1976 Pontiac Firebird

1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD BACKGROUND
Of course, 1976 was right in the middle of the Dark Ages, as far as performance was concerned. Ever more stringent smog and safety laws, along with unleaded gas was forcing Detroit to drop compression, reduce engine size, and do all sorts of tuning black magic to try to get their cars to comply. It wasn't pretty.
1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CHANGES, UPGRADES & DOWNGRADES
The 1976 Pontiac Firebird was the first to get the new body-colored front and rear bumpers, replacing the metal ones on the 1975-and-earlier models. 1976 was also the first year that Pontiac offered factory T-tops on the Firebird. This was also the final year for the mighty 455 engine option.

1976 Pontiac Firebird PRODUCTION NUMBERS

MODEL               

Base Firebird Coupe

Firebird Esprit

Firebird Formula

Trans Am

PRODUCTION

21,209

22,252

20,613

46,701

PRICE WHEN NEW

$3,906

$4,162

$4,566

NA


1976 Pontiac Firebird SPECIFICATIONS

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

M, H-code 350ci V8 w/1X2bbl

S-code 400ci V8 w/1X4bbl

W-code 455ci V8 w/1X4bbl

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


160 hp / 270 lb/ft net

185 hp / 320 lb/ft net

 200 hp / 370 lb/ft net


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STANDARD CATALOG OF FIREBIRD 1967-2002


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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


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