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1974

Some changes in the nose, tail lights and rear window of the car.

Production Numbers

Model: Firebird V-6
Manual: **
Automatic: **
Total: 7,063

Model: Firebird V-8
Manual: **
Automatic: **
Total: 18,769

Model: Esprit
Manual: **
Automatic: **
Total: 22,583

Model: Formula 350/400/455
Manual: **
Automatic: **
Total: 14,461

Model: Formula SD455
Manual: **
Automatic: **
Total: 58

Model: Trans Am 400
Manual: 1,750
Automatic: 2,914
Total: 4,664

Model: Trans Am 455
Manual: 0
Automatic: 4,648
Total: 4,648

Model: Trans Am SD455
Manual: 212
Automatic: 731
Total: 943

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Cowl Tag

ST - Style

74 - Model Year


2 - Division number
2 - Pontiac

F - Body Type
F - Firebird

S - Series
S - Firebird
T - Esprit
U - Formula
V - Trans Am

87 - Body Style

N - Assembly Plant
N - Norwood, OH
L - Van Nuys, CA

083422 - Fisher Body Unit Number

BDY - Body

TR - Trim

592 - Interior Trim Code
731 Saddle Vinyl (standard)
831 Saddle Vinyl (deluxe)
931 Saddle Cloth (deluxe)
761 Black Vinyl (standard
861 Black Vinyl (deluxe)
961 Black Vinyl Cloth (deluxe)
811 Blue Vinyl
721 White Vinyl (standard)
921 White Vinyl (deluxe)
941 Green Vinyl
901 Red Vinyl (standard)
Interior Mix Colors:
811 Blue/White
901 Red/White
941 Green/White
761 Black/White
961 Black/White
901 Red/Black
721 White/Blue (green, red)
921 White/Blue (green, red)
861 Black/Red
961 Black/Red

A51 - Bucket Seats

75 - Lower Body Paint Code
11 Cameo White
26 Regatta Blue
20 Admiralty Blue
36 Gulfmist Aqua
40 Fernmist Green
46 Limefire Green
49 Pinehurst Green
50 Carmel Beige
51 Sunstorm Yellow
53 Denver Gold
55 Colonial Gold
59 Crestwood Brown
64 Ascot Silver

66 Fire Coral Bronze
74 Honduras Marron
75 Buccaneer Red

75 - Upper Body Paint Code
11 Cameo White
26 Regatta Blue
20 Admiralty Blue
36 Gulfmist Aqua
40 Fernmist Green
46 Limefire Green
49 Pinehurst Green
50 Carmel Beige
51 Sunstorm Yellow
53 Denver Gold
55 Colonial Gold
59 Crestwood Brown
64 Ascot Silver
66 Fire Coral Bronze
74 Honduras Marron
75 Buccaneer Red

PNT - Paint

Viny Top Colors:
2 Black
3 Beige
4 Russet
5 Green
7 Blue

11D - Assembly Date
01 - January
02 - February
03 - March
04 - April
05 - May
06 - June
07 - July
08 - August
09 - September
10 - October
11 - November
12 - December
A - First Week
B - Second Week
C - Third Week
D - Fourth Week
E - Fifth Week

WS4 - Trans Am

RED - Secondary Interior Color (Red)

730221 - Fisher Time Date Code

Now this is just a sample of a 1974 Cowl Tag. Your cowl tag may differ and have some different codes listed on there. For a list of more codes, check out the RPO page.

VIN Number

Example: 2U87T4N100001

1st digit - GM Division
2 = Pontiac

 

2nd digit - Car Line Series
S = Firebird
T = Esprit
U = Formula
V = Trans Am

 

3rd and 4th digit - Body Type
87 = 2 door Sport Coupe

 

5th digit - Engine Code
D = 250 c.i.d, 1-bbl V6 (1972 - 76)
M = 350 c.i.d, 2-bbl V8 (single exhaust) (1972 - 76)
N = 350 c.i.d, 2-bbl V8 (dual exhaust) (1972 - 74)
R = 400 c.i.d, 2-bbl V8 (single exhaust) (1972 -74)
P = 400 c.i.d, 2-bbl V8 (dual exhaust) (1973 -74)
S = 400 c.i.d, 4-bbl V8 (1975 - 76)
T = 400 c.i.d, 4-bbl V8 (dual exhaust) (1972 -74)
X = 455 c.i.d, 4-bbl V8 (Super Duty) (1973 -74)
X = 455 c.i.d, 4-bbl V8 (1973 - 74)
Y = 455 c.i.d, 4-bbl V8 (dual exhaust)

 

6th digit - Model Year
4 = 1974

 

7th digit - Assembly Plant
N = Norwood, Ohio
L = Van Nuys, California

 

Last 6 digits - Production Number
100001/up