Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Tego‘s „Fast & Furious“ (diecast 1:18, Greenlight)

  • Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Tego‘s „Fast & Furious“ (from 1978)
  • Greenlight
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • black
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Legend: The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a true legend in the world of American muscle cars. It belongs to the generation of Firebird models built from 1970 to 1981. This special model highlight represents the heyday of Pontiac and the era of powerful and stylish vehicles. The development of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am took the predecessor model Pontiac Firebird further and made it even more famous and coveted by car enthusiasts. Exciting technical details and the skills of designer Bill Mitchell and engineer John DeLorean played a crucial role in the development of this iconic vehicle.

Technically, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am impresses with its powerful V8 engine, which could reach up to 325 horsepower. With an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in about 6 seconds, this car was the epitome of power and dynamism. The vehicle was mostly equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission or a 3-speed automatic. Other outstanding features include the aerodynamics of the car and the distinctive "Shaker Hood." Interestingly, the car, also known from the movie “Smokey and the Bandit”, gained popularity outside of racing. Two important events from 1970 provide an interesting contextualization: the release of the successful global music album "Let It Be" by the Beatles and the first unmanned flight of a prototype space shuttle, marking the era of space travel.

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Greenlight Miniature Model of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

For detail-oriented collectors, the 1/18 scale model of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am by Greenlight is a fascinating collectible. This model owned by Modelly member "Stingrayman" stands out for its precise craftsmanship and high-quality representation of the original. It is made of durable die-cast material and impresses with the authentic details, whether it's the characteristic "Shaker Hood" or the yellow stripes on the front.

The model showcases a carefully replicated black body with the iconic golden flaming eagle on the hood, accurately capturing the design of the original. The golden accents give the model an extra touch of luxury and authenticity. Another highlight of this miniature is the precise and distinctive rims, whose fine details in the 1/18 scale reproduction are particularly striking.

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Film Appearance of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am of this model is particularly known from the movie “Smokey and the Bandit” from 1977. The film features a series of exciting chases across the USA. The main character Burt Reynolds, also known as “Bandit” played by Burt Reynolds himself, drives the car and tries to smuggle a massive beer shipment on his dangerous journey. Meanwhile, Sheriff Buford T. Justice, played by Jackie Gleason, tirelessly pursues the Bandit. The car itself is shown in numerous action-packed scenes and significantly contributes to the film's aesthetics.

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Model's Attractiveness and Care Tips for Collectors

The 1/18 scale model of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is made of durable die-cast material and is long-lasting and detailed. Collectors appreciate this precision, capturing every detail of the original. The intricate design of the golden stripes and the eagle on the hood is particularly impressive. For collectors, one important aspect is the proper care of the model – regular dusting and careful handling help preserve its condition. Similarly, the half-opened side window adds an extra authentic look and truly makes the model a highlight. The perfect place for this jewel in the model car collection is a showcase, ideal for proudly displaying a collector's pride and joy.


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