By Bill Holder, Phil Kunz
For 35 years, Pontiac's Firebird and Trans Am have brought natural functionality and alluring type. inside of, the facility of Pontiac essentially jumps off the pages as greater than eighty complete colour pictures plus textual content provide an entire examine the reign of those American classics. you are going to commence with the 1967 Firebird and its 285-horsepower, 326 cubic inch engine and end with the ultimate (2002) Trans Am's 325-horsepower, ram-air powered, six pace LS1 , with stops in each one period alongside the way.
Strap your self in and luxuriate in the trip as you glance again at the:
• 1967 Firebird four hundred and the inaugural Trans Am
• 1973-1974 great accountability 455 formulation and Trans Ams
• Smokey and the Bandit versions of the 1980s
• Recaro precise Editions
• magnificent, and ultimate, 2002 Firebird and Trans Am versions
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Would have guessed that such a would mill the hit street? But for those who appreciated performance, answer to it its was an their prayers! A powerhouse in a period of bland no-punch engines: That's what you would have to call the 1973 SD-455 engine. The engine could be defined as full- race, with tons of high- performance innards. Its advertised horsepower of 290 was a joke, as its 13-second performance in the quarter attested. The SD-455 power plant was available for the last time in I974 and produced 290 net horsepower and 395 Ibs-ft 35 of torque.
And why change perfection? That was the rationale for keeping the Trans Am the same for year »* number %£** four. During optional this model M Code year, Pontiac offered an two-barrel 350ci V-8 pow er r plant with a continuing-to-spiral-downward 160 horsepower, and with the net horsepower figures now becoming standard. 0:1. But moving in the other direction, the Code N 350 power plant, when yxfirGptt f)«i,,»' Stylish air extractors fefe highlights of the bird decal for this 33 and fender 1973 Trans Am flairs body were the style.
Requirements, a third brake light top of the hatch. 8-liter fuel-injected four-cylinder Chevy under the hood. 0-liter engines of the previous model year. The similar Am 1986 Trans even received a new 140-miles- per-hour speedometer. 1987 It was pretty- much status Firebird models, with the model designation The highlights quo for the 1987 GTA being the top top Trans Am version. new for the of this model were diamond- spoke, gold-centered wheels and articulated seats. One would have thought that increased per- formance in the 1987 models would have attracted more buyers into the showrooms, but it just didn't work out that way.