Introduction

Standard equipment on the base Firebirds included the following:

Style changes included the following:

Firebird lettering and engine badges appeared behind front wheel cutouts.

FIREBIRD ESPRIT

The Esprit was outwardly identified by the following:

Standard equipment on the Firebird Esprit included the following:

FIREBIRD FORMULA 400

Standard equipment on the Firebird Formula 400 included the following:

External distinctions included extra-long twin hood scoops and Formula 400 nameplate.

TRANS AM

Standard equipment on the Trans Am included the following:

Standard engine:

Optional engine:

Trans Ams had white or blue finish with contrasting racing stripes

I.D. NUMBERS

VIN Location Left front door post
Position Character Description
12General Motors: Pontiac Division
2 & 323body series: Firebird
4 & 567convertible
37hardtop
601970
7VAssembled in Lordstown, Ohio
8 to 13100001 and upproduction sequence

IDENTIFICATION

Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
223223872-door Hardtop Base Firebird
hardtop
4$2875314018,874
224224872-door Hardtop Esprit
esprit
4$3241343518,961
226226872-door Hardtop Formula 400
formula
4$337034707,708
228228872-door Hardtop Trans Am
Trans Am
5$430535503,196

ENGINE

FEATURE Base 6 Sprint 6 Tempest 8 GTO 8 HO 8
ConfigurationInlineInlineVeeVeeVee
CylindersSixSix888
ValvesOverheadOverheadOverheadOverheadOverhead
CamshaftOverheadOverheadPushrodPushrodPushrod
BlockCast IronCast IronCast IronCast IronCast Iron
Displacement250 cid250 cid350 cid350 cid400 cid
Bore & Stroke3.875"x3.531"3.875"x3.531"3.875"x3.75"3.875"x3.75"4.125"x3.746"
Compression Ratio10.5:110.5:19.2:110.5:110.75:1
Brake HP175 @ 4800 rpm215 @ 4800 rpm265 @ 4600 rpm320 @ 5100 rpm330 @ 4800 rpm
Main bearings   55
Valve LiftersHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulic
CarburetorRochester
one-barrel
Rochester
four-barrel
Rochester
model 7028071
two-barrel
Rochesterfour-barrelRochester four-barrel

TRANSMISSION

Two-speed automatic$195
Heavy-duty three-speed manual with floor shift$84

CHASSIS

Wheelbase Overall length Front tread Rear tread
108 in. 191.6 in. 60 in. 60 in.

FIREBIRD RPO PACKAGES

Firebird 350 Package
  • Three-speed manual transmission with coumn shift
  • F70 x 14 tires
  • 350-cid V-8 with 9.2:1 compression
  • Rochester two-barrel carburetor
  • 265 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Price: $106 over the base model
Firebird 350 Package
  • Three-speed manual transmission with column shift
  • Dual exhausts
  • H.O. side stripes
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Four F70 x 14 tires
  • 350-cid V8 with 10.5:1 compression
  • Rochesteer four-barrel carburetor
  • 320 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Price: $181 over the base model
Firebird 400 Package
  • Three-speed manual transmission with floor shift
  • Chrome air cleaner
  • Chrome rocker covers
  • chrome oil cap
  • Sports type springs and shock absorbers
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Dual exhausts
  • Hood emblem and dual scoop hood
  • F70 x 14 red line or white sidewall tires
  • "Power Flex" variable pitch cooling fan
  • 400-cid V8 with 10.75:1 compression
  • Rochester four-barrel carburetor
  • 330 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Price: $351 over the base model when included with the 3-speed manual transmission
  • Price: $435 over the base model when included with the four-speed manual transmission
Firebird Ram Air 400 Package
  • Three-speed manual transmission with floor shift
  • Chrome air cleaner
  • Chrome rocker covers
  • chrome oil cap
  • De-clutching fan
  • Sports type springs and shock absorbers
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Dual exhausts
  • Hood emblem and dual functional scoop hood
  • F70 x 14 red line or white sidewall tires
  • "Power Flex" variable pitch cooling fan
  • 400-cid V8 with 10.75:1 compression
  • Rochester four-barrel carburetor
  • 335 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Price: $616 over the base model

OPTIONS

Custom air conditioner$360
Custom carpets$19
Console$51 - $68
Cruise control$53
Front disc brakes$63
Auxiliary gauge cluster$32
Rally gauge cluster$51
Rally gauge cluster with tachometer$84
Tinted windows$35
Tinted windshield$26
Right reclining bucket seat head restraint$84
Dual horns$4
Four-way power seat$70
Power brakes$42
Power steering$69
Left four-way power bucket seat$70
AM/FM radio$134
Rally stripes except 350 H.O.$15
Safeguard speedometer$16
Adjustable front and rear shokes$42
Hood mounted tachometer$63
Cordova top$84 - $95
Wire wheel discs$53 - $74
Rally I wheels$40 - $61
Rally II wheels$56 - $72

PERFORMANCE

MODEL 0-to-60 MPH QUARTER MILE
335-hp Firebird 4006.4 seconds14.9 seconds

HISTORICAL NOTES

1970 Firebird Notes

1970 FIREBIRD PHOTOS

1970 Firebird
1970 Firebird
1970 Firebird Formula 400
1970 Firebird Formula
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am
1970 Firebird Transam
1970 Firebird Trans Am