Pontiac introduced the Firebird February 23, 1967, to compete with the Chevrolet Camaro (introduced September 29, 1966) and the Ford Mustang (introduced April 1964).
The Firebird was designed from the Camaro’s F-Body design and the GTO’s A-Body drivetrain with a different rear end, sub-frame, split-grill front end, six vertical louvers on the front of the rear quarter panels, and louver style tail lamps. Improvements were also made in the engine placement, front suspension, and reinforced rear springs.
Built at the GM Lordstown Plant on 5/24/67 and ordered with the 326 CI, 250 HP engine with auto transmission power steering, power brakes, in Tyrol Blue with Parchment white interior.
The Firebird had a body off restoration to original factory specifications and retains its numbers matching 326 CI engine. The restoration was so perfect; the car received an AACA Junior Award, AACA Senior Award and AACA Grand National Winner Award.