Shots in the Lot: 1969 Pontiac Firebird

IMG_20140614_122522 Not to be outdone by the glorious golden Firebird we looked at last week, this blue bird was spotted in a Redmond parking lot just a few weeks ago. As usual, I decided to stop and get a few pictures to share with all y’all. Check it out. The beautiful paint grabbed my attention, but the little details pulled me in for a closer look. As far as I can tell, this is a 1969 model, with the side marker lights added on all four corners. It’s for the children, you know. It’s also got a new nosier nose hanging off the front end. IMG_20140614_122549 It’s these little details that I appreciate about classic Pontiacs. They are sorely missed today, don’t you agree? IMG_20140614_122542 The black top really looks good against the blue, I think.   IMG_20140614_122509 If this were my Firebird, I probably would have spent a little time on the ride height. I’m pretty there’s more atmosphere under this than the X5 in the background. Still, I guess that makes it easier to work on, so that’s a good thing. I’ve always thought that first-generation Firebirds look like Chinese copies of the Camaro – almost identical, but just a few details here and there to make it different. As a car enthusisast, though, that’s just the kind of thing I like; I would drive a Firebird almost any day over the more popular Camaro. Over to you: what do you think of this Firebird? Is it really something special, or just a me-too pony car? [Photos Copyright 2014 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein]

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