1974 Pontiac Firebird

1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD - A NEW LOOK
To meet ever-increasing federal crash-safety standards, Pontiac finally had to do a major redesign on their beautiful 2nd-generation Firebird, just as Chevy has to do with their Camaro. Both had managed to squeak by without making major changers to their 1973 models by heavily bracing the front ends. But as safety standards increased every year, it wasn’t possible to do that again in 1974. So both cars got a completely redesigned front and rear ends to incorporate the necessary telescoping bumper hardware and the crush space it required. The results weren’t pretty, although the Firebird probably came out a little better than the Camaro. They also got a lot bigger front and back, and heavier. The Firebird not only had a new nose, but new wider slotted tail lights.
1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD ENGINE OPTIONS
The standard engine was the 250ci 6-cylinder making just 100hp. Next up was a 350 (5.7L) V8 rated at just 155hp. Next up were a pair of 400 (6.6L) V8s rated at 175hp and 225hp. There were 2 standard-duty 455 V8s, rated at 215hp and 250hp, and the Super Duty 455 (SD-455) at the top of the heap, rated at 290 hp. The 400, 455 and SD-455 were only available in Firebird Formulas and Trans Ams.

1974 Pontiac Firebird PRODUCTION NUMBERS

MODEL                 

Base Firebird Coupe

Firebird Esprit

Firebird Formula

Trans Am

PRODUCTION

26,372

22,583

14,519

10,255

PRICE WHEN NEW

(V8) $3,460

$3,687

$3,659

$4,446


1974 Pontiac Firebird SPECIFICATIONS

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

350ci V8 w/1X2bbl

400ci V8 w/1X2bbl

400ci V8 w/1X4bbl

455ci V8 w/1X4bbl

455ci V8 w/1X4bbl SD455

108.0 in / 2743 mm

191.6 in / 4867 mm

73.1 in / 1870 mm

50.2 in / 1276 mm

61.3 in / 1556 mm

60.5 in / 1537 mm

3,540 lbs / 1605 kg


155 hp / 270 lb/ft net

175 hp / 320 lb/ft net

225 hp / 325 lb/ft net

 250 hp / 370 lb/ft net

  290 hp / 390 lb/ft net


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TRANS AM & FIREBIRD RESTORATION 1970-1981


PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1967-2000


PONTIAC FIREBIRD V8 1970-1981, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL


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PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1982-1992, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL


THE FABULOUS FIREBIRD


DEFINITIVE FIREBIRD & TRANS AM GUIDE 1967-1969


STANDARD CATALOG OF FIREBIRD 1967-2002


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FIREBIRD/CAMARO 1993-2002, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL


PONTIAC FIREBIRD ANTHOLOGY 1967-2002


ORIGINAL FIREBIRD & TRANS AM RESTORERS GUIDE 1967-2002


FIREBIRD 1967-1981, CHILTON’S REPAIR MANUAL


PONTIAC FIREBIRD: TOP AMERICAN CARS OF ALL TIME, Kindle


PONTIAC FIREBIRD ADS: 1967-2002


ILLUSTRATED FIREBIRD BUYERS GUIDE


FIREBIRD! AMERICA’S PREMIER PERFORMANCE CAR


FIREBIRD & TRANS AM 1970-1981, CLYMER’S REPAIR MANUAL


FIREBIRD & TRANS AM 1969-1999 PHOTO ALBUM


FIREBIRD 1982-1992, HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL





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