Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors has scheduled a February introduction for the Firebird, its entry in the sports car field.
Named after a legendary Indian symbol which promised action, power, beauty and youth, the Firebird will be available in two styles, a hardtop coupe and convertible. The new series goes on sale Feb. 23.
Five engines will be offered, including the Pontiac overhead camshaft six-cylinder engine as standard and up to the optional 400 cubic-inch V-8.
Standard equipment are bucket seats, three-speed manual transmission with four-speed manual and two-speed and three-speed automatic optional; all-vinyl interior trims and the safety items previously announced on 1967 Pontiacs.
The Pontiac entry is the 12th in the sports car field which blossomed into a million-car market following the introduction of Ford’s Mustang in 1964.
Pontiac’s new personal sports car, the Firebird makes February debut; above is convertible model
Firebird series includes hardtop model, below
Motor News, February 1967. Published by: Detroit, Automobile Club of Michigan
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