Introduction

I.D. NUMBERS

Pontiac introduced its new 17-symbol Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
It was located on the upper left surface of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield
PositionCharacterDescription
1st1US built
2ndGGeneral Motors product
3rd2Pontiac Motor Division vehicle
4thAManual seatbelts
5thSFirebird
XSE
WTrans Am
6th & 7th87Body style number: two-door plainback special coupe
8th*Engine type where * is replaced by the following
  • R = 151-cid 4, 90-hp
  • 2 = 151-cid 4, 90-hp
  • X = 173-cid V6, 112-hp
  • 1 = 173-cid V6, 112-hp
  • H = 305-cid V8, 145-hp
  • 7 = 305-cid V8, 165-hp
9th?A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10thCThe model year where C = 1982
11th_Manufacturing plant code
12th to 17th100001 and upProduction sequence serial number

IDENTIFICATION

Model NumberStyle NumberBody TypeSeatingFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
2FS872-door Hardtop Base Firebird - Four4$7996 41,863
both 4 & V8
2FS872-door Hardtop Base Firebird - V64$8121 
2FX872-door Hardtop SE - V64$9624 21,719
2FX872-door Hardtop SE - V84$9819 
2FW872-door Hardtop Trans Am - V84$9658 52,960

ENGINE

VIN CodeR or 2X or 1H (Chev)7
CylindersFour (inline)60° V-690° V-890° V-8
ValvingOverhead valveOverhead valveOverhead valveOverhead valve
BlockCast-ironCast-ironCast-ironCast-iron
HeadCast-ironAluminumCast-ironCast-iron
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.00 in.3.50 x 3.00 in.3.74 x 3.48 in.4.00 x 3.00 in.
Displacement151 cid (2.5 liters)173 cid (2.8 liters)305 cid (5.0 liters)305 cid (5.0 liters)
Compression ratio8.2 : 18.5 : 18.6 : 19.5 : 1
Brake H.P.90 @ 4000 rpm105 @ 4800145 @ 4000 rpm165 @ 4200 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)134 @ 2400 rpm142 @ 2400 rpm240 @ 2000 rpm240 @ 2400 rpm
Main bearingsFiveFourFiveFive
Valve liftersHydraulic
CarburetorThrottle-body fuel injection2-barrel Rochester E2SE4-barrel Rochester E4METhrottle-body fuel Injection

TRANSMISSION

Four-speed TransmissionStandard
Three-speed Turbo-Hydra-MaticOptional
Final drive ratio with V-63.23 : 1
Final drive ratio with V-83.23 : 1

CHASSIS

FEATUREFirebirdSETrans Am
Wheelbase101.0 in.101.0 in.101.0 in.
Overall length189.8 in.189.8 in.189.8 in.
Height49.8 in.49.849.8
Width72.072.072.0
Front tread60.760.760.7
Rear tread60.660.660.6
TiresP195/75R14 GBR BSWP205/70R14 SBR BSWP205/70R14 SBR BSW
SteeringRecirculating ball
Front suspensionModified MacPherson struts with coil springs between lower control arm and X-member
Rear suspensionTorque arm/track bar with coil springsTorque arm/track bar with coil springs and anti-sway bar
BrakesFront disc, rear drums
IgnitionElectronic
Body constructionUnit
Fuel tank16 gal

OPTIONS

151-cid four (Firebird SE)$125 credit
173-cid V-6 (Firebird)$125
305-cid four-barrel V-8 (Firebird)$295
305-cid four-barrel V-8 (Firebird SE)$170 - $195
Dual EFI engine package (Trans Am)$899
Turbo-Hydra-Matic (Firebird)$396
Turbo-Hydra-Matic (Trans Am)$72
Limited-slip differential$76
Power four-wheel disc brakes (Firebird)$255
Power four-wheel disc brakes (in performance package)N/C
Heavy-duty radiator$40
Heavy-duty battery$22 - $25
Heavy-duty alternator$51
Engine block heater$17 - $18
California emissions$65
Trans Am Recaro option$2486 - $2968
Special performance package (SE and Trans Am)$387 - $417
Firebird custom exterior$73 - $134
Firebird luxury trim$299 - $844
Air conditioning$595 - $675
Cruise control$145 - $165
Power windows$152 - $235
Hatchback roof$790 - $826

HISTORICAL NOTES

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