2nd Year: ’68 Pontiac Firebird 400
It didn’t take John Z. DeLorean long to secure a Pontiac version of Chevy’s Camaro. Of course all of that haggling was done with product planners years before either car was introduced. The big differentiator between brands at GM was standard equipment or in Detroit terms – luxury. Therefore the Firebird was more deluxe right out of the box. The engine option list grew year-by-year and you could order a unique to Pontiac OHC 6 all the way up to 400cid in a variety of flavors. We are big fans of the early Firebirds and rarely do we find one that makes us say yes.Today’s find has us hunting for our checkbook. It is an original 62,000 mile example with one repaint in the original color. It is powered by the 2nd most powerful motor available rated at 330hp. It is a 4-speed car and numbers match all the way around. It hasn’t been modified at all and has original trim rings, original radio, jack, trunk mat and the list goes on. Okay, so you don’t like green. Well that leaves this one for people who do (like us). Hagerty has these topping $30,000. There’s a big drop for condition 2 cars hitting around $17,500. It’s better than that. Click here for the listing.