1967-69 Firebird Parts – Pontiac Firebird Restoration Parts

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Pontiac Firebird

First generation (1967-1969)

The First Generation Firebirds had a coke-bottle styling. Unlike its the Chevrolet Camaro, its bumpers integrated into the design of the end and its rear … taillights inspired by the Pontiac GTO. a two-door hardtop and a convertible offered through the 1970 year (the next minus the convertible, being as 1970-1/2 models).

Originally the car was a prize for Pontiac, who had initially to produce a two-seat sports car of its own based on the original Banshee car. However, GM feared a vehicle would directly with Chevrolet’s Corvette, and the was made to give Pontiac a of the pony car market by having sharing the F-body platform Chevrolet. Somewhat disappointed at decision, Pontiac went re-making the F-body in their own with both styling and changes.

It outsold the Camaro.

The model had a 230 in³ (3.8L) OHC engine, with a single-barrel and developing 165 hp (123 kW). The model, the Sprint, had a four-barrel developing 215 hp (160 kW).

But buyers opted for one of the V8’s: the 326 (5.3L) with a two-barrel producing 250 hp (186 kW); the (High Output) engine of the displacement, but with a four-barrel and producing 285 hp (213 kW); or the 400 (6.6L) from the GTO with 325 hp kW). A Ram Air option was also providing functional hood higher flow heads stronger valve springs, and a camshaft.

Power for the Ram Air package was the as the conventional 400 H.O. but the engine at a higher RPM. The 230 in³ engines were subsequently by 250 in³ (4.1L) ones, the developing 175 hp (130 kW) using a barrel carburetor, and the other a 215 hp kW) engine with a four-barrel Also for the 1968 model, the 326 (5.3L) motor was replaced by a 350 (5.7L).

A H.O. version of the 400 (6.6L) with a revised cam was offered starting in that developed 330 hp (246 kW). output of the other engines was marginally. In 1969, a $725 handling package called the Am Performance and Appearance Package, included a rear spoiler, was

Named after the Trans-Am the name was used without and the SCCA threatened to sue. But GM the deal by paying $5 to the SCCA for car sold. Of these first Ams, only 689 hardtops and 8 were made.

There was an Ram Air IV option for the 400 in³ engine that year, complementing the Ram Air II; generated 345 and 335 hp respectively.

Bodywise, the difference from the 1967 to the model was the addition of Federally-mandated marker lights: for the front of the the blinkers were made and extended to wrap around the edges of the car, and on the rear, the (V-shaped) Arrowhead logo was to each side. Also, stoped using wing-windows and using single panes on the

The 1969 model received a facelift with a new front end made of an Endura bumper the headlights and grilles. Inside, was a revised instrument panel and wheel. Also, the ignition was moved from the dashboard to the column with the introduction of new locking ignition switch/steering

Due to engineering problems that ultimately delay introduction of the 1970 Firebird beyond the fall debut, Pontiac production of 1969-model Firebirds the early months of the 1970 year until the end of calendar 1969 (the other Pontiac models had been on September 18, 1969). In fact, by spring of 1969, Pontiac had all model-year references on Firebird and promotional materials, anticipating the production run of the then-current 1969

The First Generation Firebird be easily distinguished from the with its four round whereas the Camaro only had Although not apparent at the time, the Firebird Trans Am, along (ironically) the Chevrolet Corvette, become the only American cars that would in continuous production since inception.

Second generation Firebird

The Second Generation for the 1970 model year as a introduction on February 26, 1970 but was designated by Pontiac as a 1970 not a 1970-1/2 as many sources reported through the years. the coke bottle styling was a swoopy body style, the top of the rear window line almost straight down to the lip of the lid a look that was to epitomize styling for the longest period the Firebird’s lifetime.

The new design was characterized with a large until 1975 when the window was enlarged. There two Ram Air 400 engines for 1970: the Ram Air III (335 hp, 366 hp in and the Ram Air IV (345 hp, 370 hp in GTO) which carried over from A distinctive, slant-nose facelift in 1977, redone somewhat in

From 1977 to 1981, the used four square while the Camaro continued to the two round headlights that had been shared by both Generation designs.

The 455 engine in the Second Generation Firebird Am was arguably the last high-performance of the original muscle car generation. The 455 first made its appearance in as the 455-HO. In 1973 and 1974, a version of the 455, called the was offered.

The SD-455 utilized components from Pontiac’s 366 engine, and was built as a full-bore engine that produced 540 hp; the engine was subsequently toned to appease the EPA and to meet GM’s own horsepower policy, which at the required that no GM vehicle 300 hp. As a result, the PMD engineers listed the at 290 hp, but in reality it was producing, in final 371 hp SAE NET (or approximately 440 gross horsepower).

What made this even more appealing was the with which it could be to its 500+ horsepower form. The is often considered the last of the muscle car engines and, by considered to be the most powerful Pontiac engine ever Pontiac offered the 455 for a few more but tightening restrictions on vehicle guaranteed its demise.

Thus, the Trans Am was the last of the Big Cube with only 7,100 produced with the 455 engine.

In Pontiac offered an inline-6, a 185 hp 350 V8, and 175 to 225 hp 400 in³ V8 engines. The 455 produced 215 and 250 hp the SD-455 produced 290 hp. The 400, and SD-455 engines were in the Trans Am during 1974, but the 400 and 455 were the only other in the 1975 and 1976 models.

In Pontiac celebrated their Anniversary, and a special edition of the Am was released. Painted in black gold accents, this was the anniversary Trans Am package and the production Black and Gold edition. In 1977, Pontiac the T/A 6.6 Litre 400 (option W72) at 200 hp, as opposed to the regular 6.6 Litre 400 L78) rated at 180 hp.

In addition, and high altitude cars the Olds 403 engine, which a slightly higher compression and a more usable torque than the Pontiac engines of Beginning in 1978, Pontiac reversed years of declining numbers by raising the compression in the Pontiac 400 through the installation of cylinder heads with combustions chambers (taken the Pontiac 350).

This horsepower by 10% for a total of 220 during the model years. The 400/403 remained available until when the 400 in³ engines only available in the 4-speed Trans Ams and Formulas (the had actually been stockpiled 1978, when PMD had cut production of the 1979 marked the 10th of the Trans Am, and a special anniversary was made available: silver with a silver leather

The 10th Anniversary cars featured a special Firebird decal, which extended off of the and onto the front fenders. In due to ever-increasing emissions restrictions, dropped all of its large displacement

1980 therefore saw the biggest changes for the Trans Am. The 301, in 1979 as a credit option, was now the engine. Options included a 301 or the Chevrolet 305 small block.

In the year of the Second Generation (1981), Trans Am still the same engines as it had in the previous year, with the only being the addition of a new electronic system.

Third generation Firebird

The Third Generation weighed in quite a bit lighter its predecessor and offered sleek, styling that was particularly by the Firebird. GM’s CCC ( C omputer C C ontrol) engine control also continued to evolve, increasing engine performance, fuel economy, and lowering This combination of factors the Third Generation Firebird to its fading pony car image.


The Third Generation took flight with models: Firebird, Firebird and Firebird Trans Am. The Firebird was the model, equivalent to the Camaro Coupe; the Firebird S/E was the mid-trim-level which could actually be with as many options as the Am; and the Trans Am, of course, was the performance-level The Firebird and Camaro had been restyled, with two pop-up being the primary distinguishing of the Firebird, the windshield slope set at 60 (about 3 degrees steeper anything GM had ever tried and a large, glass-dominated rear

In addition to being 500 lb lighter, the Generation Firebird was the most production Firebird to date. tunnels were used to the body shape, and the aerodynamic extended to the finned aluminum with smooth caps and a spoiler. The Trans Am received a Bulge hood, styled after the earlier Turbo Am. In fact, plans had originally made to use the Pontiac 4.9 Turbo, but it was at the last minute.

However, the bulge remained and was made for the Crossfire-injected 305. While the S/E be had with every option the Am could, it didn’t use the bulged Leather seating was also on all models.

Firebirds were with several engines: the fuel-injected 90 hp 2.5L 4 cylinder Iron Duke (this the first time a 4-cylinder was offered in the Firebird); a 102 hp 2.8L V6; and two V8’s. The first and most was the LG4, a basic carburetor-equipped 305 145 hp. The other was a new fuel-injected 305, employed a fuel injection similar to that used in the Corvette’s 5.7L, and produced 165 hp.

The Firebird came standard 14-inch steel wheels; aluminum and 15-inch aluminum were available on the S/E and Trans Am Pontiac had also hoped to all the Trans Am badges from the new to save royalties paid to the for use of the name. Early promotional were marked T/A as an alternative, the production cars came as Trans Am regardless.

The WS6 option, on the S/E’s and Trans Ams, 4-wheel disc brakes, Goodyear Eagle GT radials 15-inch cast aluminum stiffer springs, thicker and rear sway bars, a ratio 12.7:1 steering and limited slip rear

The Trans Am came standard one of the two 305 Chevy V8’s, as Pontiac were no longer being The four-speed manual transmission mated to the four-barrel-carbureted version put out a milquetoast 145 hp, while the Crossfire-injected rated at 165 hp, came with the transmission. But with either train, the newest Trans Am was no match for the 5.0L Mustang GT took the performance car revival by that year thanks to its 157 hp Output 302 (the Mustang was lighter than the Camaro or and the 302 engine had a much better of high performance parts the Chevy small block on Pontiac).

Still, with its dimensions wheel base shortened, and reduced, the Third Generation was also the closest yet in size to the 1967 model. Road selected the 1982 Firebird Am as one of the 12 Best Cars in the world with its sister, the Camaro). It won Sports GT category in the $11,000 to range (also along the Camaro).

1983 Firebird

The remained basically unchanged the previous model year. All Firebirds now received a T-handle knob, and the shift indicator for the Automatic Overdrive 700-R4. the L69 high output 305 was introduced.

carbureted 190 hp V8 was virtually identical to the L69 in the Camaro Z28, but used a air cleaner assembly (instead of the dual-snorkel air cleaner, the Trans Am yet another functional cold air designed to utilize the bulged

In its second year, the Third Trans Am was selected as the Daytona 500 Car, and Pontiac offered a of 500 Daytona Pace Car replicas their dealerships. The limited-edition featured full body effect skirts that around the entire car. The bumper grills were with molded plastic with the Trans Am script on the panel.

Also included Recaro leather/suede seats, 15-inch AERO wheels smooth covers, red gauge leather appointments, Daytona 500 and a unique white and charcoal scheme. The pace cars only available with the LU5 305 with an automatic, or the LG4 carbureted 305 to a 5-speed manual. Other packages were also such as the Recaro trim which included the Recaro and black paint with highlights.

1984 Firebird

The Am was now available with the same effects package used on the Daytona Pace Car replica; the inserts in the front fascia replaced with solid and new 20-slot, 15-inch aluminum were also available. For the anniversary of the Trans Am, Pontiac another special, limited-edition Am: using the same body as the Pace Car replicas, but with new 20-slot, convex aluminum and Goodyear P245/50VR16 unidirectional (the new wheel/tire combo very similar to the Corvette’s arrangement); it marked the first of 16-inch wheels on the Third F-body, and was also the first to come with 16-inch

The 1,500 15 th Anniversary Trans Ams included an upgraded WS6 suspension, a new 25mm rear sway bar (as to the ordinary WS6’s 23mm Other features included: multitone and white leather interior; a special steering and shifter, and parking brake white-striped taillight lenses; wheels; special blue and blue hood decal; disc brakes; and T-tops. The available V8 engines were the LG4 and

1985 Firebird

All Firebird underwent redevelopment to boost as a number of power train were introduced. The LB9 Tuned Injection (TPI) 305 was released, the 305 H.O. as the high-output engine: a tuned runner design, the LB9 215 hp. The new engine gains attention but is not with a manual transmission. The V6 was replaced with a new, fuel-injected 2.8L V6 making 135 hp.

A 9-bolt differential was made for the first time, and the new positive rear end is said to be stronger the Dana 44. The interior evolved the addition of new, Recaro-styled a new dash with redesigned that used an embossed patterned background; new door a new T-handle shifter for automatics; a more ergonomic console; an stereo; a dash-mounted map pocket; and a more ergonomic steering

Further attempts to put the Trans Am higher regard included a new dash and a new overhead console. The included two manually adjusted wheels, a positionable map light, a Firebird flashlight, and a small for a garage door opener or The T-tops were also to use a pin-mounting arrangement rather the earlier latch-based setup.

The Am drag coefficient was measured at but was as low as 0.29 with the standard wheels instead of the High-Tech aluminum rims. At the time, it was the aerodynamically-efficient car GM ever produced.

The received a restyled nose wrap-around strips known as to replace the old grille/solid inserts; strips were also to the rear bumper. The Trans Am Bulge hood was discontinued in of a new flat hood with louvered nostrils that non-functional.

Trans Am also a restyled nose with fog lights and newly redesigned effects now standard, and its new low density lenses have a grid-style rather than the now-familiar or louvered pattern. The Trans Am now the 15th Anniversary WS6 suspension as which had been upgraded the new, larger sway and aluminum 16-inch, 20-slot were made available on all Ams. The Recaro option was no longer available, but Recaro still were.


All Firebirds received center, stop lamps to comply Federal legislation; these placed on top of the back hatch New tail light lenses now introduced on the base Firebird, the replacement of the … or louvered lenses that had been a signature since 1967. The 4-cylinder engine was dropped, by the multi-port fuel-injected 2.8L V6 as the engine.

The Firebird S/E model was discontinued, and a optional rubber/vinyl wrap-around spoiler was introduced on Trans Am only in black; in later these spoilers would from cracking and splitting Mid year, Pontiac introduced a new cross-lace wheel rim, for the Trans Am.

Only 26 Trans Ams the 305 H.O L69 were built in 1986; it was because of fuel boiling The 305 TPI engine output was decreased 215 hp to 190 hp, however, the L98 TPI 350, rated at 225 hp, its mid-year appearance in the Trans Am. RPO’s were changed to the new base-coat/clear-coat paint process.

Sunroof (ASC), licensed by to build the 1987 Camaro also built 3 1986 Am convertibles as a design exercise.


The Firebird body basically unchanged. All center, stop lamps were to a new position between the spoilers and the deck lid, and the large hood emblem disappeared All V8’s now received factory camshafts, and faced with demands for more power, GM released the new 5.7L with port fuel injection.

only with an automatic it produced 225 hp and takes the top performance from the 5.0L TPI. L69 is stopped, leaving the LG4 as the only carbureted V8 used in the F-body. Am GTA ( G ran T urismo A mericano) was introduced, with the LB9 305 TPI engine (which was to 215 hp) or the L98 350 TPI.

Gold 16-inch, diamond-spoke wheels were on GTA, with 16-inch, wheels standard on Trans Am. Formula was re-introduced, available a choice of V8’s (LG4, LB9 305 or L98 350 TPI), 16-inch convex and the earlier Trans Am Turbo hood. The wrap-around spoiler was and now standard on Trans Am and Formula; the flat-wing spoiler from Trans Am models was now made on Firebird.

Trans Am and Formula also offered with an 140 mph speedometer.

The Trans Am GTA was Pontiac’s and joy with a standard 5.7L 350 Port Injection (TPI). The itself was pulled directly out of the C4 which itself began the engine in 1985, and gave the GTA numbers comparable to GM’s performance platform from it came.

The GTA came with a TH-700R4 (4L60) automatic A/C, new seats with lumbar and side bolsters, door panels, epoxy-filled body-colored ground effects, a GTA horn button, and the legendary WS6 handling package. All of these were packaged into the Am under the RPO code Y84, and the was produced until the end of Third F-body production in 1992.

Pontiac offered a Firebird/Trans Am built after-market by ASC (of ASC McLaren along-side the new Camaro convertible.


The Firebird remained unchanged. The 170 hp LG4 carbureted 5.0L V8 was in favor of the new 170 hp L03 5.0L V8 with body injection. All V8’s received serpentine belt and the A/C compressors were moved to the side of the engine, de-cluttering the compartment.

The Firebird Formula new high tech 16×8 wheels with distinctive WS6 center caps. The GTA wheels slightly restyled, and the convex wheels were dropped as all Ams received the 16×8 diamond-spoke rims, available in different (white, red, charcoal, and in addition to the GTA’s gold. The GTA new a steering wheel with radio controls.

The Trans Am was available with body-colored effects like those on the Now optional on the GTA was a new notchback hatch: than the large, glass that had been common to the Generation Firebird, the optional consisted of a fiberglass trunk lid a small, flat, vertical window. The notchback also redesigned rear seatbacks integral headrests.

The optional model also carried

1989 Firebird

GM made a new catalytic converter exhaust (RPO code N10) freeing up 13% more power some LB9- and L98-equipped and Trans Ams; so equipped, LB9 output was increased to 230 hp while the L98 to 240 hp. The N10 option remained available the balance of the Third Generation run, however the L98 powerplant was available with an automatic whereas the LB9/N10 combination only be coupled to a 5-speed (RPO code MM5) and a differential (RPO code using a 3.45 axle (RPO code GM3).

to a March 1990 (Vol. 35, No. 9) Car and article, when the latter set of were combined into the Formula body, which same WS6 suspension with the Trans Am GTA, it created a sleeper that could the heavier Trans Am GTA (even equipped with the L98 engine) at a 30% lower sticker price.

not an exhaustive comparison, these would seem to be supported by a examination of the weight-to-horsepower ratios of models: a 230 hp Formula at a curb of 3,300 lb. versus a 240 hp Trans Am GTA at a weight of 3,600 lb.; the ratio for the Formula is 14.3 compared to 15.0 lb/hp for the Am GTA. According to the same Car and article, very few of these Formulas hit the streets; only 50 were built each year, as almost all LB9-equipped came with an automatic which disqualified them receiving the high-performance N10 and GM3 options.

optioned with T-tops new Lexan plastic tops. The new were lighter in weight and darker, but were more shaped and aged rapidly. GM many sets with made of glass under but the Lexan tops continued as through 1992. All Firebirds with rear disc now received PBR brake calipers and brake rotors, which issues encountered with rear discs and increased power.

Introduction of GM’s V ehicle A nti T S ystem (VATS) or PASS-Key all Firebirds more theft-resistant. The was adapted from GM’s Corvette and Cadillac vehicles in to an escalating trend among car to target the Camaro and Firebird. incorporated a small resistor the ignition key shaft which was by a sensor when the key was inserted.

cars also displayed system warning decals in the rear corners of the side A new CD player was offered, shoulder were added in the back and the convertible model carried

The Trans Am was selected to pace the 500, and Pontiac marketed pace car replica. This 20 th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am based on the GTA, was only in white with a tan interior, and equipped with the turbocharged 3.8L V6, originally developed for the Regal Grand National.

At the these replicas were as to the actual pace car as any replica offered; the only differences the replica cars and those actually were on the track the race were the additions of lights and safety equipment to the 1,555 were produced, 5 of being test cars.

Out of cars produced by PAS, the pace cars were selected and sent to Indy for and modification, and when the TTA was released to the they were underrated in Not all came with T-tops or leather interior; there hardtops and cloth-interior cars. But TTA had an automatic transmission the 200R4.

the TTA was, at the time, widely as the fastest production car in existence a title it had briefly (at least for usurped from its GM stablemate had supplied the engine: the Buick Grand National (although as above, the LB9/N10/MM5/GM3-equipped Formula was possibly a close contender as The five test TTA’s, they were for pre-production were pulled off of the assembly without regard to color, and were not necessarily white.

At two of these test cars sold to private individuals, so are at least two extremely rare, factory TTA’s in existence; in one is known to be red. Only convertible TTA’s were by ASC, one of which was bought by the of PAS, with the other two into private hands.


A driver’s side air bag was standard. The Firebird interior received a re-design, this the changes were much drastic: the lower dash and panels were altered, and switches were moved to a new above the heater and radio

The console got a new shift indicator and leather boot, steering mounted radio controls from the GTA (due to the addition of the and the L98 engine was no longer offered in the due to purported torque limitations in the construction. LB9 and L98 platforms were with new speed density injection, and the elimination of the MAF sensor production costs and supposedly performance.

Like the Camaro, the Firebird only received a production run, as Pontiac to release the re-styled 1991

1991 Firebird

All Firebirds re-styled noses loosely after the Banshee IV show car Pontiac was developing the all-new Generation platform. Trans Ams effects were re-styled as which were made on the base model Firebird. The Am and Firebird Formula received a new flat, wrap-around wing, and all cars now received the N10 dual converters as standard.

The Trans Am and GTA updated two-piece tail with PONTIAC scripted in across the panels, and the center, stop lamps were to inside the top edge of the rear The Firebird convertible was now being on the same production line as the (previously, ASC had been converting ordered T-top cars, and the option was not officially offered GM), and was offered with one of engine options: the LHO 3.1L V6, the L03 V8, or the LB9 5.0L V8. Production improvements led to use of new sealants that improved rigidity, long a source of with the Third Generation

The new styling brought higher figures, up from the previous year.

1992 Firebird

marked the final production for the Third Generation platform, and as the Generation model was imminent, few changes for the Firebird. Mid-year, cars only received throttle body plates than ones that had marked TUNED PORT on similar engines from model years; and black-painted covers replaced the silver from previous years.

As use of the L98 in the had come to an end, rough-cast found their way into Firebirds, and some cars special rubber snubbers on the hatch frame that designed to make the hatch stable. Ultimately, very few Ams, GTA’s, and Formulas produced in this model as most buyers were for the next-generaion models.

Beginning in year, a company named Legal Performance ( SLP ) modified a Formula into what called the Firehawk . Once a had been order or purchased, limited-availability option (RPO B4U) could be specified, and the was sent SLP to be modified. No two cars SLP were alike; they all special orders.

SLP had anticipated 250 of these special Firebird but in fact, only 27 were and of those, only 25 were built (numbered 1-25 for with numbers 18 and 23 never built and the ONLY Firehawk was numbered 27). Of those 25 21 were Mandatory Red, 1 1 White, 1 Blue, and 1 Green; 11 had the Package, 3 came with Engine Blocks, 1 had T-Tops, and as stated, 1 was a Convertible.

Fourth generation (1975-1979)

The Fourth Generation F-body the aerodynamic formula initiated by the generation, but while still a sports car, it fell to declining sales. As before, the kept the exposed headlights and the its pop-up units, with minor changes. The overall of the Firebird more strongly the Banshee IV concept car than the face lift received by the Generation model.

From until 1995 (1995 cars), Firebirds received a V6 with 160 hp, or the 5.7L 275 hp LT1 V8. The Trans Am recieved a Corvette engine 305 hp LT1 V8. The 1993 Firehawk (only in Formula trim for 1993) the SLP package with a functional scoop and other performance that increased horsepower to

Only 201 were built for and they routinely out-performed Corvettes, leading many to that the horsepower rating was underrated to allow the Corvette rated at 300 hp for the 1993 model to be the listed king of power price tag) for that In fact, the LT1 in the Formula and Trans Am was similar to the one in the Corvette C4, except 2-bolt mains and a more intake/exhaust system.

1994 the 25 th Anniversary of the Trans Am, and another Edition was released, painted with a single blue down the center of the vehicle reminiscent of the 1970 Trans Am.

and later models had a 200 hp 3.8L V6 as the engine, and the horsepower rating of the LT1 had raised to 285, thanks to a new catalytic converter exhaust

The very rare 1997 LT4 model made by SLP and sold Pontiac dealerships had 330 hp (243 kW) and 340 f (459 Nm) of torque.

In 1998, the received a face lift by a new front fascia (now four pop-up headlights) as as other modifications, the most of which was the introduction of the latest small block V8 engine, the Initially, the color Bright Metallic had been available, it was discontinued due to production issues the paint.

The color was replaced Navy Blue Metallic, but not a total of 12 Trans Am models (10 and 2 convertibles) made it out of the factory in Bright Purple Metallic. For Pontiac utilized the same duty brakes, steering fuel pumps and shocks on both V6 and V8 models.

1999 the 30 th Anniversary of the Trans Am, commemorated by white Anniversary Edition, time with twin stripes which more patterned the original paint of the 1969 Trans Am.

The final year of the Firebird, 2002, a distinctive Collector’s Edition Am, painted yellow. Like the Camaro, the Fourth Generation and Trans Am were built in Quebec, and the plant closed after producing the last cars.

The LS1 Firebirds, despite poor sales, were the fastest ever produced. with the all-aluminum 5.7L V8 the Corvette C5, and producing 305 hp (310 2000) or 320 hp (325 after in the WS-6 Ram Air version, these Generation Firebirds could just about any of their (including the original muscle car In 2001 and 2002, models with a V8 received the higher-flow LS6 manifold and a higher-performance clutch.

enthusiasts believe these were underrated by the factory, and these cars often up to 40 more horsepower than The rare Firehawk model, by SLP and sold through Pontiac had 330 hp (335 after 2000, 345 in 2002 models).

Even the of the V6-equipped Firebirds were at an impressive 205 hp, which was more some of the earlier-generation V8’s muster (in fact, the final V6 are as quick as almost any V8-equipped produced before 1990)with a in stock configuration of 175HP and Average quarter-mile elapsed for the Fourth Generation Firebirds reported as 15.2 seconds at 90 mph for vehicles, and 13.4 seconds at 106 mph for with the V8; in the hands of an experienced the latter cars have been known to crack the quarter mile mark. Top for both the V6 and V8 versions were governed according to their tire ratings, which typically 118 mph for the V6 models, with the programmed out and applying V8 speed tires, speeds will in excess of 130mph(4th gear with the Y-87 performance and a 5speed transmission, whereas V8 that had Z-rated tires had a limiter set to 167 mph.

V6 Firebird

had angular cable driven body units, which changed in 1999 to a less drive by wire electronic with 18 reference throttle points. 1999-2002 also saw the of mass airflow sensor GM, ridding themselves of the cast rod Airflow Sensor in the Throttle chose the higher flow of the top mount MAF sensor and eliminating the induction to a straight forward ram air intake which removes a portion of the restriction.

In 2000-2002 also received an upgraded manifold from rectangular Iron primaries to a round style manifold giving gains in performance.

Appearances in pop

In the movie Donnie Darko . drives a second-generation Trans Am.

One of the Firebirds was on television, in the James series The Rockford Files . character drove a gold Firebird, updated each of the series and apparently an Esprit in sequences.

Pontiac Firebird

The Ponch character on 1970s series CHiPs drove a 1973 Firebird while which had a mix of Trans Am (hood and heat extractors) and Formula air intakes) features.

Three Firebird Trans Ams featured in the and the Bandit movies, each of the year in which the film was (1977, 1980 1983).

Rider featured a modified Trans Am to portray KITT its evil twin, KARR). the course of the show’s run, the were subtly updated 1983 and 1984 models, but due to the involved there was no impact on A 1979 Firebird and a baby 1982 model briefly in one episode.

In the movie Alphabet . Vincent Spano’s character a 1983 CFI Automatic Daytona 500 Am.

In the movie McQ . John Wayne’s drives a Brewster Green Trans Am 455.

In the movie and Lightfoot . Jeff Bridges’s steals a white 1973 Am (this was actually Clint personal car that he owned selling it in 1981). In the road film Cannonball (not to be with the Cannonball Run films), Carradine drives a 1970-72 Red Trans Am with incorrect

Roy Scheider drove a black Trans Am in Blue Thunder . McQueen rented an all black in The Hunter . And Sylvester Stallone in II also drove a black Trans Am.

A Firebird Turbo Am police car was seen in the movie Run chasing a Lamborghini Countach.

In The Apu owns a red late-’70s Bandit-style Am that you see in a few episodes. Snake, who has a of robbing Apu’s Kwik-E-Mart, a 1968 Firebird that purchases in a police auction in the Reality Bites .

In An Innocent Man . Tom character drives a black Firebird.

Also, a Trans Am was in the movie Corvette Summer Mark Hamill.

In American . Kevin Spacey’s character his Toyota Camry for a red 1970 Formula.

In the movie Teen Too . Jason Bateman’s character Howard almost gets run by a 3rd gen Trans Am.

In the movie The Last . a grey 2002 convertible was featured.

Daryl Hannah’s Elle Driver drives one in the Kill Bill 2 . When ended, she bought the car which she drives.

The freeway chase in The Matrix Reloaded featured a coupe.

Mark Wahlberg’s Melvin Smiley drives a third-generation Formula in the movie The Big Hit .

In the Gone In 60 Seconds . Kip Raines is driving a red third-generation Firebird at the of the movie before stealing the and is later seen being with it in the compactor.

In Blur’s video Parklife , a couple can be posing outside their beside their white Trans Am with a couple at their sun visor area of windscreen.

Ryan Dunn a black 1979 Pontiac Trans Am in his show Homewrecker .

Ferrell’s character Frank The Ricard is seen working on a red Trans Am and wearing a Firebird in the movie Old School .

A second-generation hits a character in the 2:00 AM of the first season of 24 . and a blue coupe can be seen in a garage in the PM episode.

At least three Firebirds can be seen throughout the seasons of the TV series Roswell ; a red Trans Am, a purple fourth-generation Am, and a white fourth-generation coupe.

drives a Firebird in the 2003 game Enter the Matrix car is usable in the game as either her or

Daniel Desario drives a red Pontiac Firebird in several of Freaks and Geeks .

In the movie and Confused . Clint drives a model. This is one of the few SD-455 Ams ever to be shown in film.

In the TV The Transformers . Windcharger transforms a Trans Am. However, in the cartoon, no is made to make the character the popular American car. On the hand, his near-duplicate Tailgate a third-generation Firebird with Trans Am hood.

Also, a named Runamuck transforms a Trans Am as well.

Adam character Billy Madison a black Trans Am to high in the movie Billy Madison . thugs used a red Trans-Am to get from the airport parking in Big Trouble in Little China Kurt Russell.

Dwight in NBC’s The Office drives a Firebird GTA.

In the book Key to the Firebird by Maureen Johnson, a Firebird is a central part of the

In Shaker Run (1985), stars Robertson and Lisa Harrow a pink-and-black, right-hand-drive, third-generation Am.

Amir drives a third-generation in the opening sequence of Office .

In the Nelson DeMille book The School . minor character Fisher drives a Metallic Trans Am (given the publication it can be assumed to be a Third Generation) Russia while on vacation. The Am makes another appearance the end of the book as well.

In the 1978 Hooper . Burt Reynolds a red and black Trans Am

In the 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds . H.B. personal black Trans Am was in the

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