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1978 Pontiac Firebird
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1978 Pontiac Firebird

Much remained the same in 1978 for the Firebird and Pontiac was now capitalizing on the popularity of the Firebird as sales soared to a record 187,285.

Note: Another record setting year for the Trans Am and it's sales and a special silver 10th Anniversary edition Trans Am was sold in what would be the last year for the Pontiac 400 engine.

 

 

1978 Pontiac Firebird Engine Options

  • V6  231, "A" Code - 105hp
  • V8 305 "U" Code - 145 hp
  • V8 350, "X" Code - 155 hp
  • V8 350, "L" Code - 170 hp
  • V8 350, "R" Code - 170 hp
  • V8 400, "Z" Code - 180 hp, Note: Optional T/A V-8 same as V8 400, only with 220 hp!

Note: V8 403 cid, was used in all Calafornia models

1978 Pontiac Firebird Production

 Firebird  base price $4,545 32,672 produced
 Firebird Esprit  base price $4,842 36,926 produced
 Firebird Formula  base price $5,448 24,346 produced

 

Some interesting reading about the Firebird Esprit Appearance Packages and the "Redbirds" built in the 1978 & 1979 can be found here: 1979 Redbird

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