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1968 Pontiac Firebird

Sale price: $US $16,155.00 make an offer

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Date: 2020-06-03
I want to buy this car. Richard Matteson (from DALLAS, TEXAS) offered 16000 usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
Year: 1968
Type: Coupe
Color: Burgundy
Mileage: 48,800
Engine: 400 / 6.6L
Transmission: Manual 4-Speed Muncie M20
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 400 4 speed
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Pontiac Firebird for sale

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1968 Firebird California Black-Plate 400 4spd Un-Restored with Original Paint (“aka the “California Raisin”) . "Born with" Engine and Drive Train. nbsp;and Original Paperwork 

Thank you for checking out my auction. This is truly a great un-restored piece of Pontiac history.  It would not require too much other than a re-paint and a refresh on the suspension and steering bushings to take it to the next level. if desired.  Personally. I really like it as it is and you do not see them in original paint in this condition (ok. what is left of the lacquer. the California Sun had its way with the finish).  I have always liked the Raisin in its current Sun-Dried state and have others that have seen it and really think it should left un-restored. but that decision is left up the next ownership.

The car will come with its original real Bill of Sale. Broadcast sheet. Protecto-plate. owners manual. and the a copy of the California from the last registered owner (1996) of the car which is showing the California Black plate #s.  The title is a color copy because I had to surrender it when I registered it but the rest of the documentation is the real deal. not PHS reproduced.

The following improvements were made during my ownership. focused on preservation and to keep the provenance since April 2012.

Re-cored radiator and maintained the original Harrison tanks and stamps.

      New Gas tank sender unit (I thinks it was Rick's Camaro website with the return hose.

New interior seat covers and headliner professionally installed (PUI)

Changed ignition points to petronix ingition (huge improvement and original parts will be included)

Replaced the original plastic-cogged gears and timing chain with new gears and a double-oiler timing chain.  

Replaced the brake master cylinder with aftermarket. original has been rebuilt by Karp's in CA (both incl)

New front Sway-bar arm bushings and bolts (AMES)

New Period-look Battery (have the receipt)

New Battery Harness with pincer clamps (Ames)

Period correct (date coded) 1968 Sun SuperTach (Day-2 item)

Special ordered and wiring harness for Sun SuperTach

I have a carpet kit from AMES and a new Burl wood decal set for the console. and a front speaker replacement (radio works but the speaker is shot) that will be available at a discounted price to the buyer if interested.

The original GTO special order shift knob (as indicated on the invoice) will be installed and is included. but the Hurst T-shifter knob pictured will not be included with the auction (purchased the T handle in 2013 and got to keep a "piece" of the experience/ownership).  

I believe that pictures speak a 1000 words so I will not belabor the description of this vehicle other than saying that is a really nice an “Honest Car. ”  I can provide several more pics through Google but will need to be contacted through eBay to do so.  I will attempt to respond each night that it is listed.

Here are the Specs and codes for the 68 and what they translate to. based on the VIN and documentation:


Paint Flambeau Burgundy

Interior Custom Deluxe Black Bucket Seats

22337 Firebird Hardtop Coupe

345 400 4BBL inc. chrome air cleaner lid and valve covers

354 4-Speed Manual Floor Shift

361 Safe-T-Track Rear Axle Heavy Duty

382 Push Button AM Radio

472 Console

524 Custom Gear Shift Knob

554 Custom Trim Option

As you can see this Firebird was nicely “hot rod” optioned! All of these options are still in place today including the original shift knob.

Vehicle Identification Number


First Digit “2” identifies Pontiac Motor Division

Second & Third Digits “23” identifies the series Firebird

“37” identifies 2 Door Hardtop

Sixth Digit “8” identifies Model Year 1968 

Seventh Digit “U” identifies the Lordstown. Ohio Assembly Plant

Last Six Digits represent assembly sequence 100001 up.

Cowl Tag


ST 68 22637 LOR 19896 BODY

TR 259 N - N PAINT

04C - Third Week of April

68 - Model Year 1968

2 - Pontiac Car Division

26 - Firebird Hardtop Coupe

37 - 2 Door Hardtop

LOR - Lordstown. Ohio Assembly Plant

19896 - Body Sequence Number

259 - Custom Interior Trim (Black Vinyl)

N - Lower Paint Color (Flambeau Burgundy)

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