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Daleville, Virginia
United States

 
 

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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 350 HO (69HO)

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Photo of a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 350 HO (69HO)

About

The beauty above is our newest project car. It's a one owner car that was purchased new in 1968 at Bob Cutt's Pontiac about 15 miles from our house. The car, in it's current condition, was located in the backyard of a house in Salem, VA, one mile from where the dealership was originally located. The lady that owned it passed away in 2001, and the car had been parked ever since. It was about a 2 month process to purchase the car, and I had actually given up hope of getting it, but it all came together in the end. Rather than tow the car home, I worked on it in the backyard for about 5 hours, then I took it for a drive! The car runs and drives great, but it needs a lot of work. All of the suspension is shot, the floor pans, trunk pan, and bottoms of the rear quarters are rusted out, and the engine looks like a great big rust ball, just to mention a few issues. On the positive side, I noticed the first time I looked at the car that it had a 350 with a 4 barrel carb, which you don't see too many of. After running the numbers I determined the car is a 350 HO car, one of 112. PHS documentation confirmed this. The car is all numbers matching, right down to the carb. I plan to fix the safety related items and drive this one for a while before restoring it.

Specs

350HO Engine
325HP

Differences between standard 350 and 350HO:
4 barrel intake and carburator
RAM AIR III Heads from GTO
RAM AIR III Cam from GTO

The HO cars also get a Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission rather than a Turbo 350 and a 3.55 rear gear ratio.

Factory Options

EXTERIOR DECOR GROUP
FIREBIRD 350 HO 4BBL 350 HO V8 ENGINE
DUAL EXHAUSTS
3 SPD TURBO HYRDA-MATIC TRANSMISSION
RADIO PUSH BUTTON
SPEAKER-REAR SEAT
MIRROR-VISOR VANITY-RH
WHEELS-RALLY II-DIFF
STEERING WHEEL-CUSTOM SPORTS-DIFF
CONSOLE
RALLY GAUGE CLUSTER & CLOCK
POWER STEERING-VARIABLE RATIO
GLASS-SOFT RAY-WINDSHIELD ONLY
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
HEAD RESTRAINTS
SPRINGS & SHOCKS - RIDE & HANDLING
MATS-FRONT FLOOR-THROW
AIR CLEANER-HEAVY DUTY
MAT-REAR COMPARTMENT
F70X14 WSW TIRES

Mods

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