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Family-Owned 1967 Pontiac Firebird Covered for Years Is Full of Surprises

1967 was the year when the Firebird nameplate came to be, with the production coming down to over 82,500 units.
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Needless to say, the two-door hardtop coupe was the one accounting for the lion’s share with over 67,000 cars, while the convertible was far behind with around 15,500 units.

The original Pontiac Firebird was available with a choice of six different engines, each with a different purpose.

First of all, it was the standard 230 (3.8-liter) six-cylinder rated at 165 horsepower. Given its output, the purpose of the engine was as simple as it could be: provide an economical drive, more or less making the Firebird just the right choice for going to the supermarket.

A second six-cylinder was also offered with code W53 – it was still a 230 unit, but this time, the power output was increased to 215 horsepower.

As far as the V8 lineup was concerned, the L30 was the most popular choice. It was the base V8, coming with a 326 (5.3-liter) displacement and a 250-horsepower power rating. An upgraded version, known as H.O. and coming with engine code L76, produced 285 horsepower.

The stars of the show on the Firebird were the W66 and L67, both coming in the form of 400 (6.6-liter) units. The first one developed 325 horsepower, while the latter came with the Ram Air package and the same output.

The Firebird that eBay seller classic-car-builder is now trying to find a new owner for was born with the 326 under the hood, and the same engine continues to be in charge of putting the wheels in motion today. More important is that the V8 still starts and runs, though it only does it with the help of a gas can – cleaning the tank (if possible) or installing a new one, however, could bring everything back to running condition.

The condition of the car obviously isn’t the best, but on the other hand, this Firebird is far from becoming a total wreck. And worth knowing is that it ticks all the right boxes, as it’s been part of the same family since new and most of the things you see outside, inside, and under the hood continue to be original.

The Firebird comes with the typical metal issues, which isn’t necessarily surprising given it’s been stored under a cover for many years. However, the floors are still solid, which seems to suggest the rust is mostly on the surface and hasn’t yet produced too much damage.

The car isn’t being sold as part of an auction but comes with a fixed price tag, so anyone who wants to give it a second chance must be willing to pay close to $6,500.


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