HowStuffWorks “Introduction to the 1970 Pontiac Firebird”

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The 1/2 Firebird debuted in February, after the other Pontiac that year. See more Firebird pictures .

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Just a few after the first Firebirds to customers, developers were with the next generation. time, The 1970s Pontiac would not accept Chevrolet’s So although engineering efforts at Chevrolet, Pontiac stylists and joined their counterparts in the stages.

Pontiac Firebird Image

The basic profile was decided early. Aiming at mass-market this eye-catching new Firebird be a sleek, slippery semi-fastback, a trunk lid and minimal chrome.

A bold split-grille and bumper combined into a color-keyed plastic nose, following the of the 1969 facelift. Nearly else appeared fresh a radical departure from the F-bodies.

Deleting the rear windows produced the close-coupled of a two-seater, with vast and lengthy door windows. sometimes deceive, and to many the new Firebird, with its reduced-height looked a lot longer and lower. actually hadn’t changed but few disputed the car’s taut, aggressive demeanor.

Pontiac Firebird

Differences between Firebird and the Camaro were heightened. stylists wanted a softer, muscular look, less than Camaro’s shape.

A wraparound rear window was but delayed. Designers experimented Targa-roofs, notchback and full bodies, and concealed headlamps. A was also considered, but falling sales scuttled its prospects.

announces the beginning of tomorrow, early ads, yet the 1970 year began sans Because of tooling and engineering the debut was delayed until 26, 1970; thus, its popular as a 1970 1/2 model. Meanwhile, ’69s were listed in literature without model-year

The lineup began with a coupe, powered by a 155 horsepower six (replacing the extinct overhead-cam Beneath the hood of the step-up as an honest luxury sports car sat a 350-cid V-8. Next the Formula 400, packing a 330 horsepower, 400-cid V-8.

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