YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, May 5, 2013
Been passing by this car, parked in a North Tonawanda driveway, for months now. Maybe years. And I always assumed it was a Pontiac 2000 from the early 1980s. Wrong. It’s a 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza GT. Maybe this was a big part of GM’s problem in the 1980s (and beyond) — giving little-disguised versions of every car to almost every division, which basically meant they were competing against themselves. And you can see the quality here, and how well this GT aged. Yikes! A blow-up poster of today’s Pic car should be on the wall of every GM styling studio as a reminder. I’ll say one thing for this dull black hatchback though. It’s rarer than rare. Only 783 of them were produced. And yet, it’s probably not worth what it would cost to restore it. Too bad. As you can see below, it did look better with paint, and with all the parts attached.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know