Callaway Firebird

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C8Bruce
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Callaway Firebird

Post by C8Bruce » Sun May 20, 2012 11:35 pm

I'm a new member. I've read about a lot of fantastic cars on this forum!

I own a 1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula that Callaway Cars put the complete C8 package (except the Aero Body) on. It is the only one they ever did. I read an article in March 1994 Motor Trend about the C8 Camaro. I contacted Callaway and they said they would put the package on a Firebird. I liked the interior and body of the Firebird. I had the car drop-shipped direct from the factory to Old Lyme. I received it on March 17, 1995 complete with Supernatural 400/383, headers (ceramic coated), Supernatural exaust system, Honker intake, Suspension (3/4'" lowered), F40 Brembo brake package and Hurst short-throw shifter installed at the factory. I liked the look of the Corvette ZR1 wheels on this body over the Callaway alloys so I requested them installed at the factory also.

In September of 1996 it went back to Old Lyme for the 435/383 upgrade. It came back in January, 1997.

In April, 1997 Mike Zoner and Bill Prout (then director of marketing) met me and picked up the car to be the subject of a promotional article in Sports Car International magazine. It was published in the Aug/Sept issue. They shipped another set of rims for me to put on for the article since they were prompting those at the time.

I have always kept it garaged, drive it only on sunny Southern California weekends and to local car shows. It has 60,000 miles, and it is in near new condition.

This is the only Firebird Callaway built. It is a beautiful, powerful, well-ballanced machine. A real joy to drive.
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Dakota Aero
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by Dakota Aero » Mon May 21, 2012 12:51 am

Hey Bruce, great car, very unusual, thanks for sharing! I bet you have surprised some cruisers!

DA
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by Jeroenvgfn » Mon May 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Bruce,

Welcome, very cool car , all about the Camaro and Corvette but never seen a Callaway Firebird :cool
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by Brangeta » Tue May 29, 2012 4:17 pm

INCREDIBLE!

I've been waiting for years with my fingers crossed that this car would someday show up here. :thumb1

More pics! :jsmile I'd love to see a closeup of the brakes. The Callaway build sheet would be awesome too.
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by BIGJOHN » Tue May 29, 2012 5:32 pm

You should see the Trans Am that is in the shop right now!!!
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by Brangeta » Tue May 29, 2012 7:31 pm

I should! Make it happen Big John!!! :thumbs
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by BIGJOHN » Tue May 29, 2012 8:10 pm

It is a black 2002 supercharged!
I don't like taking photos when they are very very busy!
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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by C8Bruce » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:24 am

Hey Brangeta, I'll get more pictures, the build sheet and a PDF of the magazine article posted hopefully this weekrnd. Sorry for the late reply.
Thanks for your interest!

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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by C8Bruce » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:27 am

Is the supercharged Trans Am at the Callaway shop? Would like to see pictures when it's finished.

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Re: Callaway Firebird

Post by BIGJOHN » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:26 pm

C8Bruce wrote:Is the supercharged Trans Am at the Callaway shop? Would like to see pictures when it's finished.
It was last week!!!
It's not mine!
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