Firebird

326 V8 Roller: 1967 Pontiac Firebird

This 1967 Firebird could be an interesting project for several reasons. First, it was the first year the car was offered, staying in production through 2002. Second, it’s the only year you could get the 326 cubic inch V8,… more»

Rockford Files Style: 1974 Pontiac Firebird

Most of us who grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s remember James Garner in the Rockford Files TV series. Many of us even mastered the “Rockford Turn Around” in high school parking lots to imitate James Garner’s famous… more»

Pristine Special Edition 1976 Pontiac Trans Am!

It is 1976, and the muscle car era had ceased to exist. It was not a good time to be an American performance car enthusiast. Pushing through in the shadows under the likes of Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge, was… more»

Original W72/4-Speed! 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

When a car is remembered in a movie on the same level as the actors, it’s great for sales, and that’s kind of what happened at Pontiac in 1977.  With production numbers already on the rise, sales of the… more»

Work-In-Progress: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am

Introduced during the Firebird’s third model year (1969), the performance-oriented Trans Am would go on to become one of Pontiac’s biggest sellers. A huge boost in popularity came in 1977 when the Trans Am was prominently featured in the… more»

Radical Red Muscle: 1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350

What’s wrong with this picture? A 1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula for sale in shiny resale red with big tires and tailpipe extensions, looking for all the world like a car a high-school shop student would hop up in about… more»

Real Deal: 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 W66

The Pontiac Firebird got a restyle for 1970, with the buyer having a choice of four different models to pick from, starting with the base Firebird.  An Esprit model was available which included a 350 V8, plus you could… more»

X-Men Edition: 2000 Pontiac Firehawk

From 1991 through 2002, Pontiac joined forces with SLP Engineering to create limited performance editions of their Firebirds. Dubbed the Firehawk, they were initially based on the Formula models, but the Trans-Am was added later. This 2000 edition of… more»

Cheap Wheels? 1980 Pontiac Firebird

Even in a down sales year in 1980, the Firebird was still benefitting from the exposure that the Pontiac got in the 1977 movie, Smokey and the Bandit. That flick helped generate interest in the Trans Am, giving it… more»

78k Original Miles: 1979 Pontiac Firebird

We’ve seen plenty of Second Generation Pontiac Trans Ams over the past decade at Barn Finds, but this Firebird appears like a breath of fresh air. It offered its original owner a satisfying driving experience without the “in your… more»

Old School 4 Speed: 1981 Pontiac Firebird

Here is an interesting vehicle. It is a 1981 Pontiac Firebird that has been modified with a 1967 Pontiac 326 V8 engine. As you know, the last year for a Pontiac engine in a Pontiac car was 1981. In… more»

400 V8 Swap: 1968 Pontiac Firebird

General Motors responded to the launch of the hugely successful Ford Mustang “pony car” with not one but two options in 1967. These were the Chevy Camaro and its corporate sibling the Pontiac Firebird.  The cars were little changed… more»

Surfin Bird! 1967 Pontiac Firebird

We see our fair share of GM F-Body cars here at Barn Finds, but we don’t see that many with a patina like the one of this 1967 Pontiac Firebird.  Firebirds were manufactured by the Pontiac division of General… more»

One Owner: 1967 Pontiac Firebird

Don’t look now, but bidding is already over $20,000 for this clean, stock, once-repainted 1967 Pontiac Firebird. Truthfully, I wasn’t that excited by this car aside from its charming original qualities, but when you dig a little deeper, you… more»

Sitting for 30 Years: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

More often than not, Second Generation Pontiac Firebird project cars that have lain idle for decades will have significant rust issues for their next owner to tackle. However, that appears not to be the case with this 1978 Firebird… more»

1 of 1,107! 1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE 400/4-Speed

With the horsepower ratings that some new cars come with nowadays, it’s hard to believe that in 1979 anything over 200 horses was considered a lot of power.  But the popularity of muscle cars had declined by this time,… more»