Q: Headrest Availability
Did some 1968 firebirds come with high back seats and headrests?
A: Head rests were available as an option on 1967 and 1968 Firebirds
code for 1967 is AS2 code for 1968 is 571
69 headrests were government mandated and had two different styles: straight (early and same as 67-8) and bent or curved later in 69. The upper seat frame on 69s are the same as 67-8 so its the easiest way to add headrests to a 67-8. Just remember to use the padding and cover for your model of car.
A: And don’t forget the headrests were actually listed as an option on 1969 Firebirds built before 1/1/69 – just like my Sprint. They all got them, but were charged as optional. The 1/1/69 price sheet changed to reflect them becoming standard, because of Federal safety regs. BTW, mine was built 12/17/68, and had the later curved headrest arms, as well as the second design 45 deg cylinder head (ZH engine).
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