  8. 2 door convertible Trans Am   8

Total 88,560 107,

112 87,708

First Generation

First Generation, 1967–1969

First-gen Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird were produced in 1967-1969.

The Firebird was GM’s response to the Ford Mustang.

Pontiac engineers were given a short amount of time prior to the Camaro’s release

The F-Body was available as both a:

  1. Hardtop Coupe
  2. Cloth-top convertible

Chevrolet and Pontiac both installed their own engines; however, the engine lineups were similar.

Both cars could be had with either:

  • Division’s base inline six-cylinder engine, a V8 engine of approximately 5.3 liters
  • Or
  • A larger V8 engine of approximately 6.6 liters

Due to delays in the design of the second-generation car, the 1969 models were produced longer than usual.

Second Generation, 1970–1981

Second-gen Pontiac Firebird.

Due to extensive delays in the design and production of the new body style, the second generation F-body cars were actually released as ‘1970½’ cars.

Both cars grew considerably.

Both had fairly drastic changes in styling to match each brand’s updated styling across the lineup.

Only Pontiac received engine options in the 7.4 L range in the earlier years of the second generation 455 cu in for Pontiac.

This engine option would be discontinued as emissions and fuel-economy restrictions made their production costs prohibitive.

Performance continued to decline through 1981, as power levels dropped and weight increased.


pontiac firebird

Exterior Colours 1967

  1. Starlight Black
  2. Cameo Ivory
  3. Monreux Blue Metallic
  4. Fathom Blue Metallic
  5. Tyrol Blue Metallic
  6. Signet Gold Metallic
  7. Linden Green Metallic
  8. Gulf Turquoise Metallic
  9. Mariner Turquoise Metallic
  10. Plum Mist Metallic
  11. Burgundy Metallic
  12. Silverglaze Metallic
  13. Verdoro Green Metallic
  14. Regimental Red
  15. Champagne Metallic
  16. Montego Cream

Exterior Colours 1968

  1. Starlight Black
  2. Cameo Ivory
  3. Alpine Blue
  4. Aegena Blue
  5. Nordic Blue
  6. April Gold
  7. Autumn Bronze
  8. Meridian Turquoise
  9. Aleutian Blue
  10. Flambeau Burgundy
  11. Springmist Green
  12. Verdoro Green
  13. Solar Red
  14. Primavera Beige
  15. Nightshade Green
  16. Mayfair Maize

Exterior Colours 1969

  1. Starlight Black
  2. Mayfair Maze
  3. Cameo Ivory
  4. Liberty Blue
  5. Matador Red
  6. Warwick Blue
  7. Crystal Turquoise
  8. Midnight Green
  9. Limelight Green
  10. Expresso Brown
  11. Champagne
  12. Antique Gold
  13. Burgundy
  14. Palladium Silver
  15. Carousel Red
  16. Verdoro Green
  17. Goldenrod Yellow
  18. Windward Blue

Exterior Colours 1970

  1. Polar White
  2. Palladium Silver
  3. Bermuda Blue
  4. Lucerne Blue
  5. Atoll Blue
  6. Keylime Green
  7. Palisade Green
  8. Verdoro Green
  9. Goldenrod Yellow
  10. Coronado Gold
  11. Granada Gold
  12. Palomino Copper
  13. Carousel Red
  14. Castillian Bronze
  15. Cardinal Red

Interior Colours

  • Parchment
  • Medium Gold Metallic
  • Midnight Fawn Metallic
  • Dark Turquoise Metallic
  • Medium Blue Metallic
  • Red
  • Black
  • Medium Gold
  • Midnight Green Metallic
  • Medium Red
  • Medium Blue Metallic
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Parchment
  • Saddle
  • Green
  • Sandalwood

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