Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1976
PontiacFirebirdTransAm1976.jpg

Origin

Pontiac

Type

Car

Effects

When driven up past speeds of 50km, the symbol on the hood (and all things that are not the body, from pin stripes, to words, to headlights, etc.) glows, then the sides of the car are then set on fire, though it doesn't damage the car or the passengers inside it. If the car is in a accident, the car covers itself in flame, and when it goes out it has repaired itself completely.

Downsides

In order for either effect to be used, the car needs to absorb energy from any near by source, which means it'll drain other cars and even put a whole city block out of power.

Activation

Driving the car past 50km, or getting into an accident.

Collected by

Artie Nielson & Mr. Kipling

Section

Ford-1908

Aisle

990-1159

Shelf

Floor display

Date of Collection

July.17.2013

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Origin[edit | edit source]

The Pontiac Firebird was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the automaker's platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. This coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform with another pony car, the Ford Mustang.

The vehicles were powered by various four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and V8 engines sourced from several GM divisions. While primarily Pontiac-powered until 1977, Firebirds were built with several different engines from nearly every GM division until 1982 when GM began to discontinue engines it felt were unneeded and either spread successful designs from individual divisions among all divisions or use new engines of corporate architecture.

Today[edit | edit source]

Arite caught a ping in Atlanta where sections of the city went without power for over 30 minutes, and also found a video clip of a Pontiac that seemed to light itself on fire when it was being driven in street races in the same area of the blackouts. Of course other people pegged it as special effects, but the Warehouse decided to check it out. Mr. Kipling was asked by Artie to come along, as one man dealing with a bunch of street racers alone was not a good idea.

So they headed to Atlanta, trying to find when the next street race was going to happen. They managed to find out that the police had caught one of the racers, and they went over to interview him. During the interview they found out that the car actually lit itself on fire once it pushed itself past a certain speed limit; though at one point in a private street race, the car got into an accident and repaired itself, but any other cars would have their batteries drained. Artie came up with the theory that at one point the car either manifested the ability through the sheer thought of the idea of the Firebird, or an owner somehow granted it its ability. Also, they found out that the next race would take place near a hospital, which would be really bad for those on life support. So after tracking down sights of the car, they managed to block the racer from actually participating in the race. The owner of the car was pissed, but when explained what his car did and the fact that he was racing near a hospital, his mood changed. After tense negotiations, they took the car, but gave the driver a check so he could buy and repair another one. The car was then towed back to the Warehouse.

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