Q: Totals for 1968
I just got my package from PHS which is very informative, except it didn’t have the production numbers for 1968 – the year I am (most) interested in. It had the # of coupes vs. conv. made for each of the “other” years – 1967 & 1969. Does anyone have them for 1968? And does the Big Red Firebird Book break them down any further? After reading the description of it, it sounded like it might have the numbers of how many 1968 conv. had a 400 and an automatic, which is what I really want to know.
A: For the 1968 Firebird, here are some Production Totals. Note, some figures are from research by Fred Simmonds (PMD) while other numbers are estimates based on the Engine Production Log and Coupe -vs- Conv Ratio….
1968 FIREBIRD PRODUCTION
Coupes: 90,152 Conv: 16,960 400 Option 21,000* (est. based on 21,354 engines built) 400 Auto (base) 11,000* (est. based on 11,151 engines built) 400 4-spd (base) 7,500* (est. based on 7,563 engines built) 400 Conv. 3,500* (est. based on coupe -vs- conv. ratio) 400 H.O. 2,087 400 H.O. 4spd 1,400* (est. based on 1,415 engines built) 400 H.O. auto 650* (est. based on 684 engines built) 400 H.O. conv. 350* (est. based on coupe -vs- conv. ratio) 400 Ram Air I 413* (total engines: 414) 400 Ram Air II 110* (total engines: 127) 400 Ram Air Conv. 12* (per Fred Simmonds 7/89)
Now, wouldn’t it be nice if someone with access to the original databases could comment on these (and other) totals ? Perhaps correct or validate any of these ‘assumed’ numbers ??
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