1970-1981 Firebird / Trans Am

The second-generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation as a 1970½ model, while leftover 1969s were listed in early Pontiac literature without a model-year identification.[11] This generation of Firebirds were available in coupe form only; after the 1969 model year, convertibles were not available until 1989.


  • Firebird Base
  • Firebird Esprit
  • Firebird Formula
  • Firebird Trans-Am

Special versions and appearance packages

  • Formula Appearance Package "W50" (1976–1981)[1]
  • Black-and-Gold Trans Am Pontiac 50th Anniversary Limited Edition (1976)[1]
  • Black-and-Gold Trans Am Special Edition (1977–1978, 1980–1981)[1]
  • Sky Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W60" (1977–1978)[1]
  • Gold Trans Am Special Edition "Y88" (1978)[1]
  • Red Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W68" (1978–1979)[1]
  • Black Trans Am Special Edition "Y84" (1979)[1]
  • Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition (1979)[1]
  • Yellow Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W73" (1980)[1]
  • Trans Am Turbo Indy Pace Car Edition (1980)[1]
  • Trans Am Turbo NASCAR Pace Car Edition (1981)[12]
  • Macho Trans-Am (a package offered by the Mecham Pontiac dealership in Glendale, AZ).[13]