Mecum Auctions | 19-Nov-2016 | Anaheim 2016 | Venue : Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : S92
Year : 1968
Engine Size : 400/340 HP
Colour : Green
Interior : Black
Chassis No. : # 223378L107568
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
Late production build and 110 total made
1 of 98 M21 coupes built
Four owner California-built car
Current owner has kept since 2014
18 month subframe-off restoration completed in 2004 with under 600 miles since
Numbers matching, born with Ram Air II engine block, Ram Air II specific round port heads, and exhaust manifolds
M21 4-speed transmission
Engine was rebuilt to AMA specifications with an estimated 430 HP at the flywheel
3.90 Safe-T-Track rear
Dual exhaust
10.75 compression and original cam and valve specifications
Redline wide oval tires
Deluxe interior with bench seat, original dash and door panels
62,953 original miles
Correct rear, heads, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, carburetor and distributor
Verdoro Green with Black deluxe interior
Featured in Muscle Car Enthusiast September 2004 and Muscle Car Review June 2008
PHS documentation and owner history

This frame-off restored 1968 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air II is exceptionally rare. A late production example, it is one of a total of 110 built and one of 98 with the M21 close-ratio 4-speed. According to the Pontiac Historical Society, it is the one and only bench seat 4-speed Ram Air II ever built, making it a “One of One. Restored over 18 months between 2002 and 2004, it retains its factory-original matching-numbers WU L67 Ram Air II block, original RA II-specific round-port code 96 heads and matching exhaust manifolds. Rebuilt to AMA specifications, it maintains the correct 10.75:1 compression and original cam and valve specifications, generating an estimated 430 to 440 HP at the flywheel. It is as factory-equipped with the Muncie M21 4-speed transmission, 3.90:1 Safe-T-Track rear end, dual exhaust, Firestone Redline tires, Deluxe interior with extremely rare bench seat, tinted glass and AM radio. Despite its Plain-Jane appearance, this is a serious performer in the great Pontiac muscle tradition, capable of trailering the fiercest of its contemporaries. Featured in the September 2004 issue of Muscle Car Enthusiast and Muscle Car Review, June 2008, this four-owner ‘Bird has been with its present owner since 2014. Showing 62,000 original miles, it has been driven less than 600 miles since its restoration and remains in excellent condition. It is backed by PHS documentation, original Georgia license plate, ownership history, magazine articles including a May 1968 Super Stock and Drag Illustrated Magazine technical analysis. This car was special ordered as light as possible, with the highest horsepower available to Firebird owners in 1968. As one of only a very few left with original engine intact, it is also one of the most well known and documented Ram Air II cars in existence.