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Pontiac Firebird registered MIY 600

  • 12-10-2013 3:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ John Larkin


    I'm trying to find if a Pontiac Firebird registered MIY 600 that I owned back in the 1980s is still around. I'd be grateful for any leads.

    John Larkin.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,880 Kaiser D


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    Would this be it?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,941 Mod ✭✭✭✭ macplaxton


    Kaiser D wrote: »
    Would this be it?

    Doubt it, that one in the pics is 82-D-970?


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ John Larkin


    It was a 1973 model like the one in the picture here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,880 Kaiser D


    Ah, I see.

    I've just out the reg into carsireland and it yielded no results, so not been on the road for some time now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭ Capri


    Metallic mid-green or grey :confused:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ John Larkin


    Capri wrote: »
    Metallic mid-green or grey :confused:


    It was grey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭ Capri


    It was grey.

    Chap in Strand rd, Baldoyle owned that before/after you but I havn't seen it since he owned it.:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Aidan1976


    "Metallic mid-green or grey?"

    Hello lads. This line intrigues me, any info on the metallic mid-green car? I own a '71 Pontiac Firebird, was originally this colour (Pontiac called it "Limekist Green"), with green interior. Original specs: 350ci V8, TH350 auto, power steering, manual disk brakes, deluxe steering wheel, no air con.


    Cheers, Aidan


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Aidan1976


    Car has no registration plates so am very interested in learning anything about it - history, possible previous owner stories etc. Want to post a pic of what a minter looks like, will post some brochure photos of the car once permissible to do so.

    Also have orig. Dublin reg '70 Firebird Formula 400, black (originally dark green, "Verdoro Green"), 7272 IK. Got them as a package.

    Any info on these cars from the '70s & '80s periods greatly appreciated.


    Cheers, Aidan


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Aidan1976


    Here is a photo of the 1971 Firebird featured in "The 1971 Performance Cars" Pontiac showroom brochure, in either Code 42 "Limekist Green" or Code 43 "Tropical Lime":

    http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/pontiac/71perf/bilder/13.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    Aidan1976 wrote: »
    Car has no registration plates so am very interested in learning anything about it - history, possible previous owner stories etc. Want to post a pic of what a minter looks like, will post some brochure photos of the car once permissible to do so.

    Also have orig. Dublin reg '70 Firebird Formula 400, black (originally dark green, "Verdoro Green"), 7272 IK. Got them as a package.

    Any info on these cars from the '70s & '80s periods greatly appreciated.


    Cheers, Aidan

    Hi Aidan.

    Here is a photo of 7272IK.
    It was owned at this time by the manager of the service station in Deansgrange. I'm quite sure his surname was Towson.
    He should be easy to track down.
    He later had a white '79 Trans Am 6.6L.

    I hope this helps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Aidan1976


    Hi Aidan.

    Here is a photo of 7272IK.
    It was owned at this time by the manager of the service station in Deansgrange. I'm quite sure his surname was Towson.
    He should be easy to track down.
    He later had a white '79 Trans Am 6.6L.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks Kevin mate, helps heaps, will be taking a trip to Deansgrange then! Slowly putting the pieces together regarding the history of this one.

    Now, to only obtain some info on the lowly '71 Firebird standard model...If anyone out there can assist, please join in the thread! Or maybe I'll start a new one...

    Thanks lads.


    Cheers, Aidan


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Aidan1976


    Forgot to mention that the car has the Trans Am front spoiler and wheel flares added to it in that photo, and is re-sprayed black (bet the Trans Am rear spoiler and wheel arch flares were also added).


    Cheers, Aidan


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    Is there any chance that this is your other car?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Aidan1976


    Is there any chance that this is your other car?

    Hey mate, again thanks for the photo. Yes, I remember discussing this car before, but unfortunately it is not that one. That white '71 Firebird had a factory blue interior (looks like it has a vinyl top too...?), and the car I have has no sunroof and details as follows:

    - "Limekist Green" (Code 42)
    - "Jade" (green) Standard Interior (Code 206). Triple green car.
    - 350ci 2-Barrel V8, with TH350 auto. Single exhaust.
    - Manual windows, no air-con.
    - 14" Honeycomb wheels (which were introduced in the 1971 model year)

    20,047 V8 base model Firebirds built in 1971.


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