Pontiac Firebird

 
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1967 Firebird
While the Pontiac Firebird shares its F-body styling and other elements with its General Motors cousin the Chevy Camaro, the cars are by no means identical. Much of the sheet metal is shared, but that’s where most of the...
 
 
1968 Firebird
After a successful, and relatively short, debut year, changes to the 1968 Firebird were very slight. And Pontiac’s “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” strategy apparently worked, as production was up 29.74 percent over the previous year. Advertisements...
 
 
1969 Firebird
Both the Firebird and its General Motors cousin the Camaro did a rare thing in 1969 and underwent significant restyles even though a full restyle was coming the following year. But both cars were still selling relatively well, so...
 
 
1970 Firebird
Much like the precedent set with the very first Firebird, the first of the second-generation cars also was released late and, therefore, was known as the 1970½ Firebird. But the drastic restyling made up for its late entrance. ...
 
 
1971 Firebird
Viewing the exterior of the 1971 Firebird, it is virtually impossible to distinguish from the 1970 models. The latter model was the first of the second-generation Firebirds, and was in fact introduced late in the 1970 model year, so...
 
 
1972 Firebird
It is reported that there almost was not a 1972 Firebird. Or any subsequent Firebirds. During the aforementioned GM strike, executives considered scrapping the model altogether, but later thought better of this idea and introduced the 1972 models later...
 
 
1973 Firebird
By 1973, due to the new requirement that horsepower had to be expressed as a net rating instead of a gross rating, and other government regulations, performance in pony cars was on the decline. This makes it all the...
 
 
1974 Firebird
The SD-455 engine was an exciting addition to the Firebird engine lineup in 1973, and it was a shame that it would only be around for two years. At a time when most pony cars were seeing their maximum...
 
 
1975 Firebird
While the overall look of the Firebird stayed the same from the previous year, the minor updates helped this and subsequent models really stand out. The altered front end wasn’t as drastic as the wrap around window, which provided...
 
 
1976 Firebird
Though the Firebird had sold well in 1975, the 1976 models marked somewhat of a turning point for the car, particularly for the Trans Am model, which was becoming increasingly more popular. With total production at 110,675, Trans Am...
 
 
1977 Firebird
Visually, the front end change was the only major difference between the 1977 and 1976, but the updated front, commonly called the “Batmobile” nose, offered fresh styling for the car that was continuing to grow in popularity. ...
 
 
1978 Firebird
With sales skyrocketing, Pontiac didn’t feel the need to change very much on the 1978 models, and the cars were essentially a carry over from the previous year. However, a few small changes distinguished the cars from those of...
 
 
1979 Firebird
Sales of the Firebird had been increasing since 1973, and hit a high mark in 1979 when production crossed the 200,000 mark for the first time in the car’s history. The most obvious visual change to the car came...
 
 
1980 Firebird
With growing concern for fuel economy sparked by the second oil crisis that occurred in 1979, Pontiac’s big news was the new turbo charged engine, which used a Garrett TB305 unit. But the response to the engine was not...
 
 
1981 Firebird
In the sales brochure for the 1981 Firebird, Burt Reynolds sits atop a black and gold Trans Am talking on a CB radio. Reynolds had driven a 1980 turbo charged Trans Am in the 1980 movie “Smokey and the...
 
 
1982 Firebird
After two oil crises and drastically declining sales of the second-generation Firebirds in the early 1980s, the third-generation cars were designed to be lighter and more aerodynamic to save on fuel costs. As far as size goes, the car...
 
 
1983 Firebird
With the 1982 Firebird being completely restyled and selling well, Pontiac apparently felt comfortable leaving the 1983 models essentially as is, as far as looks were concerned. A few minor alterations included a new T-handle gear shifter for automatic...
 
 
1984 Firebird
No huge changes were made to the Firebird in 1984, as the redesign of 1982 was still selling relatively well and Pontiac saw no need to make drastic changes. This proved to be a good move, as sales were...
 
 
1985 Firebird
With the 1984 Firebird models being mostly a carryover from the year before, Pontiac decided in 1985 to give the car the first significant restyle since the third generation models were introduced in 1982—likely as an attempt to boost...
 
 
1986 Firebird
After the significant facelift the Firebird received in 1985, 1986 was mostly a carryover year both inside and out. The new high-mounted third brake light was one of the few differences you could notice from the outside between the...
 
 
1987 Firebird
Although the exterior of the car remained almost entirely unchanged from the 1986 models, the new engine and model options gave the 1987 Firebirds one of the best lineups yet for the third-generation cars, and also one of the...
 
 
1988 Firebird
After engine and model options were upgraded in 1987 following a redesign in 1985, the 1988 Firebirds remained relatively unchanged. The Formula and Trans Am GTA models, both introduced the year before, remained popular and sold better than they...
 
 
1989 Firebird
Though the 1989 models may not outwardly differ from their 1988 predecessors, there were many changes afoot for the car that year, particularly in regard to the aforementioned special models and the increased power under the hood. ...
 
 
1990 Firebird
After an exciting year in 1989 with the inclusion of the special Turbo Trans Am (TTA) model, things were pretty much back to normal for the Firebird in 1990. Gone was the TTA’s use of the borrowed turbocharged Buick...
 
 
1991 Firebird
The new Firebird nose, introduced in 1991 and used through the last of the third-generation models the following year, met significantly divided reviews upon release. While some thought the new design gave the car an appealingly more aggressive look,...
 
 
 
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