Lot 291 - 1969 Pontiac Firebird
|Odometer reading||4,177 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £24,000|
Capitalising on the arrival of its new V8 engine in 1955, General Motors' Pontiac division reinvented itself for 1960's adopting a sporting, youthful image promoted by a series of evocatively named high-performance models: Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Firebird and Trans Am. Such was the success of this policy that Pontiac occupied third place in the U.S. sales chart for most of the decade. Effectively an up-market Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac's Firebird was introduced in February 1967 using the same bodyshell as its Chevrolet counterpart but readily distinguishable by its divided front grille. Engines ranged from a 230ci (3.8-litre) overhead-cam six cylinder unit to a 400ci (6.6-litre) 325bhp, V8. Two body styles were offered: a two-door hardtop coupé and a convertible.
This handsome model is in excellent condition with many improvements and upgrades by the enthusiastic vendor. Power steering has recently been fitted making the car much more enjoyable to use, in addition to this, rear brake discs have also been fitted. The grey paintwork is in very good condition and the black interior unmarked. We are advised by the vendor that this Firebird drives with no known faults and is clearly a car that has benefited from huge time and financial investment and resulting in a delightful example. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this manual transmission Pontiac is a real head-turner.