This is the HPI 1978 Pontiac Firebird Body.
One of the original muscle cars, the Pontiac Firebird had a long and storied history, with its popularity peaking in the late 70’s after the release of a certain Hollywood movie featuring the original of this car; the enormously successful black ‘Bandit’ version with gold detail, flared air dams and that famous ‘shaker’ hood! Features:
- Premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grill, tail lights, official logos and more - for a perfect finish with a lot of details
- High quality, crystal clear polycarbonate with excellent dimensional stability and impact resistance, for extra strength and longer life
- Clear, easy-peel overspray paint film makes painting quick and easy
- Pre-marked body post holes for easy mounting on HPI cars
- Officially licensed body
Originally released as a 1967 modelnd sharing the Chevrolet Camaro chassis, the Pontiac Firebird used a variety of engines from different General Motors divisions to keep its reputation as one of the original ‘pony cars’. In the 1978 modelear, you could choose a base V6 or one of 5 different V8 engines making up to 200 horsepower.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pontiac, the Special Edition was offered to the public in 1976, using black paint with gold accents, add-on lower body panels and more. The popularity of the gold-on-black Special Edition was immeasurably boosted by its starring role in the epic hit movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, and the car would forever be known unofficially as the ‘Bandit’ edition!
HPI’s replica of this iconic Hollywood motoring legend takes all the familiar shapes and lines and shrinks them down to 1/10th scale to fit on your RC touring car chassis! A huge vinyl pre-cut decal sheet comes with all of the good stuff: official Pontiac and Special Edition logos -even the gold firebird and pin-striping that made the ‘Bandit’ edition one of the most highly coveted cars of the 70’s!
Like all HPI bodies, the ’78 Firebird comes with a clear protective overspray film, window masks and a large pre-cut decal sheet. This body also has drill locations marked for HPI touring car chassis, making it easy to line up the body mount and antenna holes.
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