The 1979 Firebird was the most popular in its history with 211,453 sold, a record that would never be broken by any other Firebird.
The 1979 Firebird was the most popular in its history with 211,453 sold, a record that would never be broken by any other Firebird. This was part due to its continuing popularity from “Smokey and the Bandit,” but also because of revamped styling cues for the new year. It had a new aerodynamic front end and a breath-taking full width tail lamp treatment.
Several enthusiasts claim this year to be the true end of the iconic muscle car era because this would be the last year for the big block V8s being offered in a small car line.
The Oldsmobile 403 was standard in the Trans Am and the last of the Pontiac 400s were installed in only 8,326 cars.
The exclusive 10th Anniversary Edition was offered this year to celebrate the 10th year of the Trans Am.
|Trans Am||117,108||Total Production||211,454|
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||Torque||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|V6||231ci||1x2bbl||105 hp||185 lb-ft||-||-|
|V8||301ci||1x2bbl||140 hp||235 lb-ft||-||-|
|V8||301ci||1x4bbl||150 hp||240 lb-ft||-||-|
|V8||305ci||1x2bbl||133 hp||244 lb-ft||-||-|
|V8||350ci||1x4bbl||160 hp||260-270 lb-ft||-||-|
|V8||403ci||1x4bbl||185 hp||320 lb-ft||-||-|
|V8||400ci||1x4bbl||220 hp||320 lb-ft||6.7 sec||15.3 sec @ 96.6. mph|
- 3-Speed Manual
- H.D. 4-Speed Manual
- 3-Speed Auto
Paint & Colors
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