100 Cars That Changed History

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82. Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 United States

The Firebird was a pony car and muscle car made by the Pontiac division of General Motors. This awesome ride was available in either a hard top, T-top or a convertible over the years. It was released in 1967, the same year as the Chevy Camaro, which it shared a platform with, and the Mercury Cougar. It was the year of American muscle, and the Firebird was helped to make Pontiac a household name. An optional handling packing, the Trans Am, named for the Trans Am Series, was available with the first generation, then the Trans Am name kind of stuck with Firebirds. The second generation ditched the coke-bottle shape for a more rounded, sleeker, and more importantly distinct look. This was the iconic Firebird which often featured the phoenix emblazoned on the hood.


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