Introduction

Four models of the Firebird were available:

BASE FIREBIRD

  • New shovel-nosed Endura front end
  • New horizontal slotted taillight
  • Lowered rear fender line
  • Twin horizontal rectangular grille inserts with vertical blades
  • Ashtray lamps
  • Nylon carpeting
  • High/low ventilation
  • Standard engine was 250 cid 6-cyl
  • Endura styling
  • Radio antenna in the windshield glass
  • Deluxe two-spoke steering wheel
  • Single buckle seat and shoulder belt arrangement
  • Narrow rocker panel moldings
  • E78-14 tires
  • Optional engine was 155 hp 350 cid V-8

FIREBIRD ESPRIT

  • Identified by a model badge on the rear roof pillar
  • Custom cushion steering wheel
  • Custom interior package
  • Body-color door handle inserts
  • Concealed wipers with articulated left arm
  • Deluxe wheel covers
  • Dual horns
  • Body-color mirrors (both sides)
  • Remote control left mirror
  • Roof drip molding
  • Wheel opening molding
  • Wide body sill molding
  • Window sill and rear hood opening molding
  • Three-speed manual floor shift (with base engine only)
  • Safety belt warning system
  • E78-14 tires
  • Standard engine was 155 hp 350 cid V-8
  • Optional engine was 175 hp 400 cid V-8

FIREBIRD FORMULA

  • All the equipment standard on the Esprit
  • Dual-scoop fiberglass hoods
  • Special heavy-duty suspension
  • Black-textured grilles
  • Dual exhausts
  • F70-14 tires
  • Standard engine was 155 hp 350 cid V-8
  • Optional engine: 175 hp 400 cid V-8
  • Optional engine: 225 hp 400 cid V-8 with dual exhausts
  • Optional engine: 250 hp 455 cid V-8 with dual exhausts
  • Optional engine: 290 hp 455 cid V-8

FIREBIRD TRANS AM

  • Formula steering wheel
  • Rally gauges with clock and dash panel tachometer
  • Swirl grain dash trim
  • Full-width rear deck lid spoiler
  • Power steering
  • Power front disc brakes
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Wheel opening air deflectors (flares)
  • Front fender air extractors
  • Dual exhausts with chrome extensions
  • Rally II wheels with trim rings
  • Special heavy-duty suspension
  • Four-speed manual transmission (or M40 Turbo-Hydra-Matic)
  • Dual outside racing mirrors
  • F60-15 wheel-lettered tires
  • Standard engine was 225 hp 400 cid V-8
  • Optional engine: 250 hp 455 cid V-8
  • Optional engine: 290 hp 455 cid V-8 which was called the LS2 option

I.D. NUMBERS

VIN Location On top of dash at left, viewable through windshield
Position Character Description
12General Motors: Pontiac Division
2SBasic Firebird
TFirebird Esprit
UFirebird Formula
VTrans Am
3 & 487hardtop coupe
5_Engine code (see listing in engine section)
64Year: 1974
7_Assembly plant
8 to 13100001 and upproduction sequence

IDENTIFICATION

Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
2FSS872-door Hardtop Base Firebird - 6 cyl4$33353283 26,372
both 6 & V8
2FSS872-door Hardtop Base Firebird - V84$34603504
2FTT872-door Hardtop Esprit4$3687354022,583
2FUU872-door Hardtop Formula4$3659354814,510
2FVV872-door Hardtop Trans Am4$4446365510,255

ENGINE

MODEL CodeTypeDisplacementCarbCompressionNet HP
Base Firebird (std)D6-cyl250 cid1-V8.2:1100 @ 3600 rpm
Base Firebird (opt)MV-8350 cid2-V7.6:1155 @ 4000 rpm
Esprit (std)MV-8350 cid2-V7.6:1155 @ 4000 rpm
Esprit (opt)RV-8400 cid2-V7.6:1175 @ 3600 rpm
Formula (std)MV-8350 cid2-V7.6:1155 @ 4000 rpm
Formula (opt)RV-8400 cid2-V7.6:1175 @ 3600 rpm
Formula (opt)TV-8400 cid4-V8.0:1255 @ 4000 rpm
Formula (opt)YV-8455 cid4-V8.0:1250 @ 4000 rpm
Formula (opt)X (LS2)V-8455 cid4-V8.4:1290 @ 4000 rpm
Trans Am (std)TV-8400 cid4-V8.0:1255 @ 4000 rpm
Trans Am (opt)YV-8455 cid4-V8.0:1250 @ 4000 rpm
Trans Am (opt)X (LS2)V-8455 cid4-V8.4:1290 @ 4000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

3-speed manual
4-speed manual
M38 Turbo-Hydra-Matic
M40 Turbo-Hydra-Matic

CHASSIS

Wheelbase Overall length Front tread Rear tread
108 in. 196 in. 60 in. 60 in.

OPTIONS

Air Conditioning$412
Clock and Rally gauge cluster$29 to $49
Clock, Tachometer, and Rally gauge cluster$51 to $100
Rear seat console$26
Front seat console$58
Cruise control$69 to $70
Rear window defogger$33 to $38
Trans Am hood decals$55
Formula RAM AIR hood$56
Radial tuned suspension with FR78-14 whitewall tires (Firebird)$107 to $145
Radial tuned suspension with FR78-14 whitewall tires (Formula)$24 to $36
Custom finned wheel covers$24 to $50
Honeycomb wheels$54 to $123
Rally II rims$37 to $87
Firebird Four-speed transmission$207
Turbo-Hydra-Matic$221
M40 Turbo-Hydra-Matic (Esprit & Formula)$242
M40 Turbo-Hydra-Matic (Trans Am)n/c

HISTORICAL NOTES

1974 Firebird Notes

1974 FIREBIRD PHOTOS

1974 Firebird Formula
1974 Firebird Formula
1974 Trans Am
1974 Firebird Trans Am
1974 Trans Am
1974 Firebird Trans Am
1974 Trans Am
1974 Firebird Trans Am
1974 Trans Am
1974 Firebird Trans Am
1974 Trans Am
1974 Firebird Trans Am
1974 Trans Am
1974 Firebird Trans Am

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