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Old 04-18-2004, 02:01 AM
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Smile original Firebird

Really clean looking original 1967 1/2 Firebird 326,...unmodified.

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Old 04-18-2004, 02:16 AM
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Nice looking car.Why were they not so desirable as Camaros ?
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:57 AM
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The Firebird was the Camaro's F body brother. The Camaro was marketed more for mainstream tastes at a lower price, model for model, and took on Ford's Mustang. The Firebird range was a bit more expensive, better trimmed, luxurious and competed with the Mustang's upmarket cousin at the time the Mercury Cougar. The Firebird sold in large numbers during its life, but not as many as the cheaper Camaro.
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Always thought that the "birds" were a prettier car. You are right about the better trimmed part, but then again all Pontiacs were a little fancier than their Chevy counterparts.
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i dont know if its just me but 68 69 camaros were nicer than pontiacs and 70 uppontiacs were better than camaros looks wise .............under the hood chevy wins every time
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:12 PM
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Hard to compare on engine performance because Camaros had the small block & big block motors, but the Pontiac had the one engine medium block from the 326 to the Ram Air V 400 and beyond. After the early 70s the 454 was gone just leaving the 350 for the Camaro, but Pontiac had the Super Duty 455 that did o-60 in under 5.5 seconds. I'm just talking about stock std here, not getting into what you can do with modified Chevy sb/bb, or design limitations of the Pontiac block.
Love the RS bumperless nosecone of the 2nd gen pre 74 Camaros BTW.
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:15 PM
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They all got pretty ugly in 74, with those big bumpers and all.


Not to mention, those "smog" motors...................
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:30 PM
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I am probably in the minority here, but I like the 1974/75 Firebird shape. The tapered look to the nose and tail made the car look a bit lighter, it had a smaller face. If anyone has seen Steve Loudin's SD 455 1974 T/A Cannonball Run car shown in High Performance Pontiac that is a beautiful car. The Camaro also didn't come out of it that bad with the 5 mph bumpers. OK the cars weren't as pure as the 73s and earlier, but at least they didn't put the big extended bumper bars that some makers like Volvo did.
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Old 04-18-2004, 01:36 PM
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I don't really care for it...I mean, its nice and its clean, but I don't like the front end and the back looks funny without a spoiler. Maybe its just me.
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