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1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible!! Listed by ekrugg admin This listing has been viewed 480 times

City: Monroeville
State: PA
Phone: 412-616-0434
Zip: 15146
Country: United States
Engine Size: 350 ci
Miles: 71,000
Model: Firebird
Price: $54,000
Make: Pontiac
Year: 1968
Status: Active
Full Description: 1968 Firebird Convertible
You are viewing a very nicely done and fresh 68 Firebird 350, TH 350, 3 speed automatic convertible. Total Restoration Costs. The car was built as a total restoration by me and Rutledge Auto Service at 2 Forbes Road, Trafford, PA 15085. The car was in good condition to begin with. It ran and drove well. The odometer shows 71,895, which is the original mileage. The odometer works with the mileage when completed showed 71,756. It has been driven 1,150 miles since the build was completed. The build took over 2 years to complete, with over 1,240 hours of labor, when finished the first week of May 2012. When it was completed I had over $49,547.64 invested in the build.

Body/Paint: The body was disassembled and stripped down to bare metal. Any rusted body parts were replaced. There are no putty repairs on the body. The hood is a steel aftermarket with functioning dual hood scoops. The front valance, header and rear valance are original, rust free. The body was prepared with multiple coats of primer and block sanded. The paint is GM Aqua Blue Metallic, a 2010 Camaro color sprayed over with highest quality clear. The entire car was wet sanded and buffed. I added a rear spoiler. All body parts were painted inside and out.

Interior: Restored with deluxe black vinyl. The driver seat and rear quarters were recovered. The passenger and rear seats, and door panels are original, reconditioned, new carpet, dash pad, and pillar posts. Original wood grain accents, and consol are in good condition, with original gauge package, Rosewood steering wheel.

Top: New white nylon power top, restored with new weather stripping headliner, and cables. Includes boot.

Running Gear: The engine is the original 350 with correct fined aluminum valve covers. 3933163 aluminum high rise intake with correct 2 barrel carburetor. Deep groove pulleys. Exhaust manifolds have been replaced with ceramic long headers. Distributor has been converted to electronic ignition. Rebuilt TH 350, 3 speed automatic transmission, with mid range shift kit. 10 bolt rear end with 373 gears, posi. 4 core radiator and runs cool. I added a transmission cooler, and an upgraded 5 blade fan. Power steering with new hoses. Upgraded wiring and fuses with Painless Complete Wiring Harness, Part # 202101 from Summit Racing Equipment $489.95.

Suspension: Restored stock rear multi leaf springs. Tubular Control Arm Set, All 4, Upper and Lower, with Ball Joints, new tie rod ends, Moog coil springs, front sway bar, all 4, front and rear spring over shock absorbers. All new vinyl body mounts

Brakes: Front power disc brakes with rear drum brakes, New master cylinder and all new stainless steel brake lines

Exhaust: Jeggs: Ceramic Coated Headers, 2.5 inch, Hooker, Part # 520-4902: $482.99 + Stainless Steel Headers back Dual Exhaust, with X pipe and two mufflers Pypes, Part # 958-SGF60S $457.99 + a pair of Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips Pypes, Part # 958-DVT58 $81.99 = $1,036.96

Summary: Original 68 Firebird convertibles in this condition are rare. I have never seen one as nice in person. The price is reasonable so if you are seeking a classic muscle car this car is worthy of your consideration and offers a great value for the money. I have over 100 pictures of the car, with build pics, and parts lists, so please contact me and provide your email address if you would like additional pictures. Don’t miss out on this affordable ride.

Disclaimer: The car is for sale locally. The owner has the right to cancel the sale at any time for any reason. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied with the car being sold in "AS IS" condition.

Feel free to call me to discuss the particulars. A thumb drive with pictures journal of the build and parts list is included with the sale

Body Style: 2 Dr. Convertible
Transmission: TH350 3 Speed Automatic