VERY RARE OVERHEAD CAM 6 CYLINDER W/ 4 SPD! ORIGINAL, CLEAN & RUNS GREAT! DOC'D!
If you looked at this 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint convertible and said, "Wow, that's perfect for a V8 transplant," please move along. These 6-cylinder technology showcases are getting rarer by the day it seems simply because everyone thinks that eight cylinders are the only way to enjoy a pony car. Guess again, because this one is an absolute blast to drive.
This is a largely original car and it has that handsome survivor look that suggests care but not over-protection. It's been used as intended and that's what this Sprint loves most. It has probably been repainted once, and even though it was a while ago, it still looks quite good. There are a few of the usual signs of age and use, but there's absolutely no reason to go chasing perfection with this car and instead just enjoy it as-is, because it has a lot of presence. The Tyrol Blue paint is just the right shade, not too bright and not bland, and with a white accent stripe running down its flanks, this Sprint certainly looks the part of a fast, fun F-body. There are no signs of accident damage and this has never been a rusty car, so those kinds of worries are unfounded, and things like the traditional Pontiac split grille and unique Firebird emblems are in excellent shape. And you'll probably always enjoy everyone noticing that "OHC6" emblem on the rockers, so you should get ready for the questions now.
Pontiac's Parchment interiors are some of the most attractive of the period, and the Sprint got all the same perks as its V8 brothers. Bucket seats with pleated seat covers, a center console with a 4-speed shifter, and a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel make it feel quite sporting. The original gauges covered only the basics, so there's a modern Sun tach strapped to the steering column, and with the way the OHC 6 likes to rev, it's probably good to have. The carpets have probably been replaced at some point but the rest appears to be original and the dash hasn't been baked by the sun. An AM/FM/cassette radio is in the center stack and you'll be surprised by how good the woodgrain looks, lending the Sprint an upscale feel. There's also a white power convertible top that's in good shape and the trunk is outfitted with its original mat and a space-saver spare with jack assembly.
Pontiac's 3.8 liter SOHC inline-6 was a cool experiment into alternative powerplants and today it would feel quite contemporary. However in 1967, it was positively other-worldly to find such a thing in a domestic pony car. It's quite smooth and surprisingly torquey, and when was the last time you saw a six-cylinder engine with a 4-barrel carburetor? It's wearing traditional Pontiac Turquoise paint and a GTO-style air cleaner, but there's no mistaking that big cam cover on top. At shows, this engine is sure to draw more attention than any V8, no matter how much chrome you may throw at it. The 4-speed manual gearbox makes the most of the six's wide powerband, and it's quite a sensation to feel that turbine-smooth engine pulling through the gears quite unlike a V8. It exhales through a true dual exhaust system (this was a legit high-performance engine in 1967, believe it or not) and the soundtrack is aggressive but never annoying. Clean floors mean this car has always been loved and with the lightweight engine up front, this might be the best-handling early F-body you can own. The only real modification is a set of handsome chrome wire wheels wearing 205/70/14 Firestone radials, but the original steel wheels are available.
Documented with PHS paperwork, this magazine covergirl is a rare find that deserves a place in a true Pontiac collector's garage. Like I said, if you're into V8s, this isn't for you, but if you love Pontiacs this is an incredible find. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Numbers Matching
- Power Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- PHS Documentation
- Exterior Color
- Tyrol Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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