1969 Pontiac Firebird
Car for sale by PJ's Auto World in Clearwater, Florida 33755
Burt Reynolds may have been the star, but it was the black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that stole the show. There's nothing like seeing that Starlight Black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am emerge from the back of the Bandit's truck.
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
Classic Car Overview
The first generation Firebird had characteristic Coke bottle styling shared with its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Announcing a Pontiac styling trend, the Firebirds bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end, giving it a more streamlined look than the Camaro. The Firebirds rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the 1966 1967 Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible were offered through the 1969 model year.
The 1969 model received a major facelift with a new front end design but unlike the GTO, it did not have the Endura bumper. The instrument panel and steering wheel were revised. The ignition switch was moved from the dashboard to the steering column with the introduction of GMs new locking ignition switch/steering wheel.
Classic Car ID101129491
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