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Post time 2010-11-27 11:48:42 |Display all floors

The Firebird, a brief history

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The Pontiac Firebird was originally overshadowed by the popular Chevrolet Camaro, but the Firebird developed a loyal following and a reputation for true high-performance to earn a high-profile spot in muscle car history. It also had a role in pop culture as Burt Reynolds drove a Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit and young David Hasselhoff took direction from his talking Trans Am in Knight Rider. While 1970s environmental and insurance interests emasculated most muscle cars, the Trans Am made a defiant last stand. In 1973, Pontiac introduced the mighty Trans Am Super Duty 455, one of the fastest muscle cars ever. The high-performance, high-profile history of the Firebird Trans Am is presented here along with stunning color photos of choice models
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Post time 2010-11-27 21:44:14 |Display all floors
1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455
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Post time 2010-11-28 05:59:21 |Display all floors
cool there she is the Firebird

but apparently the name was used by the GM coproration for other ancient models as well
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Post time 2010-11-28 07:03:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by blueskies88 at 2010-11-27 11:47
the Impala sedan was the standard family car forever

it became the standard of all Cuban immigrants in Miami in the early 70s


I think 1958 was the first year for Impala....I always thought of  Buick or Olds as the family sedans.......
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Post time 2010-11-28 07:09:59 |Display all floors

Reply #39 snappysammy's post

for wealthier families?

How about those posh interiors, even in the less expensive Chevrolet brand name?
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Post time 2010-11-28 10:30:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by blueskies88 at 2010-11-28 07:09
for wealthier families?

How about those posh interiors, even in the less expensive Chevrolet brand name?



Velor.......do they still make Velor Interiors....
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Post time 2010-11-28 20:59:09 |Display all floors

Reply #41 snappysammy's post

I don't know, I haven't been shopping for GM cars in along coon's age

BTW the 327 was one of the most beloved engines, reliable and easily modified

Modification of the street car was the basis of muscle cars as it was with 'hot rods' before that time.
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