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Your Ridiculously Awesome Pontiac Firebird Wallpaper Is Here

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Weekend WallpaperPut these on your desktop to look cool and awesome.

Some may call it sacrilege, but I actually found the Pontiac Firebird to be the prettier, albeit more overlooked sister of the Chevrolet Camaro. Especially in the second generation, when you could get that silly and wonderful flaming chicken on the hood. But now you can have the tailpipes right on your computer.

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The second generation of the Firebird was a tale of triumph and tragedy. Triumph, because you could originally get a 370 horsepower V8 when it first debuted. And tragedy, because by 1974 the base model was a measly 100 horsepower I6. That wasn't really GM's fault, but a product of the new emissions regulations and the limitations of the technology of the time.

Either way, it looks like only pure power is coming out the back of these beasts.

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Photo credit Brandon Minieri. Used with permission. For more of his work, check out his Flickr page. For a desktop version, click here.

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