• Nov 11, 2007
By buying this (garishly) customized Firebird, you're really purchasing a way of life. Inexplicably listed as a 1971, when it's clearly about a decade newer, this car is your ticket to a full-on star shrine. You get the car, a trunkful of memorabilia and knicknacks, even a domain name (travoltafever.com). The car itself was built in 1979 by George Barris, and it encapsulates some of the pop culture ethos of the late 1970s. The interior has a manly theme inspired by Urban Cowboy, though when we set our gaze upon it, all we could think was Brokeback Mountain. Nevertheless, it's certainly better than the stock Poncho interior was. The exterior has been flared in an odd way, endowed with a large spoiler, and painted in the fashion of the time. The car is actually named "Travolta Fever," so says the hood. How awesome, you could have a Firebird named after the same virus that inspired Travolta to release a double album.

All snarkiness aside, it's a cool piece of Kustom Kar history, which is inextricably linked with a well known Hollywood star. Star value always inflates car prices, for better or worse. This one comes with a collection of other memorabilia, as well, and looks to be in good shape. There's no telling whether it will truly appreciate in value, but $25,000 isn't that outrageous for a car with a known celebrity link that comes with all kinds of extra stuff. Some of that stuff includes a Revell scale model kit, a copy of the "Travolta Fever" double LP, and various other pieces signed by George Barris. You're guaranteed to draw a crowd at your local car show with this thing, even if you're parked next to a Bandit Trans Am.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Suddenly I feel like I want to barf.............
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't Travolta Fever the infection in '28 Days Later'?
      • 7 Years Ago
      According to the VIN in the listing, it is a 1971.

      http://www.decodethis.com/VINDecoded/tabid/53/Default.aspx?vin=224871L101401

      224871L101401

      If George Barris built it in 1979, it could make sense. He could have used a cheap, emmissions exempt 1971 car and gave it the looks of a new one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      John Travolta has no link to this type of car. I don't think his character in Saturday Night Fever even had (or needed) a driver's license. A more suitable persona would have been Burt Reynolds.

      I'm a 70s icon myself (see pic). When is someone going to roll out a new Sleestak clothing line or something?
      • 7 Years Ago
      If its a 6.6 litre T/a with a 4 speed, its worth it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I will outbid the highest bidder just so I can burn it, oh but wait a minute, there's not even one bidder never mind a high one. A car you couldn't even sell to a blind person!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is the anti-Prius.

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        • 7 Years Ago
        Meaning what, priusguy?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Meaning it makes its torque with fuel (lots of it) and is the offical ride of badasses (well, before the mods). A Prius is all practical, and attempts to help the environment. Whereas a Firebird/Trans-Am could probably run on endangered animals, and rain forests.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think the Firebird probably runs on a few blue whales too...

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        • 7 Years Ago
        Not really. This car and a Prius have alot in common, driving either one will make you look like a dork.