Muppet Bordello: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Redbird
Redbird? What’s a Redbird? I know what a Firebird is, but I’m not familiar with this Redbird…at least that’s what went through my head when I got this next tip from Rock On! A quick internet search later and I was an expert on Pontiac’s Colorbird offerings from the malaise era…if I could believe anything from a site curated by a hitman or another optimized for Netscape Navigator. It appears that Pontiac sold special colored versions of their TranAm starting in ’77 with the blue Skybird, followed by the ’78-’79 Redbird and ending with the ’80 Yellowbird. Today’s feature is a Redbird, which was only available with a Roman Red exterior, red cast alloy wheels, and Muppet Bordello Red interior. The number of Elmos that were tickled to death to finish that interior sickens me. Find this 1978 Pontiac Firebird Redbird offered for $6500 in Everette, WA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1978 pontiac firebird
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
1978 Pontiac Red Bird these are getting pretty rare and hard to fine only has 44,000 original miles 350 V8 automatic runs absolutely great very strong motor car has a few dents as seen in pictures be a great vehicle for somebody to restore will only go up in value $6500 is the asking price call show contact info
we have build sheet and Original contracts
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Here’s a Yellow Bird if you have never seen one.
Oh man, I thought “Muppet Bordello” was a Gogol Bordello tribute band comprised entirely of Furries. I’m not sure which interior would be more disturbing — the furries or the real one pictured above. The Elmo sentence in your write-up made me laugh out loud.
This very website did a piece on a Skybird just 4 short years ago (which I remember like yesterday so I’m clearly aging more quickly now). Until reading that article I had no idea these special editions existed:
“Of course ‘tickle me’ was a euphemism, for well you know…”
from “Elmo before he was Elmo – Living Rough on the Street”