'80 Firebird Esprit - Affordable Classic

If you've ever owned or restored a classic car, you'll no doubt know that it can be an expensive endeavor. Iconic classics such as the '57 Bel Air and '69 Camaro fetch large sums of money whenever they are sold, even in barely drivable condition. Then there's the cost of parts and labor, which must also be taken into consideration. So, how does a young enthusiast afford to get into classic cars? Thomas … Continue reading »






'89 Turbo Trans Am - Supersonic

What is the fastest production Pontiac Trans Am? This question is the source of much debate, since many factors contribute to its answer, including driver skill, altitude, and tire compound. However, there's no question that the 1989 20th Anniversary Edition Turbo Trans Am is one of the fastest T/As ever, if not the fastest. Car and Driver magazine clocked this limited-production car at a blistering 4.6-second 0-60 time, calling it "the quickest 0-60 … Continue reading »






'68 Pontiac Firebird - Serious Sleeper

When we first spotted this blue 1968 Firebird in our showroom parking lot, we thought it was simply a clean restoration project with a nice set of 17-inch wheels. That's exactly what it looks like, and exactly what owner David Willis wants you to think. However, this deceptive Pontiac proves once and for all that looks can be deceiving. What appears to be an ordinary Firebird is in fact a heavily-modified … Continue reading »






'69 Pontiac Firebird - Ahead of Schedule

If you've ever restored a car, you know that setting an accurate timeline for the project can be a difficult task. Everyone starts out ambitious, excited, and ready to complete the build as soon as possible. Then, nine times out of ten, life gets in the way. Often, the car gets rolled into a garage or covered up, not to see the light of day for years at a time. … Continue reading »






Understeer vs Oversteer

In the general sense, the Guldstrand Mod offers better cornering performance with no other changes to the stock suspension.

Technically speaking, the Guldstrand Mod maximizes the tire contact patch under cornering by moving the upper control arm pivot points down 3/4", raising the roll center and improving the camber curve. It also makes the steering more responsive because it relocates the spindle 1/4" towards the rear, causing positive caster.






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Classic Industries Resurrects Rare Firebird Z20 Appearance Package

Firebird Z20 Spoilers Rise Like a Phoenix from the Ashes of Pontiac history. While owners of early F-bodies have access to reproduction and replacement parts for virtually any limited production package conceived, owners of Pontiac's third generation Firebird and Trans Am models have had to hunt for suitable used parts at junkyards, swap meets, online auctions, and message boards. 1988 Firebird Z20 models were equipped with wheel spoilers, also called … Continue reading »