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Old 09-13-2011   #1
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Factory Poster Question

So I've been going through some of my Pontiac stuff trying to consolidate and combine and have a question to put to those of you here (i.e. George Scala and others) who are into authentic factory literature.

As such, we have the photos below:

1) These are the factory 24 x 36 factory Firebird dealership posters released by GM for 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992... and I don't mind telling you one bit I am highly chagrined that the '88 poster does not show a GTA.

You will note there is not one shown for 1987....

2) This giant 40 x 60 1987 model lineup poster shows the GTA and all the other Pontiac models for '87 while highlighting (wrongly, in my opinion) the reintroduced Bonneville.

3) This 1987 two-sided poster from GMCanada shows an illustration of two 1987 GTAs having supposedly devoured a Mustang GT and left its fascia and bones to bleach in the desert sun....having had a 225 hp 1988 Mustang GT I can tell you that this was fanciful thinking on Pontiac's part. The only way an '87 GTA could do this to a Mustang GT would have been to run it off a cliff.

The reverse of the GMCanada poster shows the entire Canadian lineup for 1987, including the GTA and the coveted Firefly.... apparently a Geo Metro Pontiac-ized for Canada.

I think I also have another fold-out 1987 poster that I've not come across yet. Still.... back to my inquiry.

I have been looking for years and years to no avail.... has anybody ever seen a 24 x 36 dealership poster for the 1987 Firebird? Walter Miller Auto Literature says they have one, but I haven't seen it and am not going to buy it sight unseen. Anybody????
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Old 09-13-2011   #2
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Re: Factory Poster Question

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2) This giant 40 x 60 1987 model lineup poster shows the GTA and all the other Pontiac models for '87 while highlighting (wrongly, in my opinion) the reintroduced Bonneville.
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I had an 87 Bonneville SE that was bought fully loaded and brand new from the dealership by my dad and I ended up with it when I was 17 (ten years later) and drove it for quite awhile before I smashed it up in typical teenage fashion. Was a damn good car and a great cruiser and never left me stranded. It would always get me home then if something was gonna break, it did it then. I even have a picture somewhere in the house of me standing by it when we first got it. Miss that car.
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Old 09-13-2011   #3
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Nice posters....Where can I get one of those for a 89 ?
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Old 09-13-2011   #4
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the "birds of prey" one is badass
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Old 09-14-2011   #5
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Re: Factory Poster Question

I know there is some copywrite issues, but anyway you can scan these???
I think some of us would love these as desktops
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Re: Factory Poster Question

I remember back in the day, when I worked at the dealership seeing those poster sitting in the dumpsters
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