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firebirdparts

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1978 Selling Facts
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:03:28 AM »
I scanned this a while back.





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1977 Y82 4-speed (red interior)
1978 Skybird 350
1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC/SE (red)
1970 Datsun Pickup
1953 Chevy pickup (converted 4x4)
1988 T-bird Turbo Coupe

firebirdparts

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Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 07:04:55 AM »


I want to be like Paul Kenny when I grow up
Joe Bays
1977 Y82 4-speed (red interior)
1978 Skybird 350
1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC/SE (red)
1970 Datsun Pickup
1953 Chevy pickup (converted 4x4)
1988 T-bird Turbo Coupe

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Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 01:32:43 AM »
Pretty cool info!
Jim
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1972 LeMans Convertible
1977 Trans Am
1972 Firebird
1971 Firebird
1970 Firebird
1977 MGB  Roadster Convertible

firebirdparts

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Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 06:33:49 AM »
Sure.  I think I have a 77 but I hadn't scanned it.

Some highlights here in October, for me, are that Y82 and Y84 are both offered.  Fisher T-tops are also offered at the same price as the Hursts.  Presumably if you ordered that they would have either made you wait or changed your order.  The history there is that Fisher t-tops were delayed and this in turn delayed the Y88.  There are car distribution bulletins about that.  I don't have any car distribution bulletins saying "hey this is all coming back later this year" but the sales information seems to have taken the optimistic view.

The console was standard equipment on the Formula and Trans Am.  If you dig in deeper you will find they weren't doing column shifters, and so it was  required option for automatics.  You could still get an Esprit 4-speed with no console at that time and also in 1979.

always fun to see what they prohibited with the V6.

This is where I found out that Hurst t-tops were prohibited on the 1978 skybird, but i doubt anybody cares about that but me.
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I want to be like Paul Kenny when I grow up
Joe Bays
1977 Y82 4-speed (red interior)
1978 Skybird 350
1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC/SE (red)
1970 Datsun Pickup
1953 Chevy pickup (converted 4x4)
1988 T-bird Turbo Coupe

Maxthe222

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Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 04:48:29 AM »
Thought I might ask, did you have this for a '79? A member once told me they had an excel spreadsheet of a breakdown on all the total production numbers for the '79 year.
1979 T/A Y84 WS6
1979 F/A W72 WS6
1971 Formula ???

Re: 1978 Selling Facts
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firebirdparts

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Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 08:06:52 AM »
The reason I was prompted to post it was that the 79 was posted in an article by Hemmings.  There is a link here:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=80937.0
I want to be like Paul Kenny when I grow up
Joe Bays
1977 Y82 4-speed (red interior)
1978 Skybird 350
1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC/SE (red)
1970 Datsun Pickup
1953 Chevy pickup (converted 4x4)
1988 T-bird Turbo Coupe

Maxthe222

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Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 03:28:45 PM »
That's where I saw it! I was trying to find that link again thanks
1979 T/A Y84 WS6
1979 F/A W72 WS6
1971 Formula ???

Re: 1978 Selling Facts
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 03:28:45 PM »
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