1968 Pontiac Pontiac Firebird Ram Air 1
Mecum Auctions – Anaheim, CA
November 18-19, 2016
“One of One.” Carousel Red – the only special-order color Ram Air I built. But there is another less evident feature that sets the car apart from its contemporaries; it is one of only 413 1968 Firebirds built with the Ram Air I engine – only 92 of which came backed by the 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission.
Because it was intended for racing and not for use in inclement weather, the Ram Air intake system was packed in the trunk at the factory for installation at the dealer.
This special Firebird was restored by Pontiac specialists Tri-Power Automotive, who completed the job in November 2009. As proof of their quality work, later that very month the car was awarded Concourse Gold Certification at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, judged as possessing 95 to 100 percent factory originality, scoring 991 of 1,000 points and being named Best Pontiac.
Along with its special order finish and rare drivetrain, it also features a black vinyl roof, black bucket seat interior with woodgrain console, bright trim package and an AM radio. Rare Koni shock absorbers are part of the Ride and Handling package, maximized by optional Redline tires on Rally II wheels. It’s all backed by PHS documentation and presents as new and fresh as delivery day.
This just may set a record on auction day!