Base Firebird S87

Interior Features
Standard Interior
Oxen Vinyl Bucket Seats
Standard Door Panels, all vinyl
Other Interior Features
Deluxe Cushion Three Spoke Steering Wheel in Interior Matching Color
Nylon Blend Cut-pile Carpeting
Solid 1 piece Headliner
Seat Belts with Pushbutton buckles for all passenger positions. Two front combination seat and shoulder belts for driver and right front passenger (with reminder light and buzzer and inertia reel).
Black Seat Belts (color keyed available AK1)
New Steering Column-mounted Dimmer Switch
Rosewood Grain Applique on Instrument Panel with black instrument bezels
100 MPH Speedometer Graduated in Kilometers per Hour as well as Mile per Hour
Console (D55) Available
Luggage Compartment Mat
High-Low Level Body Ventilation
Exterior Features
New One Piece Resilient Endura Front Bumper
New Grille Styling with Argent Accent
Bird Decal on Sail Panel
New Endura Rear Bumper in body color
Firebird Nameplate on front fender
Chrome Left Hand Mirror
Firebird Emblem on Deck Lid (Except with Spoiler)
Rear Air Spoiler (D80) Optional. Includes Spoiler Bird Decal
Concealed Windshield Wipers
No Rocker Panel Moldings
Bright Windshield and Rear Window Moldings
Bright Headlamp Bezels
Red Tail lamp Lenses
Other
Dual Horns
Standard Engine
LD5 231 cid (3.8 Litre) V-6, 2bbl
Optional Engine
L27 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 2bbl
L37 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 4bbl
LG3 305 cid (5.0 Litre) V-8, 2bbl
LM1 350 cid (5.7 Litre) V-8 4 bbl - Available with high altitude
Standard Transmission
MM3 3 Speed Manual, Floor Shift (Automatic in California and high altitude)
Optional Transmission
M21 4 Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission with L37 301 V8 (Not available in California or high altitude)
MX1 3 Speed Turbo Hydramatic
Steering
Power Steering
Suspension
Radial Tuned Suspension with Independent Front Suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and tubular shocks. Rear Hotchkiss solid Axle with multi-leaf springs
Stabilizer bar
Brakes
Manual Front Disc Brakes-Rear Drum Brakes
Power Front Disc, Rear Drum Available (JL2)
Power Brakes Required with any V8 Or Air Conditioning (C60)
Differential
Solid Rear Axle
G80 Limited Slip (Safe T Track) Differential Available
Axle Ratios
3.08:1 with MM3 3 Speed
2.56:1 with MX1 Automatic
Optional Axle Ratio
3.23:1 with LD5 231 cid V6
Wheels/Hubcaps
Hubcaps with Pontiac Crest
15" X 7"
Available Wheels/Hubcaps
New Deluxe Wheel Covers (P01)
Wire Wheel Covers (N95)
Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N98)
Body Color Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N67)
Cast Aluminum Snowflake Wheels (N90). Available in Gray or Gold.
Standard Tires
FR78-15 Blackwall Steel Belted Radial (QBU)
Available Tires
FR78x15 Whitewall Steel Belted Radial Tires (QBW)
FR78x15 Raised White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires (QBP)

Firebird Esprit T87

Interior Features
Custom Interior (B18)
Custom Doeskin Vinyl Bucket Seats
Upgraded Door Panels with carpeted lower
Instrument Panel Assist Strap
Rear Quarter Ashtrays
Custom Pedal Trim Plates
Includes Exterior Door handle insert in body color
Other Interior Features
Luxury Cushion Three Spoke Steering Wheel (N30) in Interior Matching Color
Nylon Blend Cut-pile Carpeting
Solid 1 piece Headliner
Added Accoustical Insulation
Seat Belts with Pushbutton buckles for all passenger positions. Two front combination seat and shoulder belts for driver and right front passenger (with reminder light and buzzer and inertia reel).
Black Seat Belts (color keyed available AK1)
New Steering Column-mounted Dimmer Switch
Rosewood Grain Applique on Instrument Panel with black instrument bezels
100 MPH Speedometer Graduated in Kilometers per Hour as well as Mile per Hour
Console (D55) Available
Luggage Compartment Mat
High-Low Level Body Ventilation
Exterior Features
New One Piece Resilient Endura Front Bumper
New Grille Styling with Argent Accent
Bird Decal on Sail Panel
New Endura Rear Bumper in body color
Firebird Nameplate on front fender
Esprit Nameplate on Front Fender
Right- and Left-hand Body-colored Outside Mirrors - Left-hand Remote Controlled
Body Color Inserts in Outside Door Handles
Firebird Emblem on Deck Lid (Except with Spoiler)
Rear Air Spoiler (D80) Optional. Includes Spoiler Bird Decal
Concealed Windshield Wipers
Wide Rocker Panel Moldings
Chrome Roof Drip with Scalp Moldings (B80)
Hood Rear Edge and Belt Reveal Moldings
Front and Rear Wheel Opening Moldings
Bright Windshield and Rear Window Moldings
Bright Headlamp Bezels
Red Tail lamp Lenses
Other
Dual Horns
Standard Engine
LD5 231 cid (3.8 Litre) V-6, 2bbl
Optional Engine
L27 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 2bbl
L37 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 4bbl
LG3 305 cid (5.0 Litre) V-8, 2bbl
LM1 350 cid (5.7 Litre) V-8 4 bbl - Available with high altitude
Standard Transmission
MM3 3 Speed Manual, Floor Shift (Automatic in California and high altitude)
Optional Transmission
M21 4 Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission with L37 301 V8 (Not available in California or high altitude)
MX1 3 Speed Turbo Hydramatic
Steering
Power Steering
Suspension
Radial Tuned Suspension with Independent Front Suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and tubular shocks. Rear Hotchkiss solid Axle with multi-leaf springs
Stabilizer bar
Brakes
Manual Front Disc Brakes-Rear Drum Brakes
Power Front Disc, Rear Drum Available (JL2)
Power Brakes Required with any V8 Or Air Conditioning (C60)
Differential
Solid Rear Axle
G80 Limited Slip (Safe T Track) Differential Available
Axle Ratios
3.08:1 with MM3 3 Speed
2.56:1 with MX1 Automatic
Optional Axle Ratio
3.23:1 with LD5 231 cid V6
Wheels/Hubcaps
New Deluxe Wheel Covers (P01)
15" X 7"
Available Wheels/Hubcaps
Wire Wheel Covers (N95)
Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N98)
Body Color Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N67)
Cast Aluminum Snowflake Wheels (N90). Available in Gray or Gold.
Standard Tires
FR78-15 Blackwall Steel Belted Radial (QBU)
Available Tires
FR78x15 Whitewall Steel Belted Radial Tires (QBW)
FR78x15 Raised White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires (QBP)

Formula U87

Interior Features
Standard Interior
Oxen Vinyl Bucket Seats
Standard Door Panels, all vinyl
Custom Interior (B18) available
Other Interior Features
Formula Steering Wheel (NK3) in Interior Matching Color
Nylon Blend Cut-pile Carpeting
Solid 1 piece Headliner
Seat Belts with Pushbutton buckles for all passenger positions. Two front combination seat and shoulder belts for driver and right front passenger (with reminder light and buzzer and inertia reel).
Black Seat Belts (color keyed available AK1)
New Steering Column-mounted Dimmer Switch
Engine-turned Instrument Panel Plate with Black Trim
Rally Guages & Clock (W63) and 100 MPH Speedometer Graduated in Miles and Kilometers Per Hour
Console with Floor-Mounted Shifter
Luggage Compartment Mat
High-Low Level Body Ventilation
Exterior Features
New One Piece Resilient Endura Front Bumper
New Grille Styling with Black Accent
FORMULA Decal on Front Bumper above air intake.
Bird Decal on Sail Panel
New Endura Rear Bumper in body color
FORMULA Decal on Rear Bumper (except with W50 Formula Appearance Package that includes large FORMULA Lettering
Simulated Dual Air Scoop Design
Firebird Nameplate on front fender
FORMULA decal integrated into two tone striping.
W50 FORMULA graphics Optional
Right- and Left-hand Body-colored Outside Mirrors - Left-hand Remote Controlled
Firebird Emblem on Deck Lid (Except with Spoiler)
Rear Air Spoiler (D80). Includes Spoiler Bird Deacl and FORMULA PONTIAC Decal on Bumper
Concealed Windshield Wipers
Special Lower Body Paint with Colored Striping
Black Windshield and Rear Window Moldings
Black Headlamp Bezels
Smoked Glass Taillamp Lenses
Chrome Side-splitter Tailpipe Extensions
Other
Dual Horns
Standard Engine
L27 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 2bbl
LG3 305 cid (5.0 Litre) V-8, 2bbl - California
LM1 350 cid (5.7 Litre) V-8 4 bbl - Standard with high altitude
Optional Engine
L37 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 4bbl
L80 403 cid (6.6 Litre) V-8, 4bbl
W72 400 cid (T/A 6.6 Litre) V-8 4bbl
Standard Transmission
MX1 3 Speed Turbo Hydramatic
Optional Transmission
M21 4 Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission with L37 301 V8 or W72 400 V8 (Not available in California or high altitude)
Steering
Power Steering
Suspension
Radial Tuned Suspension with Independent Front Suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and tubular shocks. Rear Hotchkiss solid Axle with multi-leaf springs
Heavy Duty Front Coil Springs
Heavy Duty Firm Control Tubular Shocks
Stabilizer bar
0.560 inch Rear Stabilizer Bar
Optional Suspension
Trans Am Performance Suspension optional (WS6 or WS7). Includes 8 inch Cast Aluminum Snowflake Wheels, 225/70R-15 Tires, 1.250 inch front stabilizer bar and 0.750 rear stabilizer bar. New for 1979 the WS6 Package included 4 wheel disc brakes.
Brakes
Power Front Disc, Rear Drum (JL2)
4 wheel power disc brakes available with Trans Am Performance Package (WS6)
Differential
Solid Rear Axle
G80 Limited Slip (Safe T Track) Differential Available
Axle Ratios
2.41: 1
3.08:1 with L37 301 cid 4bbl V8 and M21 4 Speed
3.08:1 with LM1 350 cid V8 (High altitude)
2.73: 1 with L37 301 cid V8 and MX1 Automatics
3.23:1 with W72 400 cid V8
Optional Axle Ratio
3.23:1 with WS6 Performance Package
Wheels/Hubcaps
Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N98)
15" X 7"
Available Wheels/Hubcaps
Body Color Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N67)
Cast Aluminum Snowflake Wheels (N90) (in 15" x 8" when the WS6 Trans Am Special Performance Package was ordered). Available in Gray or Gold.
Standard Tires
225/70R15 Blackwall Steel Belted Radials (QGO)
Available Tires
225/70R15 White Lettered Steel Belted Radials (QGR) - included with Trans Am Performance Package (WS6)

Trans Am W87

Interior Features
Standard Interior
Oxen Vinyl Bucket Seats
Standard Door Panels, all vinyl
Custom Interior (B18) available
Other Interior Features
Formula Steering Wheel (NK3) in Interior Matching Color
Nylon Blend Cut-pile Carpeting
Solid 1 piece Headliner
Seat Belts with Pushbutton buckles for all passenger positions. Two front combination seat and shoulder belts for driver and right front passenger (with reminder light and buzzer and inertia reel).
Black Seat Belts (color keyed available AK1)
New Steering Column-mounted Dimmer Switch
Engine-turned Instrument Panel Plate with Black Trim
Rally Guages, Clock & Instrument Panel Tachometer (U17) and 100 MPH Speedometer Graduated in Miles and Kilometers Per Hour
Console with Floor-Mounted Shifter
Luggage Compartment Mat
High-Low Level Body Ventilation
Exterior Features
New One Piece Resilient Endura Front Bumper
New Grille Styling with Black Accent
TRANS AM Decal on Front Bumper above air intake.
Front Center Air Dam and Rear Wheel Opening Air Spoiler
Bird Decal on Sail Panel
New Endura Rear Bumper in body color
Shaker Hood and Air Cleaner
Trans Am Decal on Front Fender
Functional Front Fender Air Extractors
Right- and Left-hand Body-colored Outside Mirrors - Left-hand Remote Controlled
Rear Spoiler with TRANS AM decal
Concealed Windshield Wipers
No Rocker Panel Moldings
Black Windshield and Rear Window Moldings
Black Headlamp Bezels
Smoked Glass Taillamp Lenses
Chrome Side-splitter Tailpipe Extensions
Other
Dual Horns
Standard Engine
L80 403 cid (6.6 Litre) V-8, 4bbl
Optional Engine
L37 301 cid (4.9 Litre) V-8, 4bbl
W72 400 cid (T/A 6.6 Litre) V-8 4bbl
Standard Transmission
MX1 3 Speed Turbo Hydramatic
Optional Transmission
M21 4 Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission with L37 301 V8 or W72 400 V8 (Not available in California or high altitude)
Steering
Power Steering
Suspension
Radial Tuned Suspension with Independent Front Suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and tubular shocks. Rear Hotchkiss solid Axle with multi-leaf springs
Heavy Duty Front Coil Springs
Heavy Duty Firm Control Tubular Shocks
Stabilizer bar
0.625 inch Rear Stabilizer Bar
Optional Suspension
Trans Am Performance Suspension optional (WS6 or WS7). Includes 8 inch Cast Aluminum Snowflake Wheels, 225/70R-15 Tires, 1.250 inch front stabilizer bar and 0.750 rear stabilizer bar. New for 1979 the WS6 Package included 4 wheel disc brakes.
Brakes
Power Front Disc, Rear Drum (JL2)
4 wheel power disc brakes available with Trans Am Performance Package (WS6)
Differential
Safe-T Track Limited Slip
Axle Ratios
2.41:1
3.23:1 with W72 400 cid V8
Optional Axle Ratio
3.23:1 with WS6 Performance Package
Wheels/Hubcaps
Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N98)
15" X 7"
Available Wheels/Hubcaps
Body Color Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings (N67)
Cast Aluminum Snowflake Wheels (N90) (in 15" x 8" when the WS6 Trans Am Special Performance Package was ordered). Available in Gray or Gold.
Standard Tires
225/70R15 Blackwall Steel Belted Radials (QGO)
Available Tires
225/70R15 White Lettered Steel Belted Radials (QGR) - included with Trans Am Performance Package (WS6)
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