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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 03:48:59 PM »
Whatever it is, it sure is ugly.  Even off the factory that car would have looked ugly.  That color reminds me of the way my grandma decorates her house.

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 03:54:20 PM »
Wow!  Good catch Tommy!  I'm not an expert but it sure looks like a Skybird!

http://www.78ta.com/skybird.php

Might be an interesting one to scoop up....you don't see many of them!

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 03:55:32 PM »
Wow!  Good catch Tommy!  I'm not an expert but it sure looks like a Skybird!

http://www.78ta.com/skybird.php

Might be an interesting one to scoop up....you don't see many of them!

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do you think its worth buying?



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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 04:03:31 PM »
It might be?  I don't know what the value of the Skybird's are, but I know I have personally never seen one.  It might not be too bad of a deal, depending on what kind of shape it's in, once you get close up and personal....you can only tell so much from pictures!  I would love to see one get restored!  I wonder if the Hitman can do blue wheels too!?!?

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 04:04:41 PM »
It might be?  I don't know what the value of the Skybird's are, but I know I have personally nwever seen one.  It might not be too bad, depending on what kind of shape it's in....you can only tell so much from pictures!  I would love to see one get restored!  I wonder if the Hitman can do blue wheels too!?!?

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Yeah idk... If i had the money i would snatch that right up...


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 04:11:32 PM »
In his ad pictures- if you click on the lower right one, you can see where the Skybird decal used to be.  As for collectibility, that's just an opinion.  I have never seen one bring big money around here, or a Redbird or Yellowbird either, but that doesn't mean it has no collector status.   It just isn't valuable as far as money-wise.  There is more to these cars than cash though, if you really like them like I do.

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 07:51:43 PM »
It's a skybird alright.  My opinion is it isn't worth putting a lot of money into. That one has lots of rust.  To be brutal....in late second gens...there isn't much demand for anything but a Trans Am.  I don't care how rare it is.  It would cost just as much to restore a Trans Am as it would that skybird.  And, the trans am would be worth more when you're done.  However, if you just happen to like them, then you can get a good deal on one because the purchase price will almost always be lower than a trans am.


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 08:31:00 PM »
i found a really nice 79 redbird i mean perfect last summer with a price tag of 2300 on it i almost bought it for a driver just because it was so nice but desire these are the perfect cars to make bandit se clones out of.
Too many birds, not enough food.

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 08:39:56 PM »
i found a really nice 79 redbird i mean perfect last summer with a price tag of 2300 on it i almost bought it for a driver just because it was so nice but desire these are the perfect cars to make bandit se clones out of.
the guy that i bought my y88 off of he had a 78 redbird in his garage... is there a such thing as a 78 redbird?


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008, 08:58:06 PM »
Yeah, they are kinda rare, but not desirable.  Also, the $2,000 asking price is about $1,500 too high for that car.
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008, 09:00:45 PM »
yeah i had one and did a ta clone out of it perfect car for it fully loaded rear sway bar t-tops posi rear and a 4 speed to boot. i had a 78 sky bird for a parts car and a 78 redbird along with a 81 yellow bird they are kind of neat to look at as a comparasin to the formula but very lady like for a car supid swirly stickers not cool at all yet still neat because they were so gay lol if that makes sence to you?
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008, 05:12:22 PM »
Yeah, they are kinda rare, but not desirable.  Also, the $2,000 asking price is about $1,500 too high for that car.
Really? I thought that 2,000 was like dirt cheap for that... LOL


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008, 07:00:51 PM »
Really? I thought that 2,000 was like dirt cheap for that... LOL

No, that is not cheap for that... after all, it is just a Firebird Esprit.  A real nice one with low miles still sell for less than $8,000.  So, $2,000 for one in that condition is a bad deal.
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 07:30:49 PM »
Really? I thought that 2,000 was like dirt cheap for that... LOL

No, that is not cheap for that... after all, it is just a Firebird Esprit.  A real nice one with low miles still sell for less than $8,000.  So, $2,000 for one in that condition is a bad deal.
Wow... your the expert so youd know... :)....

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