1970 Pontiac Firebird



1970 marked the second-generation of the Firebird.

It got off to a late start because of engineering problems, and production didn’t begin until early 1970 leading to a commonly used term of 1970 ½.

The drastic styling made up for the late entry. Edmunds.com said the new striking car was “a muscle car with styling that looked as if it had been designed in Italy.” It now sported the Endura bumper and was the same color as the car giving it a unique, bumper less looking front.

Production Numbers

Formula 4007,708
Trans Am3,196
Total Production48,739

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I6 250ci 1x1bbl 155 hp 235 lb-ft - -
V8 350ci 1x2bbl 255 hp 355 lb-ft - -
V8 400ci 1x4bbl 330 hp 430 lb-ft - -
Ram Air III 400 ci 1x4bbl 335 hp 430 lb-ft - -
Ram Air IV 400ci 1x4bbl 345 hp 430 lb-ft - -
V8 400ci 1x2bbl 265 hp 397 lb-ft - -


  • 3-Speed Column
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Close Ratio
  • 4-Speed Wide Ratio
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic 400

Paint & Colors


Polar White
Bermuda Blue
Atoll Blue
Palisade Green
Goldenrod Yellow
Granada Gold
Carousel Red
Cardinal Red
Palladium Silver
Lucerne Blue
Keylime Green
Verdoro Green
Coronado Gold
Palomino Copper
Castillian Bronze



OEM Brochures

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