Speaking of things that haven’t aged well: the 1976 Pontiac Sunbird. This is what you get when you turn a Vega into a “Monza” and then pretend to create an entirely new car for Pontiac. What do we have?
a “formal” roofline instead of a hatch. Now there’s two body styles, like with a Mustang II. Woo hoo.
Stick some vinyl on the roof. Now it’s like a Mustang II Ghia, and also a small Grand Prix (a car Pontiac liked and so did America).
Give it a faux Firebird front end. “Sporty” is dealerspeak for “shitbox with a nosejob.”
A V-6. It sounds sporty on the order sheet. at least
Anyhoo, I’m not usually a fan of conversions. They’re usually raspy edged and ill-fitting. The tops usually garble the lines of the donor coupes. But then you lower that rag out of sight and fire up your 8 (or in this case 12) best friends and none of that crap matters. Only speed and wind and sound and groupies.