Along with related Camaro, Firebird, without a doubt, one of the most popular and memorable muscle cars. There is hardly a man who never seen in his life a rapid and low car with a huge phoenix depicted on the whole hood. The model lasted a very long time, by a daring car from Smokey and Bandit series to the futuristic K.I.T.T. from the 80s.
And it all began with a more advanced version of the Camaro, under a separate Pontiac brand. The first generation appeared in 1967. This time, we talk about it.
1967 Pontiac Firebird design
Unlike his brother from Chevy, Firebird has an integrated front bumper. It is integral to the original grille, chrome-plated. In the center bulged a little beak with the logo of the brand. On the sides, there were two pairs of small, round headlights. In the rear, there were the original lights, designed as two thin strips. The designers obviously inspired by the larger GTO.
In side, Firebird could easily be confused with the Camaro. The same coke-bottle technique, the same doors, and door handles. The silhouette was identical.
The car was available as a 2-door coupe or two-door convertible.
1967 Pontiac Firebird interior
It’s almost nothing to say about the interior – it repeats the Camaro ’67 one. The same inverse slope of the center console, long central tunnel, three-spoke steering wheel. Interior looked stylish and attractive.
1967 Pontiac Firebird specs and modifications
For Firebird was available 3 main powertrains. The first was an in-line 6-cylinder engine working volume of 230 cubic inches or 3.8 liters. It was available in versions with a single-barrel and four-barrel carburetor (it was called Sprint). In the second version gave out 215 horsepower.
V8 engines were presented in two blocks – 326 CID and 400 CID. 8-cylinder engine of 326 cubic inches (5.3-liter) displacement were available in two variant – with a 2-bbl carb and special “H.O.” which means “High Output”. It features more productive 4-barrel carburetor. While the basic V8 producing 250 HP, its H.O. version has 285 HP. The other block was borrowed from the 1967 GTO – 400 cubic inch (6.6L) producing 325 HP.
For 1967 model year, four transmission options were available, in general. 2-speed automatic, 3-speed and 4-speed manual gearboxes were mounted on I6 and 326 V8 models. While 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic available only with 400 V8.
1967 Pontiac Firebird collectibility and price
In 1967 it was released only 90.152 pieces as coupes and 9,980 convertibles. At the moment, it is not difficult to find a suitable option in a good condition. So, on average, 1967 Firebird coupe is worth about $40,000, while the convertible worth twice as more.
1967 Pontiac Firebird performance
Firebird engine with 400 CID V8, was the heaviest, but still the fastest in the lineup. Thus, up to 60 miles per hour, it accelerated for 5.8 seconds and the quarter mile passing of 14.4 seconds with a speed of 100 miles per hour.
1967 Pontiac Firebird images
1967 Pontiac Firebird colors
As was customary at the time, the car can be ordered with almost any color – paint factory options totaled at least 10 names. 1967 Pontiac Firebird paint could choose from 16 different colors. 12 of it were metallic.
Interior paint can be selected from seven different colors.
- Starlight Black
- Cameo Ivory
- Monreux Blue Metallic
- Fathom Blue Metallic
- Tyrol Blue Metallic
- Signet Gold Metallic
- Linden Green Metallic
- Gulf Turquoise Metallic
- Mariner Turquoise Metallic
- Plum Mist Metallic
- Burgundy Metallic
- Silverglaze Metallic
- Verdoro Green Metallic
- Regimental Red
- Champagne Metallic
- Montego Cream
- Medium Gold Metallic
- Midnight Fawn Metallic
- Dark Turquoise Metallic
- Medium Blue Metallic