This option was stopped for the 1996 and later models, but the connections remain for 1996 and 1997 Formula and Trans Am. The big 455-cid V-8 disappeared after 1976 and 1979 saw the final Pontiac 400 V-8s. You guys are a tough audience. 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. A total of 689 hardtops and eight convertibles were made.
Based on the standard , it was fitted with a single-barrel and rated at 165 hp 123 kW. In addition to also having a standard V8, the cars were upgraded with a heavy-duty suspension that improved handling. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. The original owner stopped driving the car about 10 years ago, and the car just sat until earlier this year. So although engineering efforts began at Chevrolet, stylists and engineers joined their counterparts in the early stages. A standard 400 engine was underneath the hood and had gained an additional 5 bhp to 330 while the Ram Air engine option was now rated at 335 bhp.
This year also marked the beginning of the 'Trans Am Performance' package. But this generation would be the fastest and most powerful one yet. 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. The cars in the show were badged as lower-tier Esprit models, but in reality were Formulas with the twin-scoop hood replaced with a scoopless one. With the level of bidding on the car up to this point, it appears that there may be a few people who like this one. The Iron Duke was the original Firebird engine to carry a two-digit output rating. Limited slip differential was included on the V8 and V8 models with the 3800 package.
Whatever the case,its probably coupled with a highway friendly 278 rear gear l Seriously doubt this car would even do a peel out let alone a burnout. But this generation would be the fastest and most powerful one yet. Ram Air version of the 400 engine that could produce 335 horsepower. Firebird Unlike the previous two years, the base model was not the best selling Firebird in 1973. The bumpers were designed into the front end and the rear had slit taillights.
The 400 was available with or without Ram Air. A wraparound rear window was proposed, but delayed. Additional transmission choices also helped. For the time being, they would have world class aerodynamics and handling, and excellent fuel economy. O decal on the Shaker Hood Scoop but were not anywhere near the same engine as the 71-72 H. Car enthusiasts who are interested in restoring, maintaining or repairing 1970 Pontiac models will find everything they need in this reproduction of the General Motors-written manual which numbers more than 1,000 pages conveniently divided into two volumes. Nearly everything else appeared fresh -- a radical departure from the original F-bodies.
Another option was the 'Cross-Fire Injection' version of the 5. Sadly though, sales continued to swoop, and 1971 was a depressing year for the Trans Am with a mere 2,116 Trans Ams sold. Look at the detailed photo on the Flickr link. The bumpers were designed into the front end and the rear had slit taillights. Beginning in 1978, the Pontiac group introduced a new special edition vehicle.
Engines wouldn't produce much power this year, with the largest only pushing 165 horses, but you were forced with an automatic version. The base Firebird received the 'Iron Duke' 2. I have many more pictures of the vehicle available. Illustrated Buyer's Guide, Firebird - 3rd. Call with any question 954 675 9774 I hold the right to stop the auction if it car sells locally. The other update was the available of the 455 Super Duty engine an engine that was so incredibly close to an authentic race engine. Oil change ticket shows 98K miles 28 years ago.
Not much was changed the following year on the Firebird or Trans Am, except for numerous new 'special editions'. He was also an avid Firebird collector after filming the movies and also the movie series. The five 1970 Firebird models were all coupes. The floor is in great shape and I couldn't find rust at all. We can make selling your car fast, smooth and simple. The 1980 Turbo model was used for.