1969 Pontiac Firebird



Many changes were made to the ’69 Firebird over the last year, even though GM was planning a full restyle in 1970 for the Camaro and Firebird.

The risk paid off however, because both cars were still selling relatively well.

The most notable change was the front of the car where the headlights were now separated from the grill, and the use of a new bumper. The broader fenders and wider look gave the car a more muscular look.

The biggest news was the introduction of the performance and appearance package; the Trans Am. They weren’t more powerful than the standard Firebirds, but they did have beefed up suspension and tires enabling a better handling car than the Firebirds. The car featured a special hood scoop, deck spoiler, and fender vents.

Production Numbers

2-Dr Hardtop90,152
2-Dr Convertible11,657
2-Dr Coupe Trans Am689
2-Dr Convertible Trans Am8
Total Production88,405

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I6-Firebird 250ci 1x1bbl 175 hp 240 lb-ft - -
I6-Firebird Sprint 250ci 1x4bbl 215 hp 255 lb-ft - -
Firebird 350 350ci 1x2bbl 265 hp 355 lb-ft - -
Firebird HO 350ci 1x4bbl 325 hp 380 lb-ft - -
Firebird 400 400ci 1x4bbl 330 hp 430 lb-ft - -
Firebird 400 400ci 1x4bbl 335 hp 430 lb-ft - -
Firebird 400 400ci 1x4bbl 345 hp 430 lb-ft 5.6 sec 14.1 sec @ 100.8 mph


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • 2-Speed Auto (not 400 model)
  • 3-Speed Turbo Hydra-Matic

Paint & Colors


Starlight Black
Cameo Ivory
Matador Red
Crystal Turquoise
Limelight Green
Carousel Red
Goldenrod Yellow
Mayfair Maze
Liberty Blue
Warwick Blue
Midnight Green
Expresso Brown
Antique Gold
Palladium Silver
Verdoro Green
Windward Blue



OEM Brochures

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