Firebird Man: 1972 Pontiac Firebird Esprit
I kinda don't get all the hoopla surrounding GM's resurrected F-body, in particular the decision to draw exclusively from the first-generation Camaro — which always seemed to me a somewhat lame knee-jerk response to the '64½ Mustang — when the second-generation Firebird/Camaro twins were an absolute revelation. Especially in their earliest, cleanest, most unadorned incarnations, these were utterly gorgeous cars, their subsequent subjugation to the evil forces of '70s decalcomania notwithstanding.
This bone-stock Esprit is a perfect and stunning example. I cannot for the life of me understand why these are going for twenty-five grand and dude can't even get seven for this. WTF.
Click on the pic to check out the auction.