Pontiac Firebird by Hot Wheels
by Doug Breithaupt
The first Pontiac Firebird produced by Hot Wheels was a 1967 convertible,
offered in the first series of models that hit the stores in 1968. I remember
buying one shortly thereafter and it has been a favorite ever since. While
slightly customized, the '67 Firebird was much like the sexy new pony car
that could be seen on the streets. While GM has now put the Firebird to
sleep, Hot Wheels continues to offer new versions of this much loved car.
The latest for 2005 is the 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. During the 37
years in between, Hot Wheels has produced eleven more Firebirds for a total
of thirteen versions of Pontiac's most famous model. Here they are.
Pontiac Firebird Funny Car
I almost missed this recent Firebird Funny Car.
Fortunately a reader reminded me that this makes
a lucky 13th Firebird by Hot Wheels.