1967 Pontiac Firebird
The 1967 Pontiac Firebird was the first year for this new Pontiac offering. It was an attempt to enter the pony car market with a highly sports car inspired styling. Many of the feature pontiac styling cues such as slit taillights and wide track front end styling were present in this new car. It was well received by the public and far outsold the new Chevrolet Camaro.
On the outside this car featured the same smooth bulging lines found on the Camaro but included a integrated front bumper which was part of entire grill assembly. It also featured additional chrome trim emblems on the front fenders and tail panel.
The base version of the Firebird was available with six cylinder
and 326cid motors. However, for the performance lovers there was
the Firebird 400 option. This car featured the same powerful 400cid
motor from the GTO. This motor
featured 10.75 to 1 compression mated with a four speed or heavy
duty automatic. Each vehicle also had chrome valve covers, air cleaner
assembly, dual exhaust, and heavy duty battery. Also, to keep up
with the additional power the cars came with traction bars. Cars
rode on E70 by 14 inch Wide Oval tires and magnum styled wheels.
Firebird 400's also came with dual hood scoops and optional Ram
Air. However, the Ram Air options was incredibly rare and was only
installed on approx. 65 vehicles.
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