|The Firebird saw few changes. High-back seats, new wheel covers and all models except the Trans Am, had simulated louvers behind the front wheels.|
1969 Pontiac Firebird
The 1969 Pontiac Firebird underwent major restyling to incorporate revisions similisr to that of the Camaro. New changes included; New rooflines, front fender wind splints, flatter wheel openings and a new front, rear and interior, as well as a slight increas in "POWER" with the Ram Air IV, previously known as the Ram Air 400. The 400 HO option was known as either the Ram Air, Ram Air II, or simply HO. In the spring of 69' Pontiac released a little publicized option package, the Trans Am Performance and Appearance Package. Pontiac paid a $5 license fee to SCCA for each Trans Am produced and sold to campaign in the SCCA's road racing series. The package was offered as a $725 option and only 689 Firebird coupes and 8 convertibles were built.
1969 Pontiac Firebird Engine Options
- 250 six rated at 175 hp.
- 250 six rated at 215hp.
- 350 V8 with 320 hp.
- 400 V8 rated at 330 hp.
- 400 V8 Ram Air Ram Air engine was rated at 335 hp. "This option added a cost of just over $600 to base cost!"
Note: This motor was later replaced in the year by the Ram Air II 340 hp
1969 Pontiac Firebird Production
|Firebird Hardtop||90,152 produced||factory price $2,781|
|Firebird Convertible||16,960 produced||factory price-just under $2,996|
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