Body Type:Hard Top
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: RWD
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Rare factory Marina Turquoise, Turquoise interior and Ivory vinyl top. 66' date coded 389 engine professionally rebuilt to stock specifications, date coded 66 Tri Power induction system with rebuilt and re-calibrated Rochester carbs with bills to show, rebuilt power steering box, new engine bay wiring, date coded and NOS parts throughout, new heater core, all new fluids, stainless tips, new gas tank, lines, radiator reconditioned and powder coated, new GM hoses, tower clamps, new brakes, lines and clips, master cylinder, brake booster, original 3.23 rear gears rebuilt, transmission rebuilt, suspension rebuilt, new shocks, end links, poly bushings, etc.,
Chassis & Body:
PPG Base Coat/Clear Coat, bare metal re-spray, correct code L Marina Turquoise, professionally color sanded and polished, dash area color sanded and polished, original 1/4 panels, original floors, date coded glass, all exterior trim re-polished or re-plated, new door handles, new weather stripping, emblems, mirrors, bumpers, headlights, headlight bezels, wheel lip moldings, new Year One Ivory vinyl top, exterior amber lenses replaced, all new 14x7 Rallye 1 wheels, new trim rings, caps and lugs, new Coker Silvertown Redline tires.
New Ames seat covers, correct code 220 Turquoise, 80/20 loop carpet, dash face restored to new, all gauges in working order, reconditioned and working retractable deluxe seat belts, new sill plates, pedal trim, package tray, restored center console with working vacuum gauge, deluxe custom wood wheel restored, new door handles, trim screws, GTO embroidered floor mats, repro rubber floor mats, restored original Delco AM radio, all interior lights in working order, new interior wiring, inner door mechanisms, restored original jack set, new Ames trunk mat with spare tire cover, absolutely nothing left untouched.
Documentation: Pontiac Historical Services documentation, receipts and assorted awards. Also, original 4 bbl intake comes with the car.
If you're an automotive engineer being tormented by an immortal being made of fire, then wouldn't you think it best to have a custom coupe called the FireBreather for your getaway car? That's the FireBreather in the image above, adorned by the red wings that once fronted the Pontiac Firebird, running away from a black cloud of evil in a trailer for the movie Jinn.
The Jinn is eternal evil, always waiting for the chance to make things float across rooms before going on homicidal urban rampages. The FireBreather is a Gen-V Chevrolet Camaro - from the V6 to the ZL1 - that's been through Classic Design Concepts' extensive list of exterior and interior modifications, including entirely new front and rear fascias and side skirts, sway bars and springs, Pirelli P Zeroes and an available Edelbrock supercharger.
The movie - FireBreathing chase scenes and all - was shot in Monroe, Michigan. You can watch the trailer below, but since the FireBreather only get a couple of seconds on screen, you can find out more about it on Street Legal TV and its official site.
The repairs needed for the faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata continue to expand. Toyota initially announced a recall of 766,300 vehicles equipped with the bad part on June 11 as a followup to a campaign from 2013. Soon after, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary evaluation into five automakers who also used the component in their models. Now, NHTSA has released the official announcement of the latest Toyota recall listing 844,277 affected cars, including the newly added 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe.
While NHTSA's document didn't include a model-by-model breakdown, General Motors spokesperson Alan Adler estimated to Autoblog that roughly 85,000 Vibes in the US would be covered under the latest recall. Like the rest of the affected models, the airbag inflator could rupture in a crash causing the bag not to work correctly, possibly spraying metal fragments at the occupant.
Toyota spokesperson Cindy Knight told Autoblog that the reason for the disparity between the earlier press release and NHTSA document was that Toyota was continuing to comb through VINs to create a list of affected vehicles. The original number was an estimate of that process at the time. Scroll down to the recall report from NHTSA.
According to two separate reports in The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching investigations into 550,000 Pontiac G6 (pictured above) and 320,000 Honda Odyssey (pictured right) models. The G6 models are all from the 2005 to 2007 model years, while the Odyssey minivans are from the 2003 and 2004 model years. The two NHTSA probes are not related.
In the case of the G6, this is an upgrade to an original investigation that started in February after NHTSA received "hundreds of reports" that the brake lights on these cars may malfunction. According to The Detroit News, the lights may come on when the brake pedal is not depressed, and likewise, the brake lights may not illuminate when the pedal has been pushed. General Motors was able to provide NHTSA with a significant number of warranty claims, including 1,100 reports that could potentially relate to this problem, one of which indicates a vehicle crash.
For Honda, the NHTSA probe concerns airbags that may deploy unexpectedly. The government agency received six complaints from 2003-04 Odyssey owners saying that the front airbags suddenly went off without a crash. The Detroit News reports that three of the six owners sustained injuries from these incidents. Additionally, NHTSA has received 41 complaints from owners saying the vehicle's airbag warning light had illuminated.