The second generation Firebird entered the market in 1970, with up to 200,000 units a year produced during its 11 year life-cycle.
Apart from numerous special editions, the Firebird was available in four levels of trim, the pinnacle being the 'Trans Am' option, with inspiration drawn from the American racing series of the same name.
Engine options went all the way up to the mighty 455 (a 7.5 litre V8), offering around 335 hp and 500 lbft of torque, an extremely low specific output by modern standards. Although the fuel crisis meant these made way to smaller, more efficient engines in the mid 1970s.
The Firebird was famous for appearances in films such as 'Smokey and the Bandit', TVs 'The Rockford Files' and as the official pace car for the Indy 500 in 1980. Production ended in 1981, making way for the new, leaner, more efficient 3rd Gen.
Examples can be bought for anything from $5k to $100k, depending on spec and condition.