HPI 1978 Pontiac Firebird Body - 200mm

Brand: HPI

Part Number: HPI-107201

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One of the original muscle cars, the Pontiac Firebird had a long and storied history, with its popularity peaking in the late 70's after the release of a certain Hollywood movie featuring the original of this car, the hugely successful black ‘Bandit' version with gold detail, flared air dams and that famous ‘shaker' hood!

Originally released as a 1967 model and sharing the Chevrolet Camaro chassis, the Pontiac Firebird used various engines from different General Motors divisions to keep its reputation as one of the original ‘pony cars'. In the 1978 model year, you could choose a base V6 or one of 5 different V8 engines making up to 200 horsepower. To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pontiac, the Special Edition was offered to the public in 1976, using black paint with gold accents, add-on lower body panels and more. The popularity of the gold-on-black Special Edition was immeasurably boosted by its starring role in the smash hit movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit', and the car would forever be known unofficially as the ‘Bandit' edition!

Our replica of this iconic Hollywood motoring legend takes all the familiar shapes and lines and shrinks them down to 1/10th scale to fit on your RC touring car chassis! A huge vinyl pre-cut decal sheet comes with all of the good stuff: official Pontiac & Special Edition logos and even the gold firebird and pin-striping that made the ‘Bandit' edition one of the most highly coveted cars of the 70's!

Like all HPI bodies, the '78 Firebird comes with a clear protective overspray film, window masks and a large pre-cut decal sheet. The body also has drill locations marked for HPI touring car chassis, making it easy to line up the body mount and antenna holes.Premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grill, tail lights, official logos and more - for a perfect finish with a lot of details High quality, crystal clear polycarbonate with excellent dimensional stability and impact resistance, for extra strength and longer life Clear, easy-peel overspray paint film makes painting quick and easy Pre-marked body post holes for easy mounting on HPI cars Officially licensed bodyGet ‘Eastbound and down' with this replica of the famous 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am!
  • Brand: HPI
  • Part No: HPI-107201
  • Width: 200mm
  • Painted: Clear
  • Fitment: Option Part

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Peter H - 11th October 2016

Awesome Piece of kit!

Will this body fit a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. Which wheels and tyres do I need?
Asked by Nigel Sykes on 29th August 2017

Yes, it would fit the TT-02 fine - you may wish to use some 3-6mm offset wheels to space it correctly on the width.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Will this fit a maveric strada.. and is it painted
Asked by Adam Slater on 30th October 2018

Yes, it should be fine on your strada.  It is clear.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Hi, Would it fit the Tamiya MF-01x? Thanks.
Asked by Brad on 14th May 2019

These are 255mm wheelbase - so are likely too long for your MF-01X

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

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