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In the mid-1960s, Ford Motor Company took the automotive world by storm with the release of its new “pony car,” the Ford Mustang. It was the right car for the right time, and it caught General Motors by surprise. One year later, after seeing the Mustang’s enormous sales success, General Motors announced the development of its own pony-car platform, code-named “Panther,” to compete with the tremendously popular Mustang. And what a competition it became. Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds hit the market as 1967 models, and the world clamored for more of these new Mustang killers. These F-Body cars became some of the most popular enthusiast cars of all time. In The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967-1969, Pontiac expert and historian Rocky Rotella examines each production year of the first generation of Firebirds. Production figures, option codes, running changes, model year changes and variances, rarity, collectability, interviews with engineers, and more are thoroughly covered in what is sure to become the ultimate Firebird reference book. Complementing the detail and year-by-year analysis is a combination of archival photography from the launch of these cars and beautiful color photos of original and restored examples. Whether you are into the first generation of F-Body convertibles, Formula 400 performance models, the special overhead cam Sprint 6s, or even the first Trans Ams of 1969, this book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars. • Pontiac Firebirds and Trans Ams are among the most popular muscle cars and pony cars ever manufactured, and have a strong following today • This edition, in the Definitive Guide Series, gives a level of documentation and detail that will make this book the reference source for years to come • Features chronological data on production numbers, options, paint codes, features, rarity, values, and more About the Author Pontiac muscle cars have been the driving passion for James “Rocky” Rotella and his family. He has owned and modified a number of Pontiacs including a 1976 Trans-Am 455 HO. He has contributed scores of articles to High-Performance Pontiac and Smoke Signals. He is also the author of CarTech’s best-selling Pontiac titles, How to Rebuild Pontiac V-8s and How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s.
Author: Rocky Rotella
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 322 b/w and color photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11”