Firebird

Original 350/3-Speed: 1968 Pontiac Firebird

It was a stereotypical way of describing classic cars for years, and it has passed into folk law. We’ve all seen the jokes about cars described as: “One owner, little old lady. Only driven to church on Sundays.” It… more»

V8 Transplant: 1968 Pontiac Firebird Drop-Top

This beautifully restored Pontiac Firebird convertible is from the car’s encore year (1968), left the factory with an inline-six engine, and has since been upgraded to a 400 V8 with a 4-speed. Some of the work, such as the… more»

Ram Air Equipped: Clean 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Ford released its Mustang in 1964, leaving the other two of The Big Three to play catch-up. By the late ‘60s, GM had their twins, the Camaro and the Firebird, to compete. This 1970 model is the first year… more»

1 of 276: 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula HO 455

I am not sure how this dealership got its hands on this car but they know what they have. In 1972, GM labor went on strike and limited the number of Camaros and Firebirds that were produced. This was… more»

Unrestored 6.6 Liter: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am

This is a classic example of starting a bid too high on a project car. A reserve auction might have been better suited if the owner does not want to part with the car if the bid is too… more»

Lucerne Blue: 1970 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

Florida is a popular state to own a cool muscle car. This 1970 Pontiac Firebird Esprit located in Lake Worth, Florida looks great painted in Lucerne Blue. While the car is not a flashy as a Trans Am, it… more»

Same Owner 25 Years: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Pontiac’s Firebird would jump into action in 1967 along with Chevy’s new Camaro. For the cars’ first generation (1967-69), they would collectively outsell the Ford Mustang by some 30,000 automobiles. And that included an extended production year in 1969… more»

One Family Owned: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

In 1979, Pontiac offered the Firebird in several different models ranging from the base Firebird up to the Trans Am. In between those extremes was the more sedate Esprit and the performance-oriented Formula. I have owned several 1979 Formulas… more»

Pure Gold: 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400

Hiding under this cover is a 1967 Pontiac Firebird that is achingly beautiful. It is the sort of car that would appeal to the person seeking a turn-key classic that needs nothing. What makes it even more tempting is… more»

81k Original Miles: 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula

While it might not be perfect, this 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula is a rust-free survivor with a genuine 81,000 miles on the clock. Lifting this classic from its current state to its stunning best would not be a difficult… more»

Custom Paint: 1969 Pontiac Firebird

General Motors joined the “pony car” war in 1967 that Ford had started two years earlier. The Chevy Camaro was positioned to compete against the Mustang while the Pontiac Firebird was more upscale like the Mercury Cougar, that was… more»

Early Hurst Hatch: 1977 Pontiac Firebird

We see a lot of Trans Ams and a few Formulas but rarely do we get a chance to look at the clean lines of the base Firebird. This 1977 Pontiac Firebird is located in Southhampton, Pennsylvania and is… more»

Rockford Style: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

I always thought James Garner looked cool driving around in his 1974 Pontiac Firebird. Of course, Rockford’s car was gold but the clean lines of the 2nd Generation of the Pontiac Firebird carried through all the way to 1981…. more»

1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit Red Bird

Pontiac was on top of their game in 1979 and sold more Firebirds that any other year with sales exceeding 211,000 cars. While most people paid attention to the Trans Am and Formula. Pontiac also offered special versions of… more»

Rare 4 Speed: 1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455

Fuel prices and insurance costs were rising but Pontiac was still producing large cubic inch V8 performance cars in 1973. This is an example of a 1973 Pontiac Trans Am that left the factory with a Y code 455… more»

Extinct Bird: 1980 Pontiac Yellow Bird

You don’t have to travel to the Galapagos Islands to find extinct birds. You can go to Billings, Montana to look at this 1980 Pontiac Yellow Bird. The Yellow Bird was part of a run of models of the… more»