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1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird

1979 Pontiac Firebird

The 1979 Firebird was re-designed with new graphics and a front nose with quad rectangular headlamps that stood in separate bezels with a new grille below them. The rear end also got a make-over and featured blackout panels that disguised the taillights on Formula and Trans Am models.

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.

 

 

 

1979 Pontiac Firebird Engine Options

  • V6 231, "A" Code - 105hp
  • V8 301, "Y" Code - 140 hp
  • V8 301, "W" Code - 150 hp
  • V8 305, "H" Code - 133 hp
  • V8 350, "L" Code - 160 hp
  • V8 350, "X" Code - 155 hp
  • V8 350, "R" Code - 160 hp
  • V8 400, "X" Code - 220 hp
  • V8 403, "K" Code - 185 hp

 

1979 Pontiac Firebird Production

 Firebird  base price $4,825  38,642 produced
 Firebird Esprit    30,853 produced
 Firebird Formula    24,851 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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