Q: Bird Emblem on Glove Box
What determined if a 1968 got the bird on the glove box door? Mine has the bird glass, but not the glove box door.
A: Good question. According to the option packages, the ‘Bird’ on the Glovebox was included with the Custom Trim option and ‘available’ ? on all Firebird models. I’m assuming that ‘available’ meant as part of the Custom Trim Option since there was no specific UPC Sales Code for ‘just’ the Glovebox Emblem. All 1967 Firebirds had this emblem and I’ve seen many Standard Trim 1968 Firebirds with this emblem (early builds). Could be that a few early ’68’s had this emblem installed. So far, no definite ‘rule’ on why some Standard Trim cars got it though. As for the ‘Bird’ Glass, this one is still a mystery since no factory documentation has surfaced explaining the criteria for the ‘Bird’ Glass. We have proven that it was not directly linked to Custom Trim, Conv, “400’s”, Power Windows, Tinted Glass, A/C, etc. It does seem to only apply to early build ’68s though the cut-off date has not yet been established.
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