Q: H.O. Firebirds were Built for 1968
How many 1968 H.O. Firebirds were built?
A: The only known figure is from the 1968 Engine Production Log.
2099 total Firebird H.O. engines produced 1415 4spd engines 684 auto engines
From here, everything is an estimate based on input from several die-hard Pontiac enthusiasts using the Coupe -to- Conv. ratio….
400 H.O. (coupe & conv) 2087 400 H.O. conv. 350 400 H.O. 4spd 1400 400 H.O. auto 650 400 H.O. conv w/4spd 250 400 H.O. conv w/auto 100
Obviously, the only sure way to determine exactly how many Firebirds were built with the H.O. option is to research the Billing History Files at PMD. This would require viewing (or scanning ?) all BH’s from 1968, looking for Firebirds, then counting only those with the 348 engine option sales code. To break things down further, one would have to sort the count by body style code and trans option. This could be done given the interest by many enthusiasts out there. However, since these files are somewhat ‘controlled’ by a private company who sells the information, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon.
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