Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
Pontiac ushered in a new sports car in 1967-the Firebird.
It shared the same F-body styling and other elements with its General Motors cousin, the Camaro. Much of the sheet metal is shared, but Pontiac made sure to differentiate themselves from family.
The front end was very much still Pontiac with enclosed taillights that very much resembled the GTO. Under the hood was all Pontiac, offering five different engines to throw in the bay of this Pony car.
Pontiac offered many options with the Firebird so that customers could truly own a unique sports car, different from other cars, even Pontiac drivers.
The Firebird would never catch up to the sales and popularity of the first Pony car, the Mustang, but it was still successful, nevertheless.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|400ci/325hp||5.8 sec||14.4 sec @ 100 mph||Car & Driver|
|I6-Firebird||230ci||1x1bbl||165 hp||216 lb-ft|
|I6-Firebird Sprint||230ci||1x4bbl||215 hp||240 lb-ft|
|Firebird 326 V8||326ci||1x2bbl||250 hp||333 lb-ft|
|Firebird HO||326ci||1x4bbl||285 hp||359 lb-ft|
|Firebird 400||400ci||1x4bbl||325 hp||410 lb-ft|
Ask FIrebird expert Rick McLaughlin