New and Pre-owned Pontiac Firebird for Sale
The Pontiac Firebird is known as one of the best and most iconic muscle cars of all time. It’s possible to find a used Pontiac Firebird for sale, but since it has become a collectors' car, the prices are usually high. It was first launched back in 1967 with the aim to compete with the Ford Mustang. There are also custom Pontiac Firebird cars available because of the range of options that this classic lineup had to offer. Here’s a brief history of the Pontiac Firebird that explains how the car evolved with time.
First Generation Firebird: As mentioned, the Pontiac Firebird was released in 1967 with the integrated engine and front bumpers with the body. The first generation continued until 1969 with the same specs. Even though it has been a long time, the 1969 Firebird for sale is still available. It was available in the following specification:
- 6.6-liter V8, 340-hp
- 3.8 L6, 220-hp
Second Generation Firebird: The second generation arrived in 1970 with an upgraded engine and a new look and lasted for eight years. The major stylistic change was in front: instead of four circular headlights, it came with two large ones. A Pontiac Firebird Formula for sale can be easily found, likely the formula 455 H.O. (High Output) coupe launched in 1972. During 1974 the company also offered Formula 400, SD-455, and 455 engine options. The total number of engines offered in the second generation of Pontiac Firebird ranged from 4.1 to 7.5-liters and 112 to 340 hp.
Third Generation Firebird: The third generation of the Pontiac Firebird arrived in 1982 and stayed in production for about a decade. Within this time, the Firebird Formula was introduced again with several V8 choices. In this generation, the total engine options were also four ranging from 2.5 to 5.7-liter and 90 to 238 hp.
Fourth Generation Firebird: The fourth generation of the Pontiac Firebird came in 1990 and lasted for four years. It came with improvements in both safety and interior details. It offered multiple engine options that ranged from V8 3.1 to 5.0-liters and 140 to 209 hp.
Fifth Generation Firebird: The fifth generation of Pontiac Firebird arrived right after the fourth generation ended in 1994. The fifth-generation got a more powerful and appealing design and added aerodynamics, but the overall design remained the same. In 1996 the Formula WS6 performance package came with various upgrades such as a ram air induction mechanism, dual oval exhaust tips, 17-inch wheels, larger rear and front anti-roll bars, firmer bushing and springs, and upgraded shock absorbers. That’s why it is still regarded as one of the most successful models of the Pontiac Firebird. There were basically three different engine options, which are as follows:
- V6 3.4-liter 148-hp
- V6 3.8-liter 196-hp
- V8 5.7-liter 269-hp
Sixth Generation Firebird: In 2000 both the Firebird convertible and Firebird got facelifts with an almost fully upgraded design. The 2000 models come with a redesigned front, reshaped headlights, and new air intakes with the four-speed automatic transmission along with the rear-wheel drive. The V6 3.8-liter engine was now getting 205 hp, and the V8 5.7-liter engine got 315 hp.
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