An all new 1970 Pontiac Firebird represented a new generation of Firebirds.
1970 Pontiac Firebird
An all new 1970 Pontiac Firebird represented a new generation of Firebirds. The 2nd generation Firebirds had new styling with a front bumper and recessed grille that was molded out of Endura rubber and painted the same color as the car to giving it a bumperless appearance. Single headlights, split side markers, flush door handles and enlarged wheel openings also highlighted the changes for the new generation. The suspension was also revised and a rear stabilizer bar was added.
1970 Pontiac Firebird Production Numbers
factory price $2,875.00
factory price $3,241.00
factory price $3,370.00
First Symbol - Manufacturer
2 = Pontiac
Second & Third Symbol - Series
23 = Firebird
39 = Safari
24 = Firebird Espirit
42 = GTO
26 = Firebird Formula 400
52 = Catalina & Ventura
28 = Trans Am
56 = Executive
33 = Standard Tempest
62 = Bonneville
35 = Custom "S"
76 = Grand Prix
37 = LeMans
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
27 = two-door sedan
46 = station wagon three seat
35 = station wagon two seat single action tailgate
57 = two-door hardtop (Grand Prix)
36 = station wagon two seat dual action tailgate
67 = convertible
37 = two-door hardtop (exc. Firebird, Grand Prix)
69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop
87 = two-door hardtop (Firebird)
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
0 = 1970
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia
(P) Pontiac, Michigan
(B) Baltimore, Maryland
(R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California
(X) Kansas City, Kansas
(E) Linden, New Jersey
(Z) Fremont, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts
(1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(L) Van Nuys, California
(2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001
1970 Firebird & Trans Am Engine Options
"chevy built" 250 six rated at 155 hp.
"esprit" 350 V8 with 255 hp.
"Formula" 400 V8 rated at 335 hp, and a unique twin-scooped hood
Ram Air IV engine w/ 370hp.
Ram Air V, a special order over-the-counter engine with solid lifters and tunnel port heads w/ up to 500 hp.
Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Stamped on servo cover on right side of transmission.
Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case & on some models on the left side of converter housing.
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination 28-10 on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Atoll Blue Metallic and the roof area in Polar White.) General Motors paint code plate for all models is located on the "horizontal" or "vertical" surface of the shroud upper panel on the left side of the body.
Paint Codes - Interior Colors
Color Name / Code
Color Name / Code
Lucite® Code - 9715L (semi-gloss)
Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9708LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9697LH (flat)
Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9707LH (semi-gloss)
NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528S flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.
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