Restored 1969 Firebird is an Unexpected Supercharged Sleeper
It’s far from common to find a first-generation F-Body in this condition. Usually plastered with lashings of modifications, this one is different – and all the better for it...
When it comes to early Firebirds, there are typically two directions people take with their F-body: restore it to showroom condition or adapt the muscle car for street/drag racing prowess.
While it certainly does happen, it’s not often that you stumble across a 1969 Firebird in flawlessly restored condition. It remains rarer still to find a blower hidden under the hood, along with supporting modifications to boot. Yet, that's the exact description of the example we just ran across for sale.
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There are a few things to note about this car before diving into things that give it some extra grunt. First thing – it appears to be a Trans Am clone. Back in 1969, cars weren’t given a VIN that broke information down specifically with trim levels or engine options. It’s also important to mention that this is not a perfect car, it does have some paint chips and things of the sort, but the restoration was definitely completed to very high professional standards.
The seller bought the car in this condition four years ago. Prior to that, the F-Body was restored 13 years back, installed with a stroked 467ci Poncho engine (bonus points for not being LS-swapped) force-fed by a Paxton blower.
Outfitted with a FiTech Go EFI 8 fuel injection system, MSD ignition and distributor, upgraded radiator, and throaty exhaust, the extra mechanical support gives the beefy engine dollops of extra performance.
Backing the engine is a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed manual transmission that funnels power to a 3.55:1 geared posi-traction rearend, where 610-horsepower and 690 lbs-ft of torque then meet the rear wheels.
Interestingly enough, when sorting through feedback about the car, the biggest complaint in the slightly larger 18-inch aftermarket wheels, with one person citing they prefer the 'purity of form'. However, the car’s powertrain is already a bit of a contradiction to the show car appearance, but then again, that’s a marker of a great restomod build. Get a closer look at the rare Firebird here.
First seen on Motorious. View the article here.
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The engine is mechanically sound and can be driven anywhere with confidence. This vehicles exterior is clean. The interior of this automobile is clean. The mileage represented on this vehicle is the actual current mileage. Great, smooth shifting transmission. There is 50% of tire life left on this auto. Call Today for a Test Drive!
The first generation Firebird had characteristic Coke bottle styling shared with its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Announcing a Pontiac styling trend, the Firebird's bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end, giving it a more streamlined look than the Camaro. The Firebird's rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the 1966–1967 Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertibl
Very, VERY nice perfectly running / driving 1968 Pontiac Firebird convertible.Car has a Dutch registration with MOT. Comes with a new softtop, new exhaust, perfect engine.NO rust or damage ever. Nice 4 seater convertible. Drive this nice American beauty anywhere. Biggest choice in REAL Classic Cars in "the Stolze Collection" with more than 450 cars in stock ! From a project to perfect .
Here is an excellent example of a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible. This car has been very well cared for its entire life. It was treated to a restoration in the early 2000’s with documentation of the work done. It was repainted in the original Liberty Blue and fitted with a new black vinyl top. The interior is mostly original and very well preserved with new carpet. The engine is a 1969 Pontia