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Since I was a child and after watching the TV series “Knight Rider” I had the dream of owning a 3rd generation Pontiac Firebird. My dream became a reality in May 2005 when I found the car on eBay.

The seller was local and I was able to arrange a visit to see the car first hand prior to bidding. The black Pontiac Firebird was in very good condition for its age; still sporting its original paint job.

Last Update:

May 8, 2011 - New Pictures

video View 8 new pictures of the new paint job - Black with the bottom painted silver. New bird decals and Transam logos were applied. The pontiac emblem on the middle of the taillights was repainted. The wheels were fully restored and new center caps with the firebird logo were installed.

April 4, 2009 - More Pictures

video View 5 new pictures of the replica

May 31, 2007 - More Pictures

video View 3 new pictures of the replica

May 23, 2007 - External Knight Rider Replica/Conversion Finished - My 1989 Firebird is now "KITT", from the 1980's TV show "Knight Rider"

video View the 2009 video taken in Emmitsburg, MD
video View the video of the replica
video View the new video of the replica
Video View the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Commercial
Video View another Third Generation Pontiac Firebird Commercial
video View 4 new pictures

June 2, 2006 - The car was painted! - The original paint was showing its age. I took the car to Maaco. I am keeping the car the same color.

I will never forget when I asked the owner to let me hear the engine. He invited me to sit down in the "cockpit" (the interior of the firebird was designed taking a business Learjet as a model) and he proceeded to turn the ignition key on.

After a few second of hearing the engine roar, and feeling the vibration generated by the 3 inch stainless steel Borla Cat-Back exhaust system, the natural question that came out of my mouth was: “Why are you selling this car?” He answered: “Because I have a newer Pontiac Firebird”, he pointed at his garage, and there it was a shinning red and fairly new 4th generation Pontiac Firebird-Transam.

I smiled… and thought to myself: “Here I am, looking to get an old Pontiac firebird, after selling my 1999 Pontiac Firebird-Transam, total opposite.”...but hey, dreams are dreams.

I bid on the car and a few days later and after the eBay auction ended. I was the happy owner of a black 1989 Pontiac Firebird. I drove the car from the previous owner’s house headed to my mechanic's shop. My dad followed me in his car, and he later told me that the Firebird look really nice on the road.

Oscar Gagliardi, Jr.


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