If memory serves, these were actually better performing than the equivalent Trans Ams.
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix at Barrett-Jackson- just like Dan from Parchment drove. (Except it’s lighter red and a droptop. And still running.)
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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
We’d guessing 1970 because of the 400 c.i.d. engine. Per wiki, the 1971-73 T/As had a 455. My second cousin Shirley drove one of those 455s. However, we’re skeptical of the “T/A 6.6” on the shaker. It should say “400.” But, they came in white or blue. We’re also a little leery of the screaming chicken. That came on-line for 1973. I guess the verdict is “frankenbird.” It’s still sexy as hell.