1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula
My 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula. The '73 ford Mustang sitting next to it belongs to my Dad.

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This page is a listing of information that I have found about the 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula.

1972 - 80 V.I.N. Break-down

1st digit: GM line number:
Pontiac = 2

2nd digit: Series number:
U = Formula

3rd and 4th digits: Body type number:
87 = Sport Coupe

5th digit: Engine code:
U = 305 c.i.d, 2-bbl V8 (1978)

6th digit: Last digit of model year:
8 = 1978

7th digit: Assembly plant location:
L = Van Nuys, California

8th through 13th digits: Sequential production
number starting with 500001 for 1972 models
and 100001 for 1973-80 models

The Formula Source
This is a great resource for 2nd through 4th generation Firebirds.
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(unless otherwise specified)

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