• Jan 30th 2007 at 5:29PM
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The YouTube treasure trove continues to bear fruit, this time in the form of a dealer video for the then-all-new 1982 Pontiac Firebird. Like another favorite of ours, the '64 Dart television commercial, the Firebird propaganda film also features exploding clay pigeons. This time, however, it's a lovely '80s babe pulling the trigger during the opening minute instead of a little kid. Said shotgun is then used to demonstrate the gat-swallowing cargo capacity of the birdie's hatchback. All that and more after the jump!

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Ahh the '80's. Let's just pretend they didn't happen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Indeed it is, Jason. Corrected.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I know someone who traded their G35 for a Firebird a few weeks ago. I am not kidding. And yes he is white trash.

      Lucky for the universe, he hit a deer with the Firebird a week later. Muahahaha
      • 8 Years Ago
      Rifle? That's a shotgun, dude. No one shoots clay pigeons with a rifle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My Dad got a 82 V6 Camaro; and this was a HUGE home run car for GM. I remember going to the Stampede and they had one on display for a Draw. ALL my friends were dreaming of having one. GM used to put out cars way ahead of their time (ironically at during this time they put out some real duds too); the other cars that were ahead of everyone else by a long shot were the 80 Olds Cutlass, 78 Lemans cars (that whole series).

      Quality; people do not know, the Japaneses cars were still inferior at this time (remember Toyota admitted to paying off Motor Trend to give the Corolla car of the year around that time), these cars were reasonably prices and the money all went to a good driving machine -- true the re-circulating ball steering was a big pain when it came to tight turns.

      I had a really nice Civic at the time, but I would be out of my mind not to take the Camero out at every opportunity (and park the Civic). In my mind the Camero was the "real thing".

      Amazing cars ... BTW the Comaro was a company lease (we bought it eventually), and lead the nation for having the lowest cost to operate by a considerable margin. Oh -- and they were very aero-dynamic by again a considerable margin in those days.

      They also looked totally different then anything else when you saw them -- hard to discribe, but they were shrunk down and very modern looking compared to the older models. Very cool at the time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ah yes, these were the days were American companies were proud of what they produced, and actually advertised the car for what it was. Not only have standards gotten better, commercials have become less informative, focusing only on flashy tactics to get you to remember the name and not much else.
      • 8 Years Ago
      James- Toyota makes no standouts. Their cars are not desired. They are renowned, but not desired. He who rides the pony must someday fall.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Glenn it's spelled Camaro.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Back in the day, when Pontiac was about exitement! now all Pontiac does it put me to sleep. The Firebird had this bad boy kinda trashy apeal to it, like a rebel look which really appealed to me. Sad to say i completley forgot about them until 1999 when i saw a commercial, iwas too busy with my GTA...Sadly the interior wasent good enough and the car din't really look like a trans am, it kinda looked like a chubby corvette...i was really hoping for a bit of a boxier 5th gen...but well Pontiac became a ladies company...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I remember when these cars were introduced. I was just about to turn 16 and was ready to drive! But when Knight Rider came on TV and was driven by Michael Knight, I would pretend I was him and my Vega was KITT. I was in love with the "Bandit" modles though. I never owned a 3rd gen 'bird, but I've owned my '79 for 8 years, and whenever I take it out, it's driven like the "Bandit"!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Talk about "trashy bad boy appeal", The "Bandit" cars took the trophy! The '82 to '93 models couldn't compare to the brute power the second generation had with REAL Pontiac power under the hoods instead of "corporate" engines (read Chevy). Besides, what other car had the balls to wear a screaming eagle on the hood?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gotta love KITT though. The Camaro had the same "trashy bad boy" appeal to it too.
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