Lot 77
1969 Pontiac Trans Am


CHASSIS NO: 223379N107626

• 1 of just 230 cars built
• A low mileage example
• Very well-kept, in excellent condition

400 cid V-8 engine, 345 HP, four-speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes; wheelbase: 108.1”

GM introduced the F-platform-based Camaro in 1967 as a response to the overwhelming success of Ford’s Mustang. Because of time constraints, the engineers at Pontiac adopted the body for use in the new Firebird. Although the popularity of the Firebird would never quite match that of the Camaro, the first generation of these performance cars was still widely successful and would become a staple of the pony car market for the remainder of the 21st century. Early Firebirds came as either a coupe or convertible and could be purchased with a wide variety of engine choices and trim packages. In 1969, Pontiac engineers introduced a newly updated look for the Firebird which included four separate stand-alone headlights. While the base and Sprint trims retained their 230 and 250 cubic-inch six-cylinder engines, changes were made to both the High Output 350 and Ram Air 400 V-8s, both of which gained horsepower in 1969. The most significant news for this model year was the release of the Firebird Trans Am. Borrowed under a paid agreement with the SCCA, Firebird’s adoption of the Trans Am moniker was a move that would eventually pay off, with the car attaining great notoriety throughout its long production run.

Offered here today is this attractive white 1969 Pontiac Firebird with just under 65,000 miles on the odometer. This Firebird, equipped with the highly sought-after Trans Am package, was Pontiac’s top-of-the-line performance trim level for the 1969 model year. Featuring a 400 cubic-inch V-8 engine with Ram Air IV induction and a four-speed manual transmission, this Firebird is rated at 345 horsepower. The Trans Am trim level also includes several upgrades which greatly enhance the car’s appearance and handling. A rear spoiler, dual hood and fender scoops, a low riding sport suspension, larger performance rims, and heavy-duty anti-sway bars all contribute to this Firebird’s collector appeal. It is undoubtedly, however, the two blue racing stripes that truly solidify the sporty image of this mean machine.

While it may have come from a humble beginning, the Firebird ultimately became a cornerstone in the fabric of the legendary pony car class. Not surprisingly, it only took the Trans Am three years to oust the GTO as Pontiac’s most-popular performance car. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own this expertly preserved example of a car that truly represents the American pony car legacy.

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