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Cars > Challenges > “bluebird” Vs “carmine”

 

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donnoman

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Livermore, California
United States

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Hollow

M–40
Johnstown, Ohio
United States

 

1973 Pontiac Firebird

“bluebird”

1979 Chevrolet Camaro berlinnetta

“carmine”

 
Photo of: 1973 Pontiac Firebird

No longer owned

Photo of: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro
 

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About “bluebird”

Purchased around 1975 by the second owner who's done some modifications to the car, then gave the car to his son about 6-8 years ago when he retired from driving as he was in his 80's.

I'm the fourth owner and have been removing some of the worn half-baked mods that the previous owners had installed and slowly returning it to stock.

Blog:
http://donova.../tag/bluebird

Pictures:
http://www.fl...625220700802/

The sound of this 5.7L 350 Poncho V8 is just incredible. New cars just can't touch the sound of these venerable Pontiacs.

About “carmine”

I never intended to buy this car...but most of you know how that goes!!!
already owning 4 cars (had not sold my cavalier yet and the z28 had not burnt up yet).
i just wanted to...look at it. a gentleman nearby had posted this car up for sale and it was nearby and being the camaro fan i am i had to see it.
as it turns out this car just stunned me... the paint outside was a bit faded but the body was in great shape and the interior was like it just rolled out of the factory, and the fact it had less then 80k miles..i had to have it.
and i got lucky...the owner had just came back from norwood ohio and using his 70 chevelle he had competed on pinks all out.
while he was there he had saw and fell in love with a harley....but his wife had told him no because he already had 2 toys.
so he agreed to sell the camaro.....wanting that harley bad he put the car up for a price that would sell quick.
and sell quick it did...though it mainly sits covered and protected on a warm dry day i take it out and it always draws crowds,
though its a berlinetta it has the option engine( 350 sbc) out of the z28 and at some point someone but the spoiler from the z28 on the back...yet the interior has the refinement and luxurys of the berlinettas. power everything,excellent heat/ac
its great having the best of both worlds sometimes lol

 

Specs for “bluebird”

1973 Pontiac Firebird Production
Base Firebird 14,096 produced factory price about $2,900

Base V8 350, "M" Code - 150 hp

The major changes for the 1973 Pontiac Firebird consisted of a new "egg crate" grille insert and a revised Endura bumper that had been modified to meet new U.S. government crash standards as well as the introduction on the Trans Am of the bird decal that covered the whole hood. Stylist John Schinella, is credited for creating the legendary Indian symbol, which was nicknamed by many as the "Screaming Chicken".

http://www.ol...firebird.html

Specs for “carmine”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “bluebird”

Pontiac 350, TH-350 Auto Trans, PS, AC

True Dual Exhaust, no cats. CA SMOG exempt.

Factory Options for “carmine”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “bluebird”

Mostly restoring it to stock, removed aftermarket cruise control, and tach that didn't work, Replaced the center console and dash that had been hacked up adding electronics like a 1970's trip computer that no longer worked.

Mods for “carmine”

flowmaster 40 series dual exhuast
650 cfm edelbrock carb
msd wires, distributor and street fire multi-spark ignition
edelbrock dual plane intake manifold
eddelbrock pro series valve covers
firestone sport precision tires
american racing ar23 rims

 

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Bluebird
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Cover photo of 79 camaro album
79 camaro
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