Rats! Simply by not reading carefully, I just lost $60K on the value of that darned Jeep! Words matter, as they say. Guess I'll stop construction of the special, temp/humidity controlled garage I was building for it and just park it back in the driveway. Thanks a LOT, @Bertone780! 😁
Hmmm - y'know, you're right @Studenorton - that makes sense. I became famous with one of our daughters-in-law for being able to pack enormous amounts of stuff (acquired from antique shops, 2nd-hand stores, and beachcombing while visiting them on the left coast) into that rig. I'm feeling better about the $60K loss. Question remains, though - do I start back on the climate-controlled garage? 🙄
It's pretty clear that what was actually printed in the article is of very little importance here, @Brandan. The responses left the reality/relevance sphere long ago and despite some attempts by a few of us, they continue to spin out of control off into the vastness of deep opinion space, and thus ultimately to who-knows-where...
My 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was Proudly Built in Norwood Ohio in May 1977.
I special ordered this car with every option GM offered including an engine block
heater. Most people thought that was strange because I lived in the desert. I had the order form and I filled it out myself in March 1977. To my best recollection,
1977 was the Only Year the Illuminated visor vanity mirror was offered, factory installed, on the RH visor, in all of Firebird production, 1967 through 2002.
Extra acoustical insulation was another option available along with the very
rare rear seat console that could be ordered on any Firebird factory installed.
Together, with A/C, super cool radiator, all power opts. AM/FM 8 track, Posi,
The Hurst T Tops put the frosting on the cake, so to speak, on this 2W87Z7N. Black and Gold Trans Am Special Edition 4 Speed 200 HP Pontiac 400 V8.
There were two large window price stickers on the door glass. Some people
save the stickers. I saved them too. . . On the original door glass which is still
safely in my bedroom closet. I purchased a new door glass right after I bought
this car. And Yes, I still own this Trans Am with only 14,800 original miles,
Never driven in rain or snow and the original Starlight Black acrylic lacquer
paint is always covered when the car is in the sun. Additionally, this Pontiac
after almost 45 years, still has the original new car smell.
Man, sounds like really a lot of fun. All 14,800 miles of it. Me? I tend to put more miles than that on most of my vehicles in every year I own them. Of course, I do regularly service my illuminated vanity visor mirror, 'cause I don't want people thinking I just buy cars to, you know, drive...