Item description for Pontiac Firebird -The Auto-Biography (Car & Motorcycle Marque/Model) by Marc Cranswick...
In definitive detail, the full international story of Pontiac's Firebird coupe & convertible during three decades of production. 2.5 million Firebirds have been sold around the world since 1967! Coverage includes Trans-Am, Esprit, SE, Formula & Trans-Am GT. 192 artpaper pages and over 250 illustrations, mostly in color.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.92" Width: 8.5" Height: 1.02" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 21, 2003
Publisher Veloce Publishing
ISBN 190370667X ISBN13 9781903706671
Reviews - What do customers think about Pontiac Firebird -The Auto-Biography (Car & Motorcycle Marque/Model)?
A must Have for Firebird history buffs Mar 9, 2006
Many books offer so little information when dealing with the 3rd generation Firbird. What I like about this book is it not only covered the Firbird line, it pulled from other GM lines like Corvette, Fiero and Buick Gran National. When a reference was made about another car, he would share some good info about that car as well, taking up a couple of pages in some instances.
The Pictures of the cars are not the most "Stock" appearing models, however Cranswick uses the full range of the firebird line to make the book very entertaining.
A must have.
Pontiac's Firechicken Mar 21, 2005
Even though there is a 455 HO Trans Am on the cover, there are good pics of late model LT1, LS1 Formulas & T/As. The gas guzzling 400/455 powered models are the ones I like the most, and are well covered. Finally got a copy after seeing it recommended in Car & Driver, good value on this site.
Great for hardcore fans May 3, 2004
This is a fun book with some great lines like "Fast cars didn't die out in 1973, they just started wearing the 'Screamin Chicken' on their hoods!" I had a slight problem following the musclecar/GM terminology or shorthand in the detailed sections, and the author really favors domestic car design. Domestic V8 supporters will be pleased.
Corvette treatment for Firebird Feb 19, 2004
I will go with what the others have said and add that this Firebird book shows the kind of treatment normally given to the mighty Corvette super car. The quality of the binding, paper is higher than you would normally get in a Firebird/Trans Am book. IMO this is the closest you are going to get to the Firebird equivalent of the Corvette Fifty Years book.
One of the best Feb 4, 2004
I first heard about this book in Smoke Signals early last year. There was a small description saying it would be out later in the year. It had slipped my mind until I was checking through this site for Pontiac listings and came across it once again. It's heartening to see such a fine book on the Firebird that really is new. It isn't a rehashed version of an earlier edition, and you get to see new pictures of these great cars. The factual detail in matters such as SLP/Firehawk and 20th Ann TT/A shows that great care has been taken. Probably the best Firebird book since Michael Lamm's "The Fabulous Firebird" and certainly one of the better muscle car books around.