1967 Pontiac Firebird
From street to strip, this ‘bird has seen it all. As the old hotrod enjoys retirement from the Fontana drag strip, it continues to cruise plenty around town in Orange, CA. With a 1966 GTO 389 code WV (factory tri-power carburetors) engine block, this beast sits comfortably at a dyno-rated 360 horses thanks to an Edelbrock AVS2 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Torker intake, and Hooker long tube headers that surge through
Paint and exterior
As the previous owner once told me, “She looks fast standing still.” The bright yellow acrylic paint cost a whopping $700 in 1992, and still looks amazing to this day. It’s also very popular with the local bees!
Upholstery and Interior
1968 deluxe style interior. Back in the day, the previous owner found a deal on a ‘68 deluxe fold down rear seat and decided to revamp the interior theme. After a recover of the front buckets, this ‘bird has been luxuriously upgraded.
Original Engine: No
Pontiac heart from a 1966 GTO. Code WV block that indicated a factory tri-power set up. Unfortunately the top end is gone and currently is home to a set of ‘76 400 block 6s heads and a 4bbl Edelbrock AVS on an Edelbrock Torker intake.
Mileage is unknown as the original engine is no longer with the car. However, the odometer does not appear to have been turned over as the number tickers are lined up very straight.
Wheels and tires
Old school Cragar Super Sports wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial TAs, with the white letters out.
4 wheel power drums that stop great.
Rebuilt and strengthened for drag racing, feels to have a shift kit installed. 2700 stall converter replaced with 1700 for street use.