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1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Replica built on Holden HQ chassis

1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Replica in Shaker Run, Movie, 1985 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Replica built on Holden HQ chassis

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

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Raul1983 FI

2007-08-30 18:10


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dudley UK

2007-08-30 18:23


The Smiths speedo above is straight out of a mini

Star Wars Fanatic EN

2007-08-30 18:31


I think a better main picture should be used for this since it is the main vehicle of the movie, and the car is obscured.

Raul1983 FI

2007-08-30 19:07


I couldn't decide which one is the best. What would you suggest ?

garco NL

2007-08-30 20:20


The 3rd one!
But for me the current picture is also OK.

Buc84 US

2007-08-31 01:52


Car is a 1980-81 by it's "Turbo T/A" hood......but it's also now Chevy powered?

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-08-31 02:39


Possibly an NZ-built fibreglass-bodied replica based on a Holden HQ chassis. There were quite a few around. It could also be a fully tube-framed speedway car.

rjluna2 US

2007-08-31 04:56


Buc84 wrote Car is a 1980-81 by it's "Turbo T/A" hood......but it's also now Chevy powered?

I agree with Buc84, it is 1980/81 version. Probably converted to right hand drive.

rjluna2 US

2007-08-31 05:01


Front end detail can be found at /vehicle_125609-Triumph-2000-1971.html with New Zealand headlights.

antp BE

2007-08-31 12:46


garco wrote But for me the current picture is also OK.

For me too.

The Bronze SX

2007-09-01 17:45


Its a fibre glass bodied replica, based on an HQ Holden - very popular in 80's NZ

Jonnie Comet US

2011-10-09 08:07


What's interesting here is that this movie came out on the tails of the successful 'Smokey and the Bandit' series which featured a black Trans-Am. But in 'SR' Cliff Robertson as Judd Pierson makes a remark upon finding an ignition coil in the refrigerator: 'Ah, Chevrolet buffet.' The pic of Leif Garrett over the engine clear indicates it's a Chevy 350 (distributor in back); so it's not a 'real' Pontiac in any case.

The other problem I have with this movie car is that the speedo seems to be in MPH and seems to ascend REALLY fast. At one point Judd says, '...we're just cruising. I'll let you know when we're going fast.' In that scene the speedo most recently read 140. This would be fine if it'd been KPH. But the speedo clearly says 'MPH' on it, which is a bit too much of an exaggeration. On those roads I'd say 140 MPH was WAY too fast.

the bronze SX

2013-07-13 09:34


Does anyone know what happened to this car after filming? Or does anyone have, or know anyone I could contact for, more information / photos of it? It's been an obsession since my childhood.

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