Sales were strong right off the bat. In fact, these original models sold better than the second-generation car during the latter’s initial four-year run.
Anyway, those who bought early Firebirds could also enjoy high-performance engines like the 400 ci V8 unit with the Ram Air IV option, which produced 345 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Really good numbers by late 60s standards.
Of course, people tend to expect more from these classics nowadays, especially when dealing with restomods such as this 1967 Firebird coupe, currently up for grabs.
The first thing you might notice with this car is that the styling is a bit “off”, albeit not in a bad way. Never mind that custom blue stripe at the back – what really stands out is that modified front end, as well as the custom rear panel with round recessed taillights (personally I prefer the “slit” design).
Other visual highlights include the hood pins, LeMans-style fuel cap, and the black 18” Budnik X-Series Shock wheels with PMD center caps and Toyo Proxes 1 tires that measure 245/40 at the front and 295/35 at the rear.
This Firebird also comes with adjustable coilovers (all four corners), power steering, Quadra-Link rear suspension, tubular upper and lower control arms, plus a set of blue Baer brake calipers to match that blue stripe out back.
It’s also worth noting that there’s an Optima red-top battery in the trunk, and that the air conditioning system doesn’t work. The latter might become an issue regardless of where you live, so the car’s future owner would be wise to either fix it (if possible) or install a Vintage Air climate control system.
As for what’s going on underneath the hood of this thing, we’re dealing with a custom 455 ci V8. It’s got a supercharger, Kinsler fuel injection, Edelbrock cylinder heads and tubular exhaust headers.
According to the seller, the car is sending 650 whp and 640 lb-ft of torque to its rear wheels via a Transzilla T56 six-speed manual gearbox. That 650 whp figure should translate to around 750 hp at the crank.