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PONTIAC FIREBIRD

2-door 4-seater coupé.

Second generation Firebird (replacing 1967-69 variety), using same unit-construction shell, basic style and running gear as Chevrolet Camaro. All with same rather cramped coupé layout on 108in wheelbase. Front discs, simple beam axle rear suspension, and lots of Go in big-engined versions. Trans-Am, with 345bhp at beginning of decade, was most exciting - a true rubber-burning 'Pony car', but emission laws steadily tamed it thereafter. Quite a few in the UK today.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
4093cc (S6 OHV) 3791cc (V6 OHV) 4340cc/4930cc/5001cc/5737cc/6577cc/7457cc (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1970 to 1981  
Number produced:
1,000,000 approx in 1970s