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i forgot all about this and i believe that was intentional:

http://www.showrods.com/showrod_pages/travoltas_firebird.html



Firebird Fever...the only car superstar John Travolta could drive! Working closely with George Barris, Travolta came up with the ultimate macho machine just for him. Like Travolta, Firebird Fever is a true performer with its big V-8 engine, wide tires, trick fender flares and custom "Fever" whale tail. Complete with eye-catching paint, this Pontiac is just the car for the star of "Grease", "Saturday Night Fever". and "Welcome Back Kotter", John Travolta!

Custom Designed by George Barris: Detailed model, just like John Travolta's real car! Detailed Pontiac 455 engine, custom interior with Recaora seats, custom flared fenders, Racemark steering wheel, T-roof with tinted panels, opening "Shaker" hood, rear "Whale tail" spoiler, Hooker side pipes, real rubber Firestone S/S radial tires, colorful "Fever" decals, custom instrument panel.



http://www.automotivetraveler.com/i...y-auction-block&catid=38:auto-news&Itemid=210

Years before mega star John Travolta started piloting his own jumbo jet, he cruised around in ‘Travolta Fever ,’ a custom celebrity show car created just for him as his career took off. Now this piece of Americana is up for auction on eBay.

The most famous Pontiac Firebird ever to hit the streets was designed by famed car customizer George Barris who is also responsible for the Batmobile, the Munster Koach, the General Lee and the Monkee Mobile.


“Travolta Fever is an important piece of entertainment history,” says James Monroe, the car’s current owner from Ventura, Calif. “It is a time capsule that highlights the Hollywood fads of the late 70's and early 80's.”


Saturday Night Fever, the movie that catapulted Travolta to stardom and into Grease and Urban Cowboy, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.



“Hollywood promoters wanted to create a special car that would fit Travolta's superstar image and tied into Saturday Night Fever,” says Monroe. “Travolta Fever was built to promote John Travolta and his rising career.”


In 1980, when Travolta inspired a nationwide country music craze with Urban Cowboy, George Barris transformed the interior of Travolta Fever with an Urban Cowboy theme complete with appointed cowhide seats and an authentic saddle for the center console. Travolta Fever is also equipped with NASCAR-inspired, sculptured fender flares and a large rear whale tail.


Revell, the famous plastic model maker, produced and sold scale model kits of the Barris customized Firebird. In fact, John Travolta's "Firebird Fever" was one of the first celebrity car model kits ever offered by the company.


After a short time of being shown on the West Coast, Travolta Fever made its way to the Midwest, where it was leased from Barris by American car and custom hot rod designer Darryl Starbird and featured in several of his shows.


Travolta Fever, John Travolta’s custom celebrity show car, along with the TravoltaFever.com Web site are being auctioned together on eBay (Item number 160175750913).

as a bonus here's the Sweathogs Dream Machine... another car i'm sure you intentionally forgot:


obin :laugh:
 

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I remember seeing that model kit on the shelves back in the late 70's. Even then I thought it was awful.

Of course, Revell also had a model kit of Billy Carter's (President Carter's borther) "******* Power" pickup truck. Billy Beer! A life-long alcoholic, Billy Carter died of pancreatic cancer.
 

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I remember seeing that model kit on the shelves back in the late 70's. Even then I thought it was awful.

Of course, Revell also had a model kit of Billy Carter's (President Carter's borther) "******* Power" pickup truck. Billy Beer! A life-long alcoholic, Billy Carter died of pancreatic cancer.
you mean this:



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That's the one!!! Being young and Canadian, I used to see that model kit and wonder "Who the f**k is that?"
 

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That's the one!!! Being young and Canadian, I used to see that model kit and wonder "Who the f**k is that?"
Is that similar to the pickup from Cannonball Run II?

Obin said:
Firebird Fever...the only car superstar John Travolta could drive! Working closely with George Barris, Travolta came up with the ultimate macho machine just for him. Like Travolta, Firebird Fever is a true performer with its big V-8 engine, wide tires, trick fender flares and custom "Fever" whale tail. Complete with eye-catching paint, this Pontiac is just the car for the star of "Grease", "Saturday Night Fever". and "Welcome Back Kotter", John Travolta!
:laugh: awesome
 
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