The Exclusive Trans Am Hood Bird Identifier

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The Illustrated Pontiac Trans Am Factory Hood Bird Pages

by TACHREV.com


Hood Bird Designs

Revised - 11.23.04 

1969 Dual Strip "Pre-Hood Bird" style1969 Pre-Hood Bird style

Lucerne Blue Center Stripe & Bird Cameo White Center Stripe & Bird 1970-1972 style

Brewster Green Small Hood Bird Red Small Hood Bird White Small Hood Bird 1973-1974 optional small style

1973-1978 standard Hood Bird 1973-1978 standard full size style

1979-1981 style Hood Bird 1979-1981 style

1980 Turbo TA 1980 Turbo style

1981 Tubo T/A Style 1981 Turbo style

15th Anniversary TA DX-1 small strobe 1984-1985 optional DX-1 small 'strobe' style

1987-1989 Outline Hood Bird 1987-1989 optional large style

1999 30th Anniversary Dual Hood Birds 1999 30th Anniversary Dual Hood Birds

2002 35th Anniversary Dual Hood Birds 2002 35th Anniversary Dual Hood Birds


TACHREV.COM WebMaster note: As with all options, the following hood bird guide is to be used just as that - as a guide. Although this is the "factory authorized" hood bird color guide we in the Trans Am hobby have all witnessed original non-restored Trans Ams with hood bird/decal color & paint color combinations differing from those listed on this page. Some vehicles were special ordered and factory equipped with other decal color combinations than shown below. This listing is for the original equipment (OEM) GM hood birds only and does not include the multi-piece, non-factory special edition, hood birds that are sold in the aftermarket. When necessary, I have substituted other year noses/hood bird photos until that specific color combination is available to me in the exact year to photograph and update this page. I have attempted not to switch the hood-bird styles when that specific body color & hood bird style and color combination is not available. There are many aftermarket hood birds that upon close inspection are not the same design as the OEM hood birds and were NEVER offered by Pontiac on the Trans Am.

Ex: 1973-78 hood bird head facing the wrong direction, etc. The correct direction is: beak & mouth flame towards drivers side front fender. Exception to the rule: The 1978 Y-88 Gold Special Edition Trans Am utilized the 1979 Y-84 Black Special Edition hood bird; it's beak & mouth flame are towards the passenger side front fender and has a much broader wing fan.


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Trans Am Hood Bird Identifier


1973


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

48 Brewster Green Black Center with Green / Dark. Green

75 Buccaneer Red Black Center with Orange / Dark. Orange

 


1974


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

29 Admiralty Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

75 Buccaneer Red Black Center with Orange / Dark. Orange

 


1975


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

13 Sterling Silver Black Center with Red / Charcoal

29 Stellar Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

75 Buccaneer Red Black Center with Orange / Dark. Orange

 


1976


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

13 Sterling Silver Black Center with Red / Charcoal

19 Starlight Black L.E. Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

36 Firethorn Red Black Center with Orange / Dark. Orange

51 Goldenrod Yellow Black Center with Gold / Orange

78 Carousel Red Black Center with Orange / Dark. Orange

 


1977


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Red / Charcoal

13 Sterling Silver Black Center with Red / Charcoal

19 Starlight Black Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

51 Goldenrod Yellow Black Center with Gold / Orange

69 Brentwood Brown Black Center with Gold / Orange

75 Buccaneer Red Black Center with Gold / Orange

 


1978


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Red / Charcoal

15 Platinum Black Center with Red / Charcoal

19 Starlight Black Black Center with Gold / Orange

19 Starlight Black S.E. Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

24 Martinique Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

50 Solar Gold S.E. Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

51 Sundance Yellow Black Center with Gold / Orange

69 Chesterfield Brown Black Center with Gold / Orange

75 Mayan Red Black Center with Gold / Orange

 


1979


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Red / Charcoal

15 Platinum Blue Center with Blue / Dark Blue

15 Platinum Red Center with Red / Dark Red

19 Starlight Black Black Center with Gold / Orange

19 Starlight Black S.E. Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

24 Atlantis Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

29 Nocturne Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

50 Solar Gold Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

51 Sundance Yellow Black Center with Gold / Bronze

69 Heritage Brown Black Center with Gold / Bronze

75 Mayan Red Black Center with Red / Charcoal

 


1980


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Black Center with Red / Charcoal

15 Platinum / Silver Black Center with Red / Charcoal

19 Starlight Black Black Center with Gold / Orange

19 Starlight Black S.E. Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

24 Tahoe Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

29 Nightwatch Blue Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

51 Tahitian Yellow Black Center with Gold / Orange

57 Solar Gold Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

69 Heritage Brown Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

76 Montreux Maroon Black Center with Red / Charcoal

79 Carousel Red Black Center with Gold / Orange

80 Fiero Bronze / Rust Black Center with Gold / Orange

84 Ontario Gray Black Center with Red / Charcoal

 


1981


Code (Body Color) Hood Bird Colors


11 Cameo White Blue Center

16 Silver Metallic Black Center with Red / Charcoal

19 Starlight Black Black Center with Gold / Orange

1981 Turbo Bandit Hood Bird 19 Starlight Black S.E. Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold New!

20 Bright Blue Metallic Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

21 Light Blue Metallic Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

29 Dark Blue Metallic Black Center with Blue / Dark. Blue

54 Gold Metallic Black Center with Gold / Matte Gold

56 Yellow Black Center with Gold / Orange

1981 Turbo TA Orange T/A with Maroon & Orange Hood Bird 57 Orange Metallic Maroon Center with Gold / Orange

67 Dark Brown Metallic Black Center with Gold / Orange

Mike Leggios 81 Turbo T/A  pg 275 Cameo White Red Center New!

77 Dark. Maroon Metallic Black Center with Red / Charcoal

84 Dark. Charcoal Black Center with Red / Charcoal

 

Above hood bird partial text data content courtesy of Ken Carothers

(edited by TACHREV.COM WebMaster for use on this WebPage).


Non-Standard Hood Bird Designs and Color Combinations

& "TUNER" - Firebird T/A Hood Designs


1973-1981 full size non-original style three piece 1973-1981 full size non-original style three piece

Fire Am Hood Bird 1978-1979 full size style Herb Adams Fire Am New!

John Lingenfelter Hurst Gold Accents T/A 1996-1997 full size John Lingenfelter Hurst Gold Accents T/A

1996-97 Macho Hood Bird 1996-1997 full size style DKM Macho

1998-99 Macho Hood Bird 1998-1999 full size style DKM Macho

Troy  Craythorn's 10th Anniversary Firehawk X-Men Edition 10th Anniversary Firehawk X-Men Edition T/A #1 New!


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