Spotter's Guide Hood Bird Guide Color Guide

Colors

All Models Except as Noted
11 - Cameo White
W50 Color
15 - Platinum
W50 Color
19 - Starlight Black
W50 Color
22 - Glacier Blue
Not available on Trans Am
24 Martinique Blue NEW
W50 Color
30 - Lombard Blue
Skybird Only
48 - Berkshire Green
Not available on Trans Am
50 - Solar Gold
Trans Am Only
51 - Sundance Yellow
W50 Color
55 - Gold Metallic
Not available on Trans Am
63 - Laredo Brown
Not available on Trans Am
67 - Ember Mist*
Not available on Trans Am
69 - Chesterfield Brown**
72 - Rebird Red (Roman Red)
Redbird Only
75 - Mayan Red
W50 Color
77 - Carmine*
Not available on Trans Am
W50 Color: This color was available with the W50 Formula Appearance Option
Accent Colors
58 - Dark Blue
Lower Accent Color for Skybird
42 - Redbird Red
Lower Accent for Redbird
56 - Burnished Gold
Lower accent color with W50 with Cameo White or Starlight Black Formula Appearance Package

Option CB7: Cordova Vinyl Top

Production Total: 2,863
The Canopy top continued into 1978 covering half the roof. Sales continued to decline by 55% versus 1977 as vinyl tops fell out of favor with younger buyers. Vinyl top sales would continue to decline until the option was terminated after 1979.
  • Not Available with Skybird (W60) or Redbird (W66) Appearance Package (W66).
  • Not available on Trans Am
  • Not available with T-Tops
11-T White
15-T Platinum
19-T Black
22-T Blue
44-T Green
61-T Sand
79-T Claret

Option D98: Vinyl Accent Stripes

Production Total: 18,120
  • Not Available with Skybird (W60) or Redbird (W66) Appearance Package (W66).
  • Not Available with W50, Formula Appearance Package
  • Not available on Trans Am
  • Stripe and Exterior color selection were the customer's choice
Graphic
Pick one
Black/Lt Blue/Dk Blue/Med Blue
Black/Lt Brown/Dk Brown/Med Brown
Black/White/Charcoal/ Argent
Black/Dk Red/Lt Red/Med Red
Mayan Red and Black/Dk Red/Lt Red/Med Red Stripe
1978 Firebird Colors
Cameo White
Platinum
Starlight Black
Martinique Blue
Berkshire Green
Sundance yellow
Gold Metallic
Laredo Brown
Ember Mist
Chesterfield Brown
Mayan Red
Carmine
Optional: Select a vinyl top
White
Platinum
Black
Blue
Green
Sand
Claret
None

Option W60: Skybird Appearance Package

1978 Esprit Skybird
Production Total: 3,838
The Skybird was carried over for part of the 1978 model year. The Skybird again wore it's specific Lombard Blue paint with Dark Blue lower accent. The sail panel, trunklid or spoiler, if equipped was adorned by a blue bird in a pin-stripe style design. Thin blue striping separated the upper and lower two tone colrs and also repeated on the hood. The front grilles were acccented with blue highlights and blue snowflake wheels were distinct features of the Skybird.

Option W68: Redbird Appearance Package

1978 Esprit Redbird
Production Total: 3,140
The Redbird Special Edition, based on the Firebird Esprit, replaced the Skybird mid year. Everything blue on the Skybird was turned to gold on the Redbird. Clad in Mayan Red upper paint with a darker red lower accent named "Redbird Red." This lower color was not available on any other model. The two colors were sperated with gold striping and a distinct, gold Redbird graphic on the sail panels and rear trunk lid or spoiler if so equipped.

Formula with W50 Appearance Package

1978 Firebird Formula W50 Option

Production Total: 12,158
The Formula W50 Appearance Package continued for 1978 with few changes. Color choices remain at six with the lighter Glacier Blue being Replaced by the darker Martinique Blue. When you ordered a Cameo White Formula with W50 the two tone bottom color was changed to gold with gold striping instead of black with blue. The W50 Formula Appearance Package carried over the striping around the lower body, blacked out rear taillamp surround and partial bumper, striping on the lower edge of the spoiler, and the smaller 7.22" Spoiler bird with FORMULA decals on the fenders and the standard rear spoiler. The smaller bird was designed to accomodate the wide stripe on the spoiler. Missing on all models for 1978 was the model identication decal on the top of the fascia on the driver's side.
Optional: Select a vinyl top
White
Platinum
Black
Blue
Green
Sand
Claret
None
Nocturne with Dark Charcoal lower and Blue Accent Stripe<
Formula W50 Colors
Cameo White
Platinum
Starlight Black
Martinique Blue
Sundance yellow
Mayan Red

Trans Am Graphics

Graphics
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Black and Gold Special Edition
Gold
Charcoal/Red
Blue
Gold Clear
Gold Black
For each color offerred on Trans Am the bird graphic was automatically picked for you, unlike in later years where you could mix and match. Note this years new edition of the larger gold decal used on the Solar Gold Trans AM.

The Trans Am model identification on the fenders and rear spoiler was a new 5 color design. In 1978 the Trans Am decal was dropped from the top of the front fascia.
Solar Gold Special Edition with Brown Accent Striping
Select a car color (Click to see example)
19 - Starlight Black Special Edition
50 - Solar Gold Special Edition with Brown Accent Striping
11 - Cameo White
15 - Platinum
19 - Starlight Black
24 - Martinique Blue
50 - Solar Gold
51 - Sundance yellow
69 - Chesterfield Brown**
75 - Mayan red

Option B84: Vinyl Body Side Moldings

Available All Models
Production Total: 71,144
Body side moldings were a popular option for those who wanted their Firebirds without door dings. Available in 5 colors the factory body side molding was a stick on molding. Other, higher quality after-market moldings were dealer installed and were usually rivet on types.
Examples shown on this page consist of scanned images or reproduction artwork that can not be faithfully reproduced on a computer screen. Illustrations are for example only. Consult with your vendors offerring reproduction parts for their historical accuracy.