Introduction

Firebirds were restyled late in 1968 to incorporate revisions similar to those planned for the Chevrolet Camaro.

Design changes included:

Eight model options were available:

Standard equipment for the base Firebirds included the following:

I.D. NUMBERS

VIN LocationTop left of instrument panel, visible through the windshield
PositionCharacterDescription
12General Motors: Pontiac Division
2 & 323body series: Firebird
4 & 567convertible
37hardtop
691969
7VAssembled in Lordstown, Ohio
8 to 13100001 and upproduction sequence

IDENTIFICATION

Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
223 22337 2-door Hardtop
hardtop coupe
5 $2831 3080 75,362
223 22367 2-door Convertible
convertible
5 $3045 3330 11,649
223 22337 2-door Hardtop Trans Am
Trans Am hardtop
5 $3556   689
223 22367 2-door Convertible Trans Am
Trans Am Convertible
5 $3770   8

ENGINE

FEATURE Base 6 Sprint 6 350 400
Configuration Inline Inline Vee Vee
Cylinders Six Six 8 8
Valves Overhead Overhead Overhead Overhead
Camshaft Overhead Overhead Pushrod Pushrod
Block Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron
Displacement 250 cid 250 cid 350 cid 400 cid
Bore & Stroke 3.875"x3.531" 3.875"x3.531" 3.875"x3.75" 4.125"x3.746"
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.75:1
Brake HP 175 @ 4800 rpm 215 @ 4800 rpm 320 @ 5100 rpm 330 @ 4800 rpm
Main bearings       5
Valve Lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Carburetor Rochester
one-barrel
Rochester
four-barrel
Rochester four-barrel Rochester four-barrel

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread
Firebird 108" 191.1" 60" 60"

FIREBIRD RPO PACKAGES

Firebird Sprint Package
  • Option code 342
  • 250-cid V-8 with 10.5:1 compression
  • 215 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Price: $111 - $132 over the base model
Firebird 350 Package
  • Option code 343
  • Engine code L-30
  • Three-speed manual transmission with column shift
  • F70 x 14 tires
  • 350-cid V-8 with 9.2:1 compression
  • Rochester two-barrel carburetor
  • 265 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Price: $111 over the base model
Firebird 350-HO Package
  • Option code 344
  • Engine code L-76
  • Three-speed manual transmission with column shift
  • Dual exhausts
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • 350-cid V8 with 10.5:1 compression
  • Rochesteer four-barrel carburetor
  • 325 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Price: $186 over the base model
Firebird 400 Package
  • Option code 345
  • Engine code W-56
  • Chrome engine parts
  • Three-speed manual transmission with floor shift
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Dual exhausts
  • F70 x 14 red line or white sidewall tires
  • "Power Flex" variable pitch cooling fan
  • 400-cid V8 with 10.75:1 compression
  • Rochester four-barrel carburetor
  • 330 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Special hood with non-functional scoops
  • Ride and handling package
  • $275 over the base model when included with the 3-speed manual transmission
  • $358 over the base model when included with the four-speed manual transmission
Firebird RAM AIR IV Package
  • Option code 347
  • Engine code L-67
  • Chrome engine parts
  • Three-speed manual transmission with floor shift
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Dual exhausts
  • F70 x 14 red line or white sidewall tires
  • "Power Flex" variable pitch cooling fan
  • 400-cid V8 with 10.75:1 compression with special camshaft and valve train
  • Rochester four-barrel carburetor
  • 345 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Special hood with functional scoops and emblems
  • Ride and handling package
  • Price: $832 over the base model
Trans Am Package
  • Option code 322 UPC WS-4
  • Engine code L-74
  • Heavy-duty three-speed manual transmission with floor shifter
  • 3.55:1 axle
  • fiberglass-belted tires
  • heavy duty shocks and springs
  • one-inch stabilizer bar
  • power front disc brakes
  • variable ratio power steering
  • engine air exhaust louvers
  • rear deck air foil
  • black textured grille
  • full-length body stripes
  • white and blue finish
  • leather covered steering wheel
  • special identification decals
  • "Power Flex" variable pitch cooling fan
  • 400-cid V8 with 10.75:1 compression
  • Rochester four-barrel carburetor
  • 335 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Price: $725 over the base model

OPTIONS

Custom air conditioner$376
Heavy-duty battery$4
Brake pedal trim package$5
Electric clock$16
Console$54
Cruise control$58
Remote control deck lid$15
Rally gauge cluster with tachometer$84
Rally gauge cluster with clock$47
Tinted windows$33
Tinted windshield$22
Custom stick-shift knob$5
Leather and Morrokide trim$199
Remote control outside mirror$11
Power brakes$42
Power steering$105
Left power bucket seat$74
Power convertile top$53
Power windows$105
Wire wheel discs$53 - $74
Rally II wheels$63 - $84
Turnpike cruise option package$177
Transmission options included two-speed automatic$174 - $185
Turbo-Hydra-Matic$195 - $227
Three-speed floor shift$84
Heavy-duty three-speed manual with floor shift$84
Wide or close ratio four-speed manual$185 (each)
265-hp two-barrel regular fuel 350-cid V-8$11 extra
330-hp four-barrel 350-cid HO V-8$175 extra

HISTORICAL NOTES

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