Dream Car Giveaway



  • The sporty F-body Firebird had 17 major changes and engineering highlights for 1988.
  • Base models shared an improved Tuned Port Induction (TPI) system on V-8 engines, which also had new serpentine accessory belt drives.
  • Base model features:
    • standard 15x7 in. deep-dish Hi-Tech Turbo or diamond spoke aluminum wheels
    • a redesigned four-spoke steering wheel
    • an AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and clock
    • Pallex cloth interior trim
    • a new Camel colored interior
    • monotone paint treatments
    • a choice of two new exterior colors (Silver Blue Metallic or Orange Metallic)
  • Formulas had new 16x8 in. Hi-Tech Turbo cast-aluminum wheels and a new 5.0-liter throttle-body-injection (TBI) V-8 engine that was also standard in the Trans Am.
  • All TPI 5.0-liter and 5.7-liter engines now came with full-gauge analog clusters and a 140-mph speedometer.
  • New features for GTA models included:
    • a remote deck lid release
    • a power antenna
    • a right-hand visor-vanity mirror
    • power windows
    • power door locks
    • body side moldings
    • air conditioning
    • tinted glass
    • a lamp group
    • the Pass Key theft deterrent system
    • controlled-cycle wipers
    • a rear window defogger
    • cruise control
    • tilt steering
    • an AM/FM stereo with cassette and graphic equalizer
    • steering wheel-mounted radio controls
    • integral rear seat headrests
    • Metrix cloth interior trim (optional for the Trans Am)
  • In addition, leather-trimmed articulating front bucket seats were a new GTA model option.
  • Base Firebirds featured:
    • a 2.8-liter MFI V-6
    • a center high-mounted stop lamp
    • complete analog instrumentation
    • a full-length console with instrument panel
    • side window defoggers
    • a front air dam
    • the GM Computer Command Control system
    • a hatch "pull-down" feature
    • rectangular-shaped concealed quartz halogen headlights
    • monochromatic paint
    • a UM7 Delco ETR AM/FM stereo
    • cloth reclining front bucket seats
    • a folding rear seat
    • a four-spoke steering wheel
    • a lockable storage compartment
    • P215/65R15 BSW tires
    • a five-speed manual transmission
    • "wet-arm" cast-aluminum wheels
  • Formulas added or substituted:
    • a 5.0-liter EFI V-8
    • a body-color aero rear deck lid spoiler
    • a domed hood
    • Formula graphics
    • 16x8-in. Hi-Tech aluminum wheels
    • the WS6 special performance suspension
    • two-tone paint and striping
  • Trans-Ams added or substituted:
    • a body aero package
    • hood and front fender air extractors
    • hood air louvers
    • fog lamps
    • soft ray tinted glass
    • the Y99 Rally Tuned suspension
  • GTAs added:
    • the 5.7-liter TPI V-8
    • four wheel disc brakes
    • air conditioning
    • cruise control
    • dual power mirrors
    • power articulating front bucket seats
    • power deck lid release
    • power door locks
    • power windows
    • a Delco UT4 ETA "touch control" AM/FM stereo with cassette and anti-theft feature
    • a special performance suspension
    • a leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • steering wheel radio controls
    • P245/50VR16 Goodyear Eagle tires
    • a four-speed automatic transmission
    • 16 x 8-in. gold-colored light-weight diamond-spoke aluminum wheels








1988 Firebird Notes

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