Fright Rider: Weird Truck With Pontiac Firebird Body Spotted In Florida

While it may not look like much, this third-generation Pontiac Firebird featured General Motors’ most aerodynamic design ever at the time of its launch, way back in 1982.

Dropping a Firebird body on a high-riding frame and transmission without making any visual modifications, like this weird creation, however, totally negates the point.

Identifying what type of Firebird this is can be tricky, but if we were to guess, we’d say that the smaller wing design (as opposed to the wrap-around rear spoiler) and the front spoiler aesthetic point to this being a mid-80s production model (85/86). Afterwards, the previously-mentioned Aero Wing became more prominent, while the front spoiler on early models (82-84) looked completely different.

Huh? What is it good for?

We suppose that, under a very specific set of circumstances (say, the zombie apocalypse or something) you could find a use for such a contraption, but not much else. In fact, it’s its sheer weirdness that landed it on Reddit’s dedicated thread for poor car mods.

Now, believe it or not, we have seen more embarrassing-looking Firebirds in the past, such as this blue Trans Am with chrome wheel arches and a horribly-trimmed interior where the upholstery looks like it’s been sourced from an old, beaten-down couch.

As for what a successful Firebird project looks like, you might want to check out the world’s most accurate KITT replica. Maybe to some, especially those not old enough to remember the Knight Rider, it might look a bit cheesy, but a. it’s been painstakingly made with no expense spared (which is why it cost $50k), and b. it actually drives like a normal car. Oh, and it looks way better than this… thing over here.

  • Mr. EP9

    Oh Florida, you are such a treat.

    • Six_Tymes

      they know how to have fun apparently

  • Six_Tymes

    looks like something from a movie. kinda cool really

  • charlotteharry57

    Of course Florida, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it’d been other parts of the South. WHERE in Florida? Yahoosville, no doubt. Maybe it was just visiting from another Yahoosville.

  • dumblikeyou2

    why does speedy banjo music play in my head when I look at this?

  • candelaria

    Mak­e residual profit weekly… It’s a great side work opportunity for anyone… Best thing about it is that you can do this job from your house and start making $100-$2000 each week … Start now and receive your first cash by the end of this week…> HID.LI/r/v2

  • brn

    Used to see these things all the time here (not Florida). Most common was a Fiero body on a Toyota pickup (pre-Tacoma) frame.

  • Paul

    My what an ugly abortion.

  • Bash

    I want to see that green corvette parked just next to it.

  • TB


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