The 1968 Pontiac Firebird was a compact sports car produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. It was introduced in 1967 as a companion model to the Pontiac Trans Am. The Firebird shared its platform and many mechanical components with the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1968 model year saw a redesign of the Firebird, which included new front and rear styling, a new interior, and new options such as hidden headlights.
The Firebird was available in a variety of trim levels, including the base model, the Esprit, the Formula 400, and the Trans Am. It was powered by a variety of V8 engines and offered with both manual and automatic transmissions. It became a popular muscle car in the late 60s and early 70s.
It may be unexpected to see a nun behind the wheel of a Pontiac Firebird, but that’s exactly the history behind this 1968 model currently for sale. The owner claims that the car is an original example, and has been kept in a garage since new. Despite this, the last registration date is from 2006.
“This car I purchased from the original owner after she passed away. This was an estate sale. The last service work paperwork found in the car was a local shop tune up & valve cover gaskets. This car was always maintained by the local new car dealer here in Bristol,” the seller explains.
This 1968 Firebird has a unique history, having been owned by a nun. Despite this, the car is in excellent condition, with the back seat remaining unused. This is because the original owner, who lived alone, rarely had passengers and took exceptional care of the vehicle, leading to its outstanding condition even after all these years.
The original 350 V8 engine paired with a 3-speed manual transmission is still in the car, and everything is working just like you’d expect it to work. It starts every time, and all parts inside are in working condition, though the original radio is currently in the trunk.
As for the mileage, the odometer indicates 83,000 miles (133,000 km), and of course, they’re all believed to be original.
As you can see from the photos, the car comes in a pretty good shape, it’s all thanks to the original owner always babying it as much as possible.// autoevolution.com //