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GM Pontiac Firebird II Concept Car

In the 1950s it seems everyone was fascinated with Space Ships. They were on TV, movies, cartoons, comic book and car designs. The Big Three were trying to out do each other with there clear canopies over the driver’s compartment, tail fins and wild shapes. Turbine engines were also going to be the wave of the future with there jet engine sound.

The 1956 GM Firebird II is both a design concept and test mule. It is no clay body on four wheels; it is a running concept car. When I spotted it at the Amelia Island Concours in the spring of 2010 it instantly took me back to my days as a kid and Popular Mechanics magazines. It seems every wild haired invention of that time always made it to Popular Mechanics. This particular car was on the cover of Motor Trend another favorite of mine.

This concept car may be pretty over the top but it does include some insight into the future of the 1967 Pontiac Firebird. You have to look closely but there are some clues of what GMs designers wanted to do that in some small way made it into production a decade or so later.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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