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Firebird
Vehicle Model

Subtopics
1968 Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am
Boogie Bird
Firebird City
Firehawk: Fiercest of the Firebirds

Reference Desk
Clymer Manual for Pontiac Firebird & Trans Am 1970-1981
1981 Pontiac Service Manual
1994 Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird Service Manual

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Video
Documents
Recalls
Merchandise
Article Index
A sporty coupe produced by Pontiac.  Aigh-performance variant was badged as the Pontiac Trans Am.  Through all generations, the Firebird was related in engineering to the Chevrolet Camaro.

Pat Monahan (lead singer) drove a 1967 Firebird in the music video for the song "Drive By" by the band Train.

Photographs

1967 Pontiac Firebird 1967
Photo ©2007 Bill Crittenden
Richmond, llinois Cruise Night:  July 20, 2007
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 1967
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 326HO 1967 326HO
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2012 Muscles for Muscles Car Show
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 326HO 1967 326HO
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2012 Muscles for Muscles Car Show
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 326HO 1967 326HO
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2012 Muscles for Muscles Car Show
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 326HO 1967 326HO
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Muscles for Muscles Car Show
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 1967 350 Automatic
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 1967 350 Automatic
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 1967 350 Automatic
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 1967 400
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
Richmond, Illinois Cruise Night:  May 27, 2011
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Pontiac Firebird Race Car Model Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Pontiac Firebird Race Car Model Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Pontiac Firebird Race Car Model Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Pontiac Firebird Race Car Model Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Pontiac Firebird Supercharged Drag Racer Supercharged Drag Racer
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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Pontiac Firebird Supercharged Drag Racer Supercharged Drag Racer
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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Pontiac Firebird Supercharged Drag Racer Supercharged Drag Racer
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2010 Indian Uprising
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Pontiac Firebird Supercharged Drag Racer Supercharged Drag Racer
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2010 Indian Uprising
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Pontiac Firebird Supercharged Drag Racer Supercharged Drag Racer
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2010 Indian Uprising
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Pontiac Firebird Supercharged Drag Racer Supercharged Drag Racer
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2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air Hood 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Emblem 1969
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2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Wheel 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Quarter Panel 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Rear Emblems 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Turn Signal Light 1969
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969 350
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969 350
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Dashboard 1969 350
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Tachometer 1969 350
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969 400
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible 1969 400
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Dashboard 1969 400
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising
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1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 1974 Formula 455
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 1974 Formula 455
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 1974 Formula 455
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 1974 Formula 455
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 1976 Formula 400
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $9,000 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
View photo of 1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 - 3.0MB
1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 1976 Formula 400
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $9,000 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
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1977 Pontiac Firebird Model 1977
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
2011 Indian Uprising Model Car Show
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
2011 Indian Uprising
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
2011 Indian Uprising
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Sky Bird 1978 Sky Bird
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
2011 Indian Uprising
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1979 Formula
Reserve not met, high bid $10,500 - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1979 Formula
Reserve not met, high bid $10,500 - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1979 Formula
Reserve not met, high bid $10,500 - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
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Modified 1979 Firebird Modified 1979
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Modified 1979 Firebird Modified 1979
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2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Modified 1979 Firebird Modified 1979
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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Modified 1979 Firebird Modified 1979
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1979 Formula
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 21, 2010
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1979 Formula
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 21, 2010
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 1979 Formula 400
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
4th Annual Grass Lake PTO "Cars for Kids" Classic & Hot Rod Show
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 1979 Formula 400
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
4th Annual Grass Lake PTO "Cars for Kids" Classic & Hot Rod Show
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 1979 Formula 400
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
4th Annual Grass Lake PTO "Cars for Kids" Classic & Hot Rod Show
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Firebird 1985 Pontiac Catalog
View 1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Firebird - 8.5MB
1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Firebird 1985 Pontiac Catalog
View 1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Firebird - 7.5MB
1985 Pontiac Catalog - 1985 Facts & Figures 1985 Pontiac Catalog
View 1985 Pontiac Catalog - 1985 Facts & Figures - 6.5MB
1985 Pontiac Catalog - 1985 Facts & Figures 1985 Pontiac Catalog
View 1985 Pontiac Catalog - 1985 Facts & Figures - 3.7MB
1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1989 Formula
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1989 Formula
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2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1989 Formula
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2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 1989 Formula
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
Note from Bill: One last picture on the way out of the show. Such a big show, I couldn't get through it all in time!
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
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1992 Pontiac Firebird 1992
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising Model Car Show
Hosted by C.A.R.S. in Miniature
August 1, 2010
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1994 Pontiac Firebird 1994 with over 100,000 miles
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $3,000 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Model Car 1996
Snap kit, Junior class
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1996 Pontiac Firebird Model Car - 2.1MB
1996 Pontiac Firebird Model Car 1996
Snap kit, Junior class
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1996 Pontiac Firebird Model Car - 2.1MB
2001 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 2001 Firehawk
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
View photo of 2001 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk - 280KB
2001 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 2001 Firehawk
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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2012 Pinewood Derby Blackhawk Council Pack 367 2012 Pinewood Derby: Blackhawk Council Pack 367 (Woodstock, Illinois)
Photo by Bill Crittenden
View photo of Blackhawk Council Pack 367 2012 Pinewood Derby Car - 3.5MB
2012 Pinewood Derby Blackhawk Council Pack 367 2012 Pinewood Derby: Blackhawk Council Pack 367 (Woodstock, Illinois)
Photo by Bill Crittenden
View photo of Blackhawk Council Pack 367 2012 Pinewood Derby Car - 3.8MB


Video

Firebird Formula Bye Run

2005 Poncho Show & Go
Video by "m2pmd70"
May 1, 2005

Download Firebird Formula Bye Run in MPEG1 format - 2,094KB

1969 GTO vs. Firebird Formula

2005 Poncho Show & Go
Video by "m2pmd70"
May 1, 2005

Download 1969 GTO vs. Firebird Formula in MPEG1 format - 8,899KB

1977 Trans Am vs. Firebird Formula Final Round

2005 Poncho Show & Go
Video by "m2pmd70"
May 1, 2005

Download 1977 Trans Am vs. Firebird Formula Final Round in MPEG1 format - 15,632KB


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
classified date 1990Level 1 Airbag Investigation
1990 Pontiac Firebird
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 980KB - 16 pages
classified date 1991Calspan On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Fleet - 1991 Pontiac Firebird
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 18.9MB - 128 pages
December 1994Remote Air Bag Deployment Report
Vehicle - 1994 Pontiac Firebird
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 179KB - 8 pages
classified date 1995Remote Air Bag Report
1995 Pontiac Firebird, 2-door liftback
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 12.1MB - 207 pages
September 1997Calspan On-Site Depowered Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Subject Vehicle - 1998 Pontiac Firebird
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 222KB - 11 pages


Recalls

Model YearsIssuing AgencyRecall #Reason
1971NHTSA70V143000VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
1974NHTSA73V250000SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM
1976NHTSA76V132000STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit MPC 1-0822Sundancer '69 Firebird Convertible


Model Kits & Die-Cast Cars


Kay-Bee Special Value Tri-Pack
TypeManufacturerItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Die CastHot WheelsT9948-09A0KStreet Beasts '11'67 Pontiac Firebird 400SmallMetallic gray w/red wheels
Die CastExactDetail401Tin Indian Pontiac Firebird 4001:18Production 3,000
Model KitMPC1569-2001969 Firebird Hardtop1:25
Model KitMPC632469 Firebird1:252 in 1
Die CastHot WheelsG6692-0715 (C4982)Realistix1969 Pontiac Firebird T/ASmallWhite w/blue stripes
Die CastHot WheelsJ3426-0917DRed Line1969 Pontiac FirebirdSmallMetallic Pink w/Red Line tires
Die CastHot WheelsR7639-0818Race World VolcanoHot BirdSmallBlue w/red flames (Short Card)
Model KitMPC1-0761Indy Pace Car Turbo Firebird1:251981, Golden Wheels Bonus
Model KitRevell85-0807MotorworksFirebird Street Machine1:25
Model KitMPC1-0808Firebird1:25Golden Opportunity Kit
Die CastAction100426Xtreme SeriesAlan Kulwicki #97 WLPX1:241983 Pontiac Firebird, production 3,792 (ARC 3,504/QVC 288)
Die CastAction100431Xtreme SeriesAlan Kulwicki #22 Miller1:241984 Pontiac Firebird, production 4,500
3 Model KitsMonogram6241Pontiac Muscle Cars (Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac GTO, Pro-Street Firebird)1:241978 Trans Am
1964 Pontiac GTO
1980's Firebird Pro Street
Die Cast (2)kidconnection15080-1601Pontiac Firebird
2006 Pontiac Solstice
SmallRed
Dark Blue
Model KitRevell-Monogram85-7636McDonald's Firebird Funny Car1:24
Model KitRevell85-2159Motor-City Muscle'98 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air 2 'n 11:25
Die CastAction102782Dale Earnhardt Legendary SeriesDale Earnhardt #1 True Value1:241999 IROC Pontiac Firebird Xtreme, 2002 Series, production 39,156
Die CastAction102785Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #11 True Value1:241999 IROC Pontiac Firebird Xtreme, 2002 Series, production 33,876




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