Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
The Pontiac Firebird was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as its platform-sharing cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. The vehicles were, for the most part, powered by various V8 engines of different GM divisions. While primarily Pontiac-powered until 1977, Firebirds were built with several different engines from nearly every GM division until 1982.
The first generation Firebirds had a characteristic Coke bottle styling. Unlike its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro, its bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end and its rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the Pontiac GTO with the overall design of the Firebird being much more cohesive than the Camaro.
The base model Firebird came equipped with the OHC inline-6 and a single-barrel carburettor. However most buyers opted for one of the V8 engines as fitted to this 5.7 litre m