1969 Pontiac Firebird

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Orange
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Designer: Jack Humbert

Estimate: $32,000 -­ $47,000

Chassis Number: 223679N104206
Decoded: 2=Pontiac Division; 23=Firebird; 67=2­dr convertible; 9=1969; N=Norwood, OH
assembly plant; 104206=4,206th 1969 Pontiac Firebird scheduled for production at Norwood
Engine: 350 cid OHV V8
4­-barrel Carburetor / 265 bhp
4-­Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Front Disc with Rear Drum Brakes
Mileage: 3,540

● Factory Carousel Red Paint
● Well Appointed and Cared for
● Verified Pedigree with PHS Documents

The Model: As Firebird entered its third year, the brand had already helped Pontiac become known as the “performance” division at GM. With help from the GTO, and the easing of displacement vs. car size throughout the company, faster, better handling and better looking cars were being produced. While Pontiac still made their bread and butter off the sales of full-size cars like Catalina and Bonneville, and were doing well in the mid­size market with Tempest and Le Mans, the lure of the Firebird was bringing in a whole new generation of Pontiac buyers. One area when these little sport compact seemed lacking, was a wide variety of color selections. The new GTO did have a rather impressive ‘Carousel Red” for their new high-performance Judge edition, but was lacking in other “high­-impact” colors. But times were changing and Pontiac soon learned that the customers were always right.

The Car: At least one buyer of the Firebird must have admired the Judge’s Carousel Red, which carried the same paint code as Chevrolet’s Hugger Orange, to the point he made a special order for their new convertible. This fact has been confirmed by the documentation from the Pontiac Historical Society with a copy of the original build sheet denoting all of the factory installed accessories. Power equipment was king, steering, brakes, disc up front, as well as power top and driver’s bucket seat. Another option the two-­barrel “L30” version of the 350 V8, was installed. Today this car features most of its original factory equipment with the original AM radio upgraded to a modern sound system plus the addition of several accessory gauges mounted to the bottom of the dashboard. A rare car when ordered, and a very unique survivor that deserves to be in a quality collection.