Q: Mirror Types for 1968
I realized today that the doors off the coupe, now on the convertible, use “bullet” mirrors (bullet shaped casing with rectangular mirror inside). Was this offered in 1968?
A: There were no ‘Bullet Mirrors’ used on any 1968 Pontiac. You had a choice of Manual or Remote Adjustable Chrome Plated Mirrors. Early ’68’s used Round Style Mirrors. Sometime in December, the factory started using a Rectangular Shaped Chrome Mirror (for Manual and Remote). As for their being no Control Knob for the Mirror in Todd’s car, that’s the first clue that these are not factory mirrors. It was not uncommon for people to swap mirrors; add something with a little more style; more modern. The only 1st Gen. Firebird that used ‘Bullet Style’ Mirrors was the 1969 Firebird and those were only very late in production models (since the 1969 body style ran longer than normal, some of the ’70 style features began to show up in production.)
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