Q: 350 HO for 1969
I have a 1969 350 HO. How many of these were built. I have heard conflicting informatin.
A: …The following is from Pontiac Engine Production Logs (1969 Firebird):
350 HO "WN" (manual) 2,455 350 HO "XC" (auto) 2,670 350 HO "YR" (auto) 2 (early prod.type ?) ((This low-prod. version may have been Trans. related))
There were 56,052 Standard 350 Firebird engines produced (Man. & Auto) The Engine Log lists (2) types of “Auto” Trans applications…..
350 Std. "XB" (auto) 11,673 350 Std. "YE" (auto) 35,915
This difference was related to the type of Transmission (M-31, M-38).
Total 1969 Firebird Production was 87,011. With only 5,127 350 HO engines produced, I’d say there probably are not too many originals left.
***NOTE: So far, no one from PMD, PHS or otherwise has come forward to comment on the Engine Production Log Totals. Are these totals for total number of vehicles produced or just the engine assy ? I’m more inclined to believe there were usually more engines built than cars. For many years, there have been all sorts of articles written that use the Engine Log Totals as “Total Cars Produced” and I doubt that is entirely true (unless someone can produce actual Vehicle Production Totals from the Billing History Files.
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