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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2008, 08:18:49 PM »
as i said i found  low mile 79 redbird for only a couple of hundred more than that and it was very sharp but i didnt buy it for status reasons.
Too many birds, not enough food.

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2008, 08:23:35 PM »
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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 #17 on: November 07, 2008, 08:29:10 PM »
as i said i found  low mile 79 redbird for only a couple of hundred more than that and it was very sharp but i didnt buy it for status reasons.
ohh... i wonder why noone wants them?


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2008, 08:44:06 PM »
ohh... i wonder why noone wants them?

1. Because they are just a plain Firebird Esprit.
2. The Light blue is a "Girls" color.

Also, I am not an expert... I am just a specialist.
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2008, 08:47:22 PM »
ohh... i wonder why noone wants them?

1. Because they are just a plain Firebird Esprit.
2. The Light blue is a "Girls" color.

Also, I am not an expert... I am just a specialist.
Is there really a big difference between an expert and a specialist? Any way i think your an expert compared to me.. LOL...
Yeah i dont like the light blue either...

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2008, 09:51:10 PM »
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Also, I am not an expert... I am just a specialist.
Is there really a big difference between an expert and a specialist?
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Specialist: One who specializes in transforming old cars into beautiful Trans Ams. 
mathematically speaking: X is Algebraic for "unknown".
Joe the Plumber speaking: a spurt is a "Drip under Pressure"

Therefore an expert must be an unknown drip under pressure.  Brett is a specialist, unless you want to be banned from this site ;D

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2008, 09:57:12 PM »
lol
Too many birds, not enough food.

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2008, 09:57:58 PM »
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Also, I am not an expert... I am just a specialist.
Is there really a big difference between an expert and a specialist?

Specialist: One who specializes in transforming old cars into beautiful Trans Ams. 
mathematically speaking: X is Algebraic for "unknown".
Joe the Plumber speaking: a spurt is a "Drip under Pressure"

Therefore an expert must be an unknown drip under pressure.  Brett is a specialist, unless you want to be banned from this site ;D
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AHAH lol... From now on Hitman= Specialist... Thanks for the info Kentuckyyeti...


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2008, 10:49:15 PM »
I'm gonna take lumps for saying this, but back in the day the color "bird" cars were considered "girl" cars (albeit by a less kind name).  Many of them were powered by the anemic Buick NA V-6, some of which were even the odd-fire versions (AKA shake-motors).  They were nothing special beyond the trim group, and that was selected with your average 23-25 year old secretary in mind.  It was hardly a performance anything.

Today, 30 years later, with gen 2 Firebirds of any flavor being a rarity on the street, it's a different story.  But back in the day anybody who was serious about performance wouldn't be caught dead in one.  That's not being nasty -- it's just saying how it was back when they were new.

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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2008, 11:18:05 PM »
You wont take any lumps from me Rick. I remember reading back in the day, that the color "bird" cars were definitely geared toward women.
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2008, 11:43:11 PM »
I stand in that same corner with Rick.. I too read "color" bird cars were geared up to sale to women.
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2008, 07:43:15 AM »
that was actually in an old dealer brochure i used to own gm specifically stated that.
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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2008, 11:00:43 AM »
Thanks for the information guys... :)



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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2008, 07:37:35 PM »
wow the car went for 1,500... i gess thats not to bad..


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Re: Could This Be A Rare Car?
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2008, 07:49:30 PM »
the new owner is a fool and the seller is very lucky wish i had that kind of luck with my car on ebay. oh well i will give it one more shot after i do some sprucing to her and if she doesnt sell from then, shes going gold.
Too many birds, not enough food.