now that is a sunbird.
The sun inside the S is epic.
That emblem was probably the best thing on the whole car. If the corrosion problems didn'tkill 'em, the mechanical problems did. That cable clutch control was a very bad idea. Pair that with the terrible engines that came from the engine plant, and you had a recipe for disaster.An old friend of mine who worked at the engine plant told me that if they had four good units leave the plant, that was a good day. And the switch to an electric fuel pump didn't help much either. By the time Oldsmobile rolled out the Ferenza that same year, word already got out about the quality problems with the Sunbird. My BIL bought a new Ferenza, and he got saddled with more than his share of problems that I've outlined here. Not six months after he bought it, he traded the Olds in for an '81 Toronado deisel. After buying two GM lemons, he switched to Ford, and never looked back. It's a wonder how GM. made it throughthe early '80's without folding.
In high school my buddy and I cruised all over the place in his mom's brown 1979 Sunbird.
Good luck finding a replacement hubcap.
Nice find !
Such a neat car, I want it so bad!
This thing is so dang sick. Can't wait to find one now.
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