www.AllGenTransAms.com and www.TheTransAmClub.net is a club to serve all year Firebird & Trans Am owners. We are a free club and strive to bring the Trans Am and Firebird a community to network with other owners. You can check out our CLUB MESSAGE BOARD
Our site is devoted to adding content also with technical articles and tech information. You can find many helpful TIPS & TRCIKS here. We have some upcoming articles on “How to replace a heater core” and “repairing a console bin lid” in addition useful information such as “How to redye (Paint) your interior.”
Our Firebird & Trans Am Production Information Section is designed to assist you in finding out more about your car. With useful tools such as a V.I.N Decoder and Trim Tag Decoder you will be able to find out if you have that rare 1979 Special Edition trans Am, or Super rare true 1973 Super Duty. Our goal is to be informative and also a great place to meet other Trans Am and Firebird owners.
All Gen Trans Ams & The Trans Am Club is here to be a resource with pictures and images the Trans Am and Firebird. You will find Stock Trans Am Pictures and also Custom Am Pictures.
A Brief History
The GM designated "F-Body" brought the first Firebird in 1967 off the production line. The Trans Am would begin in 1969 as an upgrade to the base Firebird line. The Firebird and Trans Am would have a production run of 35 years. During that span where would be 4 different generations.
First Generation Firebird / Trans Am
In 1967, 1968, and 1969 these cars would be known for being light and they packed a punch like no other. There is no better equation then sheer power and a light body weight to help propel these nimble cars down the track.
Second Generation Firebird / Trans Am
Including 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 model years the Trans Am truly began to achieve it's own market niche. The 1976 Trans Am Black and Gold Special Edition "L/E" began the "Black and Gold" craze. The release of Smokey and the Bandit in 1977 solidified the Special Edition as the main stay of "cool." Smokey and the Bandit Part 2 would follow and while the 400 power plant would be gone after 1979 the huge hood bird would pick up where performance would drop off.
The late 70's also brought the beginning of a 5 year span in which the Trans Am would be the official Pace Car of either the Indianapolis 500 or NASCAR and the Daytona 500. These rare Special Edition cars VIN coded with an X have become some of the most valuable Trans Am model's to be found today!
Third Generation Firebird / Trans Am
Running through 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, the 3rd gen models would set a new standard for the Firebird and Trans Am models. Some of these changes were good. The GTA & Firehawk upgrades and some rare convertible models would show GM was still devoted to the Trans Am line. 1981 would mark the end of a true Pontiac motor but the introduction of the 5.7 with Tuned Port Injection brought back some of the famous "Pontiac Excitement" General Motors would tout. This however was some of the darker years as GM would offer a 4 cylinder engine in some early third gen models!
Fourth Generation Firebird / Trans Am
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002. These would be GM last stand on the Trans Am and Firebird model line. By 1993 the Trans Am was more then ready for a facelift and redesign. General motors was ready to answer the call! By the later stages of the 4rth generation run the Trans Am would pack a 315 horse power punch, and soon be coupled to a six speed transmission. Living true to it's heritage the Firebird's and Trans Am's would go topless, via the T-top and convertible options.
Style grace and power best describe the fourth generation Fbody line.The T/A body lines popped, and they could scoot right along with the Corvette with just minor power add on's. By 2002 however GM realized the Trans Am would not pass safety crash tests and the last Trans Am would roll off the line in 2002.
Fifth Generation Firebird / Trans Am
As the new Camaro now stomps the streets the Trans Am enthusiasts and Pontiac enthusiasts as a whole sit in limbo. With folks like Kevin Morgan Designs
it will be tough for General Motors forget us. Although the Pontiac Motor Division is now "dead" one would not be surprised to see either a Trans Am option within the Camaro Zeta Platform or to even some companies pursue a "custom" Trans Am make over from the base Camaro line. Time will tell but until then The Trans Am Club and AllGenTransAms will be here serving the Fbody community!