1972 Pontiac Firebird Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1970 - 1981
Price : $2,840-$4,260
Weight : 3565 lbs | 1617.057 kg

Performance

Top Speed : 160 km/h | 99.44 mph

Power

Straight 6
Displacement : 4093 cc | 249.8 cu in. | 4.1 L.
Power : 110 HP (80.96 KW) @ 3800 RPM
Torque :185 Ft-Lbs (251 NM) @ 1600 RPM
Compression : 8.5:1
Valvetrain : 12 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
V 8
Displacement : 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 160 HP (117.76 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Compression : 8.0:1
2 carburetors
V 8 | Dual Exhaust
Displacement : 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 175 HP (128.8 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Compression : 8.0:1
2 carburetors
V 8 | Dual Exhaust
Displacement : 6555 cc | 400.0 cu in. | 6.6 L.
Power : 250 HP (184 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Compression : 8.2:1
4 carburetors
V 8 | Dual Exhaust
Displacement : 7456 cc | 455.0 cu in. | 7.5 L.
Power : 300 HP (220.8 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Compression : 8.4:1
4 carburetors
Transmission:
3 Manual , 4 Manual Close-Ratio , Automatic Hydramatic

Production Figures

Total Pontiac Production for 1972 : 706,978
1972 Pontiac Firebird
Espirit Hardtops : 11,415
Formula Hardtops : 5,249
Hardtops : 12,001
Trans Am HardTops : 1,286

Handling

Recall

Component

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19711001
NHTSA Campaign ID72V076000
NotesPONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 72-C-3.INCORRECT TIRE IDENTIFICATION LABEL AFFIXED TOVEHICLE DURING PRODUCTION.(CORRECT BY INSTALLING PROPER LABEL SHOWING CORRECTTIRE SIZE).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

1972 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $11,800
Avg. Home : $27,550
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.55

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