Literature

This page is arranged as a checklist so that you can print it and keep track of what you have.

The list was originally going to cover just the cars from the 50's, 60's, and 70's that came with the Pontiac V8, but I decided to add 3rd gen. Firebirds, Fieros, GM, and a few other things as well. I am staying away from listing factory literature like shop/body manuals and dealer albums, etc. because it is just too vast.

If you have any books that are not on the list please send me information about them. Also, if you have any of the books that I don't, see if you can help me fill in some of the blanks that I have marked with a "?", or correct anything you see wrong.

List compiled by Brad Mollohan, Zilla455@aol.com


Pontiac Firebird Books:

[  ]  1.  Title:  Firebird: A Source Book, 1967-1981
           Author:  Thomas E. Bonsall
           Publisher:  Bookman Publishing, 1981
           ISBN:  0-934780-07-2
           Info:  10"x7", softcover, 144 pages


[  ]  2.  Title:  Trans Am: A Source Book
           Author:  Thomas E. Bonsall
           Publisher:  Bookman Publishing, 1983
           ISBN:  0-934780-23-4
           Info:  10" x 7", softcover, 144 pages, cover price $12.95


[  ]  3.  Title:  Trans Am
           Author:  Richard Carlyon
           Publisher:  Chevprime Limited, 1984. 1989(revised)
           ISBN:  1-85361-111-5
           Info:  12 3/4"x9 1/2", hardcover, 121 pages, cover price: $12.95


[  ]  4.  Title:  Catalog of Firebird ID Numbers 1967-93
           Author:  Cars and Parts Magazine
           Publisher:  Amos Press Inc., 1995
           ISBN:  1-880524-16-3
           Info:  10 3/4"x8", softcover, 203 pages


[  ]  5.  Title:  Pontiac Firebird: 1967-1973
           Author:  R.M. Clarke
           Publisher:  Brookland Books, 1980
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?


[  ]  6.  Title:  Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1973-1981
           Author:  R.M. Clarke
           Publisher:  Brookland Books, 19??
           ISBN:  1-870642-295
           Info:  10 3/4"x7 7/8", softcover, 100 pages


[  ]  7.  Title:  Firebird: Pure Excitement From Pontiac
           Author:  James M. Flammang and the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide
           Publisher:  Publications International, Ltd., 1994
           ISBN:  0-7853-0777-X
           Info:  11 1/8"x9 3/8", hardcover, 96 pages


[  ]  8.  Title:  Illustrated Firebird Buyers Guide, 2nd Ed.
           Author:  John Gunnell
           Publisher:  Motorbooks International, 1992
           ISBN:  0-87938-653-3
           Info:  9 1/8"x7 3/8", softcover, 208 pages, cover price: $16.95


[  ]  9.  Title:  Pontiac Trans Am 1969-1973, Classic Motorbooks Photofacts:
           Author:  John Gunnell
           Publisher:  Motorbooks International, 1983, 1992(reissue w/corrections and revisions)
           ISBN:  0-87938-647-9
           Info:  10 7/8"x8 1/2", softcover, 80 pages


[  ]  10. Title:  Musclecar Color History: Firebird & Trans Am 1967-1994
           Author:  Bill Holder and Phillip Kunz
           Publisher:  Motorbooks International, 1993
           ISBN:  0-87938-799-8
           Info:  10 1/2"x9", softcover, 128 pages, cover price: $19.95


[  ]  11. Title:  Firebird Decoding Guide: 1967-1981, Number Crunching for Trans Ams and Firebirds
           Author:  The Editors of High Performance Pontiac Magazine
           Publisher:  CSK Publishing, 1997
           ISBN:  1-57913-004-6
           Info:  7" x 4 1/4", softcover, 189 pages, cover price $12.95


[  ]  12. Title:  The Fabulous Firebird
           Author:  Michael Lamm
           Publisher:  Lamm Moroda Publishing Co, (1979) 1981
           ISBN:  0-932128-01-7
           Info:  ?


[  ]  13. Title: Supertuning Your Firebird Trans Am
           Author:  Joe Oldham
           Publisher:  Tab Books, 19??
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?


[  ]  14. Title: Firebird
           Author: Jay Schleifer
           Publisher:   Crestwood House, Macmillian Publishing Comp.,  May›1993
           ISBN:   0-89686-702-1
           Info:  9 1/4"x7 3/4", hardcover, 48 pages


[  ]  15. Title:  Pontiac Trans Am:  America's Premier Pony Car
           Author:  Martyn L. Schorr
           Publisher:  Quicksilver Publications, 19??
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?


[  ]  16. Title:  Pontiac Trans Am High Performance Handbook
           Author:  Martyn L. Schorr
           Publisher:  Quicksilver Publishing, 1983
           ISBN:  0-940346-07-9
           Info:  11"x 8 1/4", softcover, 82 pages, cover price $8.95


[  ]  17. Title:  Firebird Red Book, 1st Ed.
           Author:  Peter C. Sessler
           Publisher:  Motorbooks International, 1992
           ISBN:  0-87938-568-5
           Info:  7 1/2"x 4 1/2", softcover, 143 pages, cover price: $9.95


[  ]  18. Title:  Camaro/Firebird Performance and Handling Guide
           Author:  Peter C. Sessler
           Publisher:  Motorbooks International, 1986
           ISBN:  0-87938-212-0
           Info:  9 1/4"x6 1/2", softcover, 128 pages


[  ]  19. Title:  Firebird!  America's Premier Performance Car, The Complete History
           Author:  Gary L. Witzenburg
           Publisher:  Automotive Quarterly, 1982
           ISBN:  0-915038-36-6
           Info:  8 1/8"x9 5/8", hardcover, 240 pages


[  ]  20. Title:  Pontiac Firebird
           Author:  Nicky Wright
           Publisher: Osprey Automotive(Reed International Books), 1995
           ISBN:  1-85532-340-0
           Info:  9"x8 1/8", softcover, 128 pages


[  ]  21. Title:   Firebird Databook and Price Guide  1967-78, 2nd Ed.
           Author:  R. Perry Zavitz
           Publisher:  Bookman Publishing, 1986
           ISBN:  0-934780-82-X
           Info:  7"x4 1/2", softcover, 128 pages


[  ]  22. Title: HaynesAutomotive Repair Manual No. 555: Pontiac Firebird 1970 thru 1981, All V8 models
           Author: Steve Mauck and John H. Haynes
           Publisher:   Haynes Publications, Incorporated,  Oct.›1981
           ISBN:   085696882X
           Info:  ?, softcover, 368 pages


[  ]  23. Title: Chiltons Repair & Tune-up Guide: Firebird 1967 to 1981
           Author: Chilton
           Publisher:   Nichols Pu,  Sept.›1981
           ISBN:  0801970466
           Info:  ?


3rd Generation Firebird Books:

[  ]  24. Title:  High Performance Firebirds 1982-1988
           Author:  R.M. Clarke
           Publisher:  Brookland Books, 19??
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?


[  ]  25. Title:  Pontiac's Third Generation Firebird and Trans Am
           Author:  Martyn L. Schorr
           Publisher:  Quicksilver Publishing, 1982
           ISBN:  0-940346-11-7
           Info:  11" x 8 1/4", softcover, 83 pages, cover price $8.95


[  ]  26. Title:  Camaro and Firebird Performance Handbook
           Author:  Peter C. Sessler
           Publisher:  ?, 19??
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?


[  ]  27. Title:  Clymer Shop Manual:  Camaro and Firebird 1982-1984
           Author:  Clymer
           Publisher:  ?, 19??
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?, softcover, 319 pages


[  ]  28. Title:  Haynes Automotive Repair Manual: Pontiac Firebird 1982-1992, All Models
           Author:  John B. Raffa and John H. Haynes
           Publisher:  ?, 19??
           ISBN:  ?
           Info:  ?, softcover, 340 pages


Pontiac GTO Books: [ ] 1. Title: GTO A Source Book, Vol. 1 Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: Bookman Publishing, Oct.›1980 ISBN: 093478003X Info: ? [ ] 2. Title: GTO A Source Book, Vol. 2 Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: Bookman Publishing, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 3. Title: GTO Resource Guide: 30th Anniversary Edition Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: Stony Run Press, 1994 ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 4. Title: Catalog of Pontiac GTO ID Numbers 1964-74 Author: Cars & Parts Magazine Publisher: Amos Press, July›1993 ISBN: 1-880524-07-4 Info: 10 3/4"x8", softcover, 125 pages, cover price: $19.95 [ ] 5. Title: GTO, A Book of Information 1964-1970 Author: Doris J. and David S. Cummings, Jr. Publisher: Crank'en Hope Publications, 1986 ISBN: --none-- Info: 10 3/4"x8 3/8", softcover, 482 pages [ ] 6. Title: The Big "Little GTO" Book Author: Albert Drake Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1982 ISBN: 0-87938-112-4 Info: 10 7/8"x8 1/2", softcover, 179 pages, cover price: $17.95 [ ] 7. Title: Herding Goats Author: Albert Drake Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 8. Title: GTO Author: Bill Holder and Phil Kunz Publisher: Motorbooks International, April›1997 ISBN: 0-7603-0360-6 Info: 9"x8 1/4",softcover, 96 pages, cover price: $12.95 [ ] 9. Title: Pontiac GTO, America's Premier Supercar Author: Martyn L. Schorr Publisher: Quicksilver, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 10. Title: GTO Red Book Author: Peter C. Sessler Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1992 ISBN: 0-87938-611-8 Info: 7 1/2"x4 1/2", softcover, 96 pages, cover price: $9.95 [ ] 11. Title: GTO, 1964-1974: Databook & Price Guide Author: R. Perry Zavitz Publisher: Bookman Publishing, 1985 ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 12. Title: Pontiac GTO Restoration Guide 1964-72, 2nd Ed. Author: Paul Zazarine and Chuck Roberts Publisher: Motorbooks International, Feb.›1995 ISBN: 0-87938-953-2 Info: 10 7/8"x8 1/2", softcover, 544 pages, cover price: $29.95 [ ] 13. Title: Illustrated GTO Buyers Guide Author: Paul Zazarine Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1994 ISBN: 0-87938-839-0 Info: 9 1/8"x7 3/8", softcover, 128 pages, cover price: $17.95 [ ] 14. Title: Musclecar Color History: GTO 1964-67 Author: Paul Zazarine Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1991 ISBN: 0-87938-539-1 Info: 10 1/2"x9", softcover, 128 pages, cover price: $21.95 [ ] 15. Title: GTO Recognition Guide Author: Paul Zazarine Publisher: Dobbs Publications, Incorporated, Sept.›1986 ISBN: 0941596222 Info: ? [ ] 16. Title: Pontiac GTO 1964-70 Author: ? Publisher: Brookland Books, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 17. Title: Chiltons Repair & Tune-up Guide: Tempest, GTO and LeMans 1968-1973 Author: Chilton Publisher: Chilton Book Co., 19?? ISBN: 0-8019-5809-1 Info: 10"x6 1/2", softcover, 202 pages, cover price $6.95
Pontiac Books: [ ] 1. Title: Pontiac! They Built Excitement Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: Stony Run Press, 1991 ISBN: --none-- Info: 9 1/8"x12 1/8", hardcover, 160 pages [ ] 2. Title: Pontiac: The Complete History Author: Thomas Bonsall Publisher: Bookman Publishing, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 3. Title: Pontiac: Seventy Years of Milestones Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: Turning Point Press, 1995 ISBN: --none-- Info: 9" x 11", hardcover, 162 pages [ ] 3. Title: Big Pontiacs: A Source Book Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: ?, 1983 ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 4. Title: Muscle Pontiacs! The Years of Excitement Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: Bookman Publishing, 1984?85? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 5. Title: Pontiac Since 1945 Author: Richard L. Busenkell Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 6. Title: Car and Driver On Pontiac 1961-1975 Author: R.M. Clarke Publisher: Brookland Books, 1985 ISBN: 0-948207-52-3 Info: 10 3/4"x7 7/8", softcover, 96 pages [ ] 7. Title: Road & Track On Pontiac 1960-1983 Author: R.M. Clarke Publisher: Brookland Books, 1984 ISBN: 0-946489-60-2 Info: 10 3/4"x 7 7/8", softcover, 104 pages [ ] 8. Title: Pontiac Tempest and GTO: 1961-65 Author: R.M. Clarke Publisher: Brookland Books, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 9. Title: Pontiac Muscle Cars 1966-72 Author: R.M. Clarke Publisher: Brookland Books, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 10. Title: Standard Catalog Of Pontiac 1926-1995 Author: John Gunnell and Ron Kowalke Publisher: Krause Publications, 1995 ISBN: 0-87341-369-5 Info: 11"x8 1/2", softcover, 304 pages, cover price: $18.95 [ ] 11. Title: Illustrated Pontiac Buyers Guide Author: John Gunnell Publisher: Motorbooks International, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: 9 1/8"x7 3/8", softcover, 192 pages [ ] 12. Title: 75 Years of Pontiac-Oakland Author: John Gunnell Publisher: Crestline Publishing, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 13. Title: Pontiac Muscle Cars Author: Mike Mueller Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1994 ISBN: 0-87938-863-3 Info: 9"x8 1/4", softcover, 96 pages, cover price: $12.95 [ ] 14. Title: Pontiac 1946-78: The Classic Postwar Years Author: Jan P. Norbye and Jim Dunne Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1979, 1993(reissue w/ corrections and revisions) ISBN: 0-87938-732-7 Info: 7 5/8"x10 1/4", hardcover, 205 pages, cover price: $24.95 [ ] 15. Title: Grand Prix: A Classic Source Book Author: Dale Sass Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 16. Title: Pontiac: The Performance Years, Vol. 1: 60's and 70's Author: Martyn L. Schorr Publisher: Quicksilver Publications,19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 17. Title: Pontiac: The Performance Years, Vol. 2: 50's, 60's, and 70's Author: Martyn L. Schorr Publisher: Quicksilver Publications, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 18. Title: Pontiac: The Performance Years, Vol. 3: Experimental Cars, Musclecars, and Show Cars Author: Martyn L. Schorr Publisher: Quicksilver Publications, 1985 ISBN: 0-940346-24-9 Info: 11"x8 1/8", softcover, 82 pages, cover price: $8.95 Fiero Books: [ ] 19. Title: Fiero Press Guide: 1984-1988 Author: Thomas E. Bonsall Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 20. Title: Pontiac Fiero: 1984-1988 Author: R.M. Clarke Publisher: Brookland Books, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 21. Title: Haynes Automotive Repair Manual: Pontiac Fiero 1984-1988 Author: ? Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ?, softcover, ?
Pontiac Performance: [ ] 1. Title: Pontiac Muscle Car Performance 1955-1979 Author: Pete McCarthy Publisher: ?, 1989 ISBN: --none-- Info: 11"x8 1/2", softcover, 222 pages [ ] 2. Title: Pontiac Racer's High Performance Handbook Author: Pete McCarthy and John Angeles Publisher: ?, Dec. 1981(updated 1988) ISBN: --none-- Info: 11"x8 1/4", softcover, 100 pages [ ] 3. Title: Pontiac High Performance Engine Design & Blueprint Assembly Author: Craig Hendrickson and Kern Osterstock Publisher: H-O Racing Specialties, Inc., 1979 ISBN: --none-- Info: 11"x8 1/2", softcover, 97 pages [ ] 4. Title: Pontiac Heavy-Duty Parts and Specs Author: Craig Hendrickson and Kern Osterstock Publisher: H-O Racing Specialties, Inc., 1976 (revised 12/1978) ISBN: --none-- Info: 11"x8 1/2", softcover, 31 pages [ ] 5. Title: Pontiac Power Author: The Editors of High Performance Pontiac Magazine Publisher: CSK Publishing, 1994 ISBN: --none-- Info: 11"x9", spiral bound softcover, 162 pages [ ] 6. Title: Performance Tuning For The Restorer: Pontiacs of the 60's Author: Collection of articles from Hot Rod Magazine Publisher: Brookland Books, 1990 ISBN: 1855200112 Info: 10 1/2"x8 1/2", softcover, 96 pages [ ] 7. Title: How-To High Performance Engine Book: Pontiac 350-389-400-421-455 Author: ? Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ?
General Motors Books: [ ] 1. Title: The GM Motorama: Dream Cars of the Fifties Author: Bruce B. Berghoff Publisher: Motorbooks International, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: 10 5/8"x8 1/4", softcover, 128 pages [ ] 2. Title: Guide to GM Muscle Cars: 1964-1973 Author: HP Books Publisher: HP Books, 1991 ISBN: 1-55788-003-4 Info: 10 7/8"x8 1/2", softcover, 193 pages, cover price: $14.95 [ ] 3. Title: A History Of General Motors Author: Timothy Jacobs Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ?, hardcover, ? [ ] 4. Title: General Motors: Complete History Of General Motors: 1908 TO 1986 Author: Richard Langworth & Jan Norbye Publisher: ?, 19?? ISBN: ? Info: ?, hardcover, ? [ ] 5. Title: General Motors: My Years With General Motors Author: Alfred P. Sloan Publisher: ?, 1963 ISBN: ? Info: ? [ ] 6. Title: On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors Author: John Delorean and J. Patrick Wright Publisher: Wright Enterprises, 1979 ISBN: --none-- Info: 6" x 9", hardcover, 237 pages, cover price $12.95 [ ] 7. Title: General Motors: The First 75 Years of Transportation Products Author: ? Publisher: Automobile Quarterly, 1983 ISBN: 0-915038-41-2 Info: 8"x11", hardcover, 224 pages
Misc: [ ] 1. Title: The Exciting World of Pontiacs (magazine) Author: The Editors of High Performance Pontiac Magazine Publisher: CSK Publishing, 1995 ISBN: --none-- Info: 98 pages [ ] 2. Title: Automotive Modellers Guide: GTO 1964-1968 Author: ? Publisher: Dream Weaver Publications, 1997 ISBN: ? Info: ? Videos: [ ] 1. Title: The Visual History of Cars: Pontiac Firebird (MP 1741) Author: -- Publisher: MPI Home Video, 1989 ISBN: 1-55607-538-3 [ ] 2. Title: Birds Of Prey: The Greatest Firebirds and Trans-Ams of All Time Author: The Editors of High Performance Pontiac Magazine Publisher: CSK Publishing, 1996 ISBN: ? Magazines: [ ] 1. Title: High Performance Pontiac Publisher: CSK Publishing, (Bi-monthly) Formerly "Thunder Am"(Nov. 1979-Jun.1982) then became "HPP"(Aug 1982-present) [ ] 2. Title: Pontiac Enthusiast Publisher: Milestone Miniatures, (Bi-Monthly) Formerly "GTO Enthusiast" (Jan.1991-?,1993...7 issues), then became "Pontiac Entusiast" (?,1993-present) [ ] 3. Title: B.O.P.(Buick,Olds,Pontiac) Monthly Publisher: MCG Publishing Was "BOP" from Feb 1993?-Feb1995 then became "GM Collectors Guide" from Mar1995-Sept1995?