First designed to rival Ford's popular Mustang, the Firebird quickly became an American success. Its sleek appearance and high-performance engine appealed to buyers looking for the next big thing. The Visual History of Cars: Firebird traces the path of this favorite from birth to its peak in the 1980s. The Firebird's potential was captured in the massively popular Trans Am. Despite a gas shortage and several strikes, Pontiac continued to produce the newer versions of this powerful car every year. With a name picked to represent exotic quality, the Firebird remains one of the country's most beloved automobiles.
by Sarah Ing synopsis