The units had bumpers integrated into the design of the front end, and side marker lights became standard to meet federal guidelines. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. They did manage to cut enough weight from the design so that acceleration performance would be better than the 1981 models. A total of 201 Firehawks were built for 1993. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
Bilstein shocks were a further option with the package. In 1994, the Firehawk package was expanded to include options for a suspension upgrade as well as a larger-diameter exhaust system that could boost power to 315 hp. Aside from the Astro Ventilation for the windows, another feature added through the first generation was staggered rear shocks and multi-leaf rear springs. A total of 7,100 were produced with the 455 engine. Firebird performance levels improved for 1996, with the establishment of the stronger 200-hp 3. Archived from on September 25, 2010.
Pontiac offered the 455 through the 1976 model year, but the engine could not meet tightening restrictions on vehicle emissions. The pop-up headlights carried over, as did the Formula and Trans Am nameplates. V8 1500 anniversary edition models were made, 500 of them 5-speed 1985 305 cu in 5. O decal on the Shaker Hood Scoop but were not anywhere near the same engine as the 71-72 H. Archived from on 10 June 2015. This cam and rocker combination, combined with a low compression ratio of 8.
Illustrated Buyer's Guide, Firebird - 3rd. The 1997 model year introduced standard air conditioning, daytime running lamps utilizing the front turnsignal lamps , digital odometers, and optional 500-watt Monsoon cassette or compact disc stereo systems to all Firebird trim levels. Also, this Pontiac documentation for this option was a slick sheet in the back of a notebook of available options, that unless a buyer asked to see it, and flipped through every option, they would never have known of this option, as it was not pushed by Pontiac salespeople, many of whom were unaware of it. There were a total of 472 of these packages sold in 2001, 239 on the L36 Firebird, 231 on the Formula W66 Coupe, 5 on Formula Firehawks and 2 on Trans-Ams—making these editions quite rare. The only option on these cars was the engine the 400 was not certified for California, nor was cruise control available with it , which dictated the transmission and the gear ratio 3. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The second generation was available from 1970 to 1981 and was featured in the 1977 movie , the 1978 movie , the 1979 movie , and the 1980 movie.
The 1967 base model Firebird came equipped with the. Pontiac produced 7,500 10th anniversary cars, of which 1,817 were equipped with the Pontiac 400 engine and coupled with the four-speed Borg Warner Super T-10 transmission. You can use commercial power washes every few months, but make sure that you or the one doing the power wash will keep a safe distance between the car's surface and the pressure jet, or else, you'll end up damaging its paint rather than maintaining it. The Pontiac Firebird, which debuted in 1967, became a Hollywood sensation after ten years when it sported a black and gold appearance in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. A 10th-anniversary Firehawk was available in 2001, distinguished as a black Trans Am coupe with gold-painted hood stripes, gold 17-inch wheels, and gold tailpipe tips. Forged rods and forged aluminum were specified, as were unique high-flow cylinder heads.
The state of the art of computerized engine management was in its infancy, and as long as saving fuel was the primary objective, it was not possible to have high horsepower and torque numbers. In stock form, the six-speed-equipped Formula sheared an axle on drag radials during drag testing. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Pontiac Firebird Overview Manufacturer Production February 23, 1967 — August 30, 2002 Body and chassis , Related The Pontiac Firebird is an American automobile built by from the 1967 to the 2002 model years. The top of the rear window line going almost straight down to the lip of the trunk lid, a look that was to epitomize F-body styling for the longest period during the Firebird's lifetime.
In 1971, when emission control regulations became stricter, the power of the units was reduced, but Pontiac still managed to create a large V8 that could produce 335-horsepower for the Trans Am models and 350-horsepower for the Formula. This also coincided with the release of the 1967. Early cars were supplied with an off-center scoop. Archived from on July 22, 2015. The smaller TurboHydramatic 350 automatic was deemed enough.
Have a qualified shop set the backlash to factory spec 0. A removable developed by was optional, but proved problematic. A five-speed manual was available but was mated to the 5. It also featured white-painted, five-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheels, and white leather seats and door trim. As before, the Formula and Trans Am again received a close derivative of the Corvette's 5. This generation of Firebirds were available in coupe form only; after the 1969 model year, convertibles were not available until 1991. The Eaton unit is a clutch-type that can be rebuilt at home, while the cone-type Auburn unit has to be sent to the factory for service.
And even if you've got a non-abrasive conditioner, make sure to apply sparingly. V8 1974 455 cu in 7. For 1995, all Trans Ams received 155-mph speedometers and Z-rated tires. Beginning in 1978, the Pontiac group introduced a new special edition vehicle. The new L67 was rated at 340 hp 250 kW , with revised cylinder heads that included round exhaust ports. For the time being, they would have world class aerodynamics and handling, and excellent fuel economy.
Starting in 1972, and continuing until 1977, the Firebird was only produced at the , facility. Archived from on December 4, 2010. The steering wheels in all Firebirds was also changed; their optional built-in audio controls were more closely grouped on each side. Some of the added features and changes were a traction control, a Monsoon audio system, less forceful airbags, and a white leather interior. For 1996 and 1997, the Firehawk gained rectangular driving lights mounted inside the front scoops and except Firehawk convertibles the Trans Am's elevated rear wing.