Introduction

I.D. NUMBERS

VIN LocationOn top of dash at left, viewable through windshield
PositionCharacterDescription
12General Motors: Pontiac Division
2SBasic Firebird
TFirebird Esprit
VFirebird Formula
WTrans Am
3 & 487hardtop coupe
5Engine code
  • A = 231-cid two-barrel V-6
  • S = 265-cid two-barrel V-8
  • W = 301-cid four-barrel V-8
  • T = 301-cid four-barrel V-8
  • H = 305-cid four-barrel V-8
6AYear: 1980
7_Assembly plant
8 to 13100001 and upproduction sequence

IDENTIFICATION

Model NumberStyle NumberBody TypeSeatingFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
2FS872-door Hardtop Base Firebird - V64$5604326929,811
both 6 & V8
2FS872-door Hardtop Base Firebird - V84$57843342
2FT872-door Hardtop Esprit - V64$5967330417,277
2FT872-door Hardtop Esprit - V84$61473377
2FV872-door Hardtop Formula4$695534109,358
2FW872-door Hardtop Trans Am4$7179342950,898

ENGINE

VIN Code A (Buick) S W E/C T (turbocharged) H (Calif.)
Cylinders90° V-690° V-890° V-890° V-890° V-890° V-8
ValvingOverhead valveOverhead valveOverhead valveOverhead valveOverhead valveOverhead valve
BlockCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-iron
HeadCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-iron
Bore & Stroke3.80 x 3.40 in.3.75 x 3.00 in.4.06 x 3.04 in.4.06 x 3.04 in.4.06 x 3.04 in.3.74 x 3.48
Displacement231 cid (3.8 liters)265 cid (4.3 liters)301 cid (5.0 liters)301 cid (5.0 liters)301 cid (5.0 liters)305 cid (5.0 liters)
Compression ratio8.0 : 18.3 : 18.1 : 18.4 : 17.6 : 18.4 : 1
Brake H.P.110 @ 3800 rpm120 @ 3600140 @ 4000 rpm155 @ 4400 rpm210 @ 4000 rpm150 @ 3800 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)190 @ 1600 rpm210 @ 1600 rpm240 @ 1800 rpm240 @ 2200 rpm345 @ 2000 rpm230 @ 2400 rpm
Main bearingsFourFiveFiveFiveFiveFive
Valve liftersHydraulic
Carburetor2-barrel Rochester M2ME2-barrel Rochester4-barrel Rochester M4MC4-barrel Rochester M4MC4-barrel Rochester M4MC4-barrel Rochester M4MC

TRANSMISSION

Three-speed manual floor shift
Four-speed manual shift
Three-speed automatic

CHASSIS

FEATUREFirebirdEspritFormulaTrans Am
Wheelbase108.2 in.108.2 in.108.2 in.108.2 in.
Overall length196.8 in.196.8 in.196.8 in.196.8 in.
Height49.3 in.49.349.549.5
Width73.073.073.073.0
Front tread60.960.961.361.2
Rear tread60.060.060.460.3
TiresP205/75R15P205/75R15P225/70R15 SBRP225/70R15 SBR
SteeringRecirculating ball
Front suspensioncoil springs with lower trailing links and anti-sway bar
Rear suspensionsemi-elliptic leaf springs with anti-sway bar
BrakesFront disc, rear drumsFront disc, rear disc
IgnitionElectronic
Body constructionUnit with separate partial frame
Fuel tank21 gal

OPTIONS

265-cid two-barrel V-8 (Firebird)$150
301-cid four-barrel V-8 (Firebird)$325
301-cid four-barrel V-8 (Trans Am)$180 credit
E/C 301-cid four-barrel V-8 (Formula)$150
Turbo 301-cid V-8 (Formula)$530
Turbo 301-cid V-8 (Trans Am)$350
305-cid V-8 four-barrel (Firebird)$295
Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission$358
Limited slip differential$81
Power brakes$81
Power four-wheel disc brakes (Formula/Trans Am)$162
Super-cooling radiator (Firebird)$35-$64
Heavy-duty battery$19 - $23
Heavy-duty alternator$15 - $51
Engine block heater$16
Esprit "Yellow Bird" appearance package$505 - $550
Trans Am Special Edition$748
Trans Am Special Edition with hatch roof$1443
Formula appearance package$100
Formula special performance package$281 - $481
Trans Am special performance package$281 - $481
Air conditioning$531 - $647
Cruise control$105 - $116
Hatch roof$695

HISTORICAL NOTES

1980 Firebird Notes

1980 FIREBIRD PHOTOS

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