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All 5 colors of decals were available on all 13 colors offered on the Trans Am (using the D60 Color and Trim, Incompatibility Override) making 65 possible color variations (f you don't count the darker colored gold and orange decals introduced to replace their lighter versions midyear in which case there would be 91 variants).  Include the Turbo Style bird and the special Pace Car decal and this increases to 131 possible variations.  Many were probably never made, for example a Gold TA with a blue bird.  As we collect more examples we will publish them here.  For now, here are all the variants collected.  If you have a unique color combination not displayed here please send us a copy and we will post it here!  1981 Formula Firebirds are rare with  a mere 5927 built.  The photos here, while not the best quality, have been collected over the last 30 years.  IF you have any photos of colors or combinations not seen here use the Contact Me page to let me know.  You will receive credit on the site for contributions.  In 1981 the standard Formula lost the two tone paint scheme of 1979 and 1980 and went back to single colors with small Formula decals on the fenders.  The W50 Appearance package added the two tone design of 1979 and 1980 with some new color variation. When ordered with the Turbocharged V8 the Formula again received the Trans Am's distinctive Turbo hood rather than the Formula specific hood.

Turbo Trans Am Daytona Pace Car Edition - White with Black Bird (Bird unique to the Pace Car) Trans Am - Black Special Edition Turbo Trans Am - Black Special Edition
     
Trans Am - Black and Gold Turbo Trans Am - Black and Gold Trans Am - Black and Red
     
Turbo Trans Am - Black and Silver Turbo Trans Am - Black and Blue Turbo Trans Am Black - No hood bird
     
Formula - Black
Formula with W50 Appearance Package - Black
Firebird - Black
     
Trans Am - Bright Red and Gold Turbo Trans Am - Bright Red and Gold Turbo Trans Am - Bright Red and Charcoal
     
Trans Am - Bright Red and Red Turbo Trans Am - Bright Red Turbo and Red Trans Am - Bright Red and Charcoal
     
Firebird - Bright Red Formula - Bright Red Turbo Trans Am - Dark Brown Metallic and Orange
     
Trans Am - Dark Brown Metallic and Gold
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Brown Metallic and Gold
Formula - Dark Brown Metallic
Dark Brown Metallic Trans Am - Bright Blue Metallic and Blue Turbo Trans Am - Bright Blue Metallic and Blue
     
Trans Am - Bright Blue Metallic and Gold
Turbo Trans Am - Bright Blue Metallic and Gold
Trans Am - Dark Blue Metallic and Gold
     
Trans Am - Dark Blue Metallic and Blue
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Blue Metallic and Blue
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Blue Metallic and Gold
     
Formula with W50 Appearance Package - Dark Blue Metallic
Firebird - Dark Blue Mettalic Firebird - Light Blue Metallic
     
Trans Am - Light Blue Metallic and Blue Trans Am - Light Blue Metallic and Blue Formula - Light Blue Metallic
     
Formula with W50 Appearance Package - Light Blue Metallic
Trans Am - Silver Metallic and Blue Turbo Trans Am - Silver Metallic and Blue
     
Trans Am - Silver Metallic and Charcoal
Turbo Trans Am - Silver Metallic and Charcoal
Turbo Trans Am - Silver Metallic and Red
     
Turbo Formula - Silver Metallic Formula with W50 Appearance Package- Silver Metallic
Firebird - Dark Charcoal Metallic
     
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Charcoal Metallic and Red
Trans Am - Dark Charcoal Metallic and Charcoal
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Charcoal Metallic and Charcoal
     
Formula with W50 Appearance Package - Dark Charcoal Metallic
Firebird - Gold Metallic
Trans Am - Gold Metallic and Gold
     
Turbo Trans Am - Gold Metallic Turbo and Gold
Formula - Gold Metallic Trans Am - Orange Metallic and Orange
     
Turbo Trans Am - Orange Metallic Turbo and Orange Trans Am - Orange Metallic and Silver Turbo Trans Am - Orange Metallic and Silver
81 Trans Am 81 Turbo Trans Am
     
Trans Am - Orange Metallic and Gold
Formula with W50 Appearance Package - Orange Metallic
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Maroon Metallic and Silver
81 Trans Am 81 Turbo Trans Am
     
Turbo Trans Am - Dark Maroon Metallic and Gold Firebird - Dark Maroon Metallic Turbo Trans Am - Dark Maroon Metallic and Red
     
Trans Am - Dark Maroon Metallic and Gold Formula - Dark Maroon Metallic Turbo Formula with W50 Appearance Package - Dark Maroon Metallic
     
Firebird - Bright Yellow
Trans Am - Yellow Orange and Orange
Turbo Trans Am - Yellow Orange and Orange
Firebird - Yellow-Orange
Trans Am - White and Blue
Turbo Trans Am - White and Blue
Yellow-Orange Firebird
Trans Am - White and Charcoal
Trans Am - White and Gold
Turbo Trans Am - White and Gold
Turbo Trans Am - White and Charcoal
Trans Am - White and Red
Turbo Trans Am - White and Red
     
Firebird - White
Formula - White Turbo Formula with W50 Appearance Package - White