1974 Pontiac Trans Am

1974 PONTIAC TRANS AM STYLING
The principal visual change between the looks of the voluptuous 1971-73 Trans Ams was all in the front facia. The rest of the car was more or less left alone, but the entire plastic front 'nose cone' was changed out in deference to new crash safety standards. In the place of that lovely face of the early 2nd-gen cars was a boxy, angular snout that some characterized as a 'cattle catcher' (referring to the sloped front end of old-style steam locomotives). Beneath that new flexible skin was a whole new front bumper system that would continue to evolve throughout the 2nd-gen F-body's life as federal safety regs continued to tighten. Pontiac did a better job than most of dealing with these oppressive new government interventions. The 1974 Firebird certainly came out better than the 1974 Camaro in the looks department.

1974 Pontiac Trans Am INTERIOR


1974 Pontiac Trans Am PRODUCTION NUMBERS

MODEL                      

Firebird coupe, S87

Firebird Esprit, T87

Formula Firebird, U87

Trans Am, V87

MSRP PRICE

$ 3,460

$ 3,687

$ 3,659

$ 4,446

PRODUCTION

26,372

22,583

14,519

10,255


1974 Pontiac Trans Am SPECIFICATIONS

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

ENGINE OPTIONS

350 V8 w/1-2bbl (M-code)

400 V8 w/1-2bbl (R-code)

400 V8 w/1-4bbl (T-code)

455 V8 w/1-4bbl (Y-code)

455SD V8 w/1X4bbl (X-code)

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

3,655 lbs / 1658 kg

HORSEPOWER OUTPUT

 155 hp net @ 4000 rpm

 175 hp net @ 3600 rpm

225 hp net @ 4000 rpm

250 hp net @ 4000 rpm

290 hp net @ 4000 rpm








COMPRESSION RATIO

7.6:1

7.6:1

8.0:1

8.0:1

8.4:1


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