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YAK Car Pic of the Day

No, you’re not seeing double. These two red 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertibles were photographed six-months and 1,500 miles apart — the rear end shot this past June on Grand Island, the other view in Killeen, Texas last January. The ’67 ‘Bird, you may recall, was Pontiac’s thinly-disguised version of the Chevrolet Camaro. The front, I’d say, an improvement over the Chevy while the rear looks like it was hastily put together under deadline to somewhat resemble a Pontiac. Salewswise it was no contest: there were about 246,000 Camaros produced, to Pontiac’s 82,558 Firebirds — and together they didn’t even come close to Ford’s 472,121 Mustangs. To this day the Mustang/Camaro sales race rages on, while the Pontiac nameplate has been relegated to that great scrapheap in the sky. — Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

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