The mention of Pontiac and Firebird brings back memories of Smokey and the Bandit, and Burt Reynolds driving a 2nd generation Firebird. But what's constantly overlooked is the first generation of the Pontiac Firebird. Born amongst the greats such as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro, staying relevant was one tough job but the Sixties Firebirds prevailed and triumphed. Up for grabs today is a perfect example of a 1st generation Firebird but with a good twist. The car is located in Florida and with just a reported 4,000 miles on the clock this 1969 Pontiac Firebird is the perfect throwback to the good old days and a mix of modern performance.
To kickstart a legacy like the Firebird marque is no easy thing but the coke-bottle styling and classic American muscle car cues won the hearts of many, and the Firebird name was born. This 1969 Pontiac Firebird with its white exterior and blue racing lines not only showcases those classic American body lines but also gives it a sporty muscle car persona. The black 3 piece HRE wheels give the car a modern look as well as compliment the exterior of the car really well. The interior of the car is black in color and mostly original with the door cards still having the Firebird insignia. The black leather seats are in great condition and do not show any sign of old age. You would not have to miss out on those sunny drives as this car comes equipped with a vintage AC heating system that perfectly blends in with the interior of the car. There is also a custom sound system with a touch-screen head unit in place to crank up some good tunes as a great driving accompaniment.
In terms of original firepower, the largest engine under a 1969 Firebird’s hood would be the 400ci Pontiac V8 engine, but this 1969 Pontiac Firebird has borrowed something from sister brand Chevrolet. Pop the hood, and the first thing you notice is a custom engine cover that is painted to match the exterior color. Under this cover lies the real treat, a genuine, bonafide Chevrolet LS1 V8 with a Texas Speed camshaft for added pep and aural delights. Transmission duties are handled by the venerable GM 4L80E 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and sent to the rear wheels. Rack and pinion steering helps with maneuvering whilst upgraded disc brakes all-round from a C6 Corvette ensures that stopping power comes in spades too. You also get much better handling thanks to a Full Art Morrison front subframe and The 4-link rear suspension in place which makes sure that the car holds together with the increase in power.
Car Location: Florida
Full Art Morrison Front subframe and 4-link rear suspension
Vintage AC and heat
C6 Corvette brakes
LS1 Treated to a Texas Speed Cam Shaft
4l80E overdrive transmission
3 piece HRE wheels
Rack and pinion steering
Full custom sound system
Custom engine cover
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