http://firebird.gttransmissions.com/iboard...dex.php?act=idxOriginally posted by Kwik@May 16 2004, 07:49 PM
GM could learn a thing or two from the old Trans Am. General public opinion isn't exactly on the new GTO's side and it may not last very long. In contrast at the height Trans Ams sold over 50,000 per year, year after year in the Smokey & The Bandit era, reaching a high of 117,108 in 1979, a level the GTO never reached. Heck Pontiac sold over 50,000 T/As in 1980 and that was in a recession year with a 10 year old design and the little 4.9 turbo.
GM let the F body get subservient to the Vette. Eventually GM got indifferent to the F body and neglected it, pricing it higher each year as sales fell. Pontiac had their most success when they had their own engines and were aloowed to do their own thing. GM should see the virtue of having an original design, rather than warming up someone else's idea (Opel/Monaro). Just my 2 cents.