General Motors excitement division, surely boosted that claim with such statements as “fun to drive”, “distinctive”, and “world class”. Take a look at this rare footage, of the furor that was Pontiac for 1983. From the baby J2000 and Sunbird (when it was only called that sans roof!), the Phoenix SJ, Pontiacs reply to its corporate cousin X-11. When was the last time you saw a Phoenix of this era, let alone a manual SJ model?
The 6000 STE, which stood for “Special Touring Edition” which demanded the most advanced Pontiac to date, and of course the legendary Firebird, and Firebird Trans Am, that apparently wins races (ironically) without moving! Take those accolades as you will, this video is simply a time capsule, capturing a time less than epic for the domestic auto industry!