From 1967 via 2002, the Pontiac Department provided the Firebird, close brother or sister to the Chevrolet Camaro. By the third generation, which debuted for the 1982 version year, it ended up being harder to inform both F-body automobiles apart at a look as well as the Pontiac-exclusive engines of the earlier years went away, yet the Firebird still preserved its very own character as well as its very own setting in the GM advertising and marketing power structure. I still find the occasional 1982-1992 Camaro as I search car graveyards for interesting stuff, yet the equivalent Firebirds have actually come to be limited recently. Below’s a base-engine-equipped ’87, its Bright Red paint (yes, that was the main name for the shade) discolored by the Colorado sunlight as it waits for the crusher.
Firebird consumers had their choice of three engines in 1987: A 5.7-liter Chevy V8 (210 hp), a 5.0-liter Chevy V8 (205 hp) as well as the very same 2.8-liter 60 ° V6 that entered into the Fiero as well as many front-drive GM sedans (135 hp). This auto has the base engine. The third-gen F-body really did not evaluate much (3,105 extra pounds for the ’87 with six-banger, concerning what a 2020 Corolla evaluates), so 135 steeds was bearable.
A lot of these automobiles obtained T-5 5-speed hand-operated transmissions, yet this obtained the two-pedal configuration.
Camaro wheels, certainly.
Our Friend the Carburetor really did not vanish from brand-new automobiles up until the very early 1990 s in the USA, though digital gas shot had actually come to be really widespread by1987 Still, GM considered this auto’s EFI worth a door-handle boast.
It’s unworthy sprucing up a mashed six-cylinder third-gen Firebird, so we can see the path this auto required to its last garage.
When you will be defeated to a pulp by catcalling, Olds-driving punks, go to the Firebird!
A lot huge hair in these late-1980 s Pontiac advertisements!