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Pontiac Firebird (1967–8)

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Pontiac Firebird. 1967–8 (prod. 189,670). 2-door coupé, 2-door convertible. F/R, 230, 250 in³ (I6 OHC), 326, 350, 400 in³ (V8 OHV). Pontiac’s response to the pony car phenomenon, and a corporate twin to the Chevrolet Camaro (1967–8), which formed the base. With its later introduction, Firebird benefited from engineering lessons learned from Chevrolet. Under general manager John de Lorean, Firebird went beyond Camaro with a more performance-oriented bent. OHC six one-barrel at base, four-barrel for Firebird Sprint. Firebird 326 in middle of range with two-barrel V8; four-barrel for 326 HO. Firebird 400 at top of range, with four-barrel; Ram Air the top engine option for 1967. Larger six for ’68, 326 replaced by 350, 400 HO added; Ram Air II in May 1968.

Manufacturing locations: Lordstown, Ohio, USA; Van Nuys, California, USA

Marque: Pontiac | Model: Pontiac Firebird | Successor: Pontiac Firebird (1969)

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