Front end pencils concepts for the 1976 Pontiac Sunbird.

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Front end pencils concepts for the 1976 Pontiac Sunbird.

Postby stage169 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:47 pm

GM Designer Bill Michalak http://deansgarage.com/2013/gm-designer-bill-michalak/

I'm not really seeing it but he pegged the drawing. Sunbird came out in 76 but maybe this drawing is before the rectangle headlight? Brian
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Re: Front end pencils concepts for the 1976 Pontiac Sunbird.

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Great find man.

To me it look's like someone was trying to come up with the Astre front end.
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Re: Front end pencils concepts for the 1976 Pontiac Sunbird.

Postby stage169 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:56 am

You're right! I wonder how early each division found out they were getting the 2nd gen H? It would be nice to talk to Bill and see what he could tell us. Brian
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Re: Front end pencils concepts for the 1976 Pontiac Sunbird.

Postby Monza Harry » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:47 pm

To me I see 4 with a strong '70's Grand Prix influence and 1 with a modern Poncho look ('99 Bonneville?) crossed with a mid '70's Grand Am .
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