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Pontiac Firebird

  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird

Capitalizing on the popularity of the 1977 "Batmobile" styling with its quad headlights and aggressive "beak," the 1978 Firebird is one of the most sought after F-Body Firebirds. Beginning in 1978, Pontiac engineers reversed years of declining HP numbers by raising compression in the Pontiac 400 through the installation of different cylinder heads with smaller combustions chambers (from the Pontiac 350). The street ready Formula Firebird saw only 24,346 compared to 93,341 Trans Ams produced, and even lower numbers with the Z-Code 400 CI engine.

This Z-code Formula Firebird is equipped with the L78 YU coded 400 CI V8 engine 3speed Auto, PB, and PS. The Carmine exterior, Carmine interior, and Vinyl bucket seats all match the data plate. This loaded car also has black hood stripes, fog lamps, rear spoiler, dual exhaust, 15 inch Craiger chrome wheels, cross hatch grill, the Formula steering wheel, power windows, power locks, tilt, console, cruise, and AM FM Cassette radio.

Z code VIN


ST 78 2FS87 L246690 BODY


06C C3-199239

74N1 – Carmine Vinyl

77 – Carmine upper

77 – Carmine lower

A51 – bucket seats