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1967 Pontiac Firebird - the Consolation Prize

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In the mid-1960s, John DeLorean waged a battle within GM to get approval for a 2-seat Pontiac sports car. The preproduction concept of this car was the Banshee I. It was a beautiful car that would have found the perfect home at Pontiac which was at that time transforming into GM's youthful performance oriented division. After-all a sporty 2-seater sports car was just what Pontiac needed to complete it's car lineup which consisted of some very sporty full-size cars and Pontiac's mid-size muscle car, the GTO. Unfortunately the top brass at GM saw a Pontiac 2-seat sports car as too much of a threat to the Corvette which was GM's crown jewel.

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