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Choose a Flight of Bird-Named Fancy for Your Dream Garage

Posted June 01, 2022 5:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: firebird studebaker

Let's change things up and do a little bird watching in this week's This or That window-shopping exercise. Did you know that more than 20 vehicles have been named after real or mythical birds? You can start building your list with the 1928 unveiling of the Stutz Blackhawk, followed by the release of the '29 Kissel White Eagle. Decades later, AMC had its own Eagle. Meanwhile, Nissan offered a Bluebird before Toyota uncaged its Tercel (pronounced ter-sell, a play on the falcon tercel pronounced ter-suhl). There were plenty more to choose from closer to home, as demonstrated by our selected flock of four currently available in the Hemmings classifieds. So, which one would you take home this week?

1973 Plymouth Road Runner Price new: $3,115 (Today's currency: $20,435)

1969 Ford Thunderbird Two-Door Landau Price new: $4,947 (Today's currency: $38,852)

1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk Price new: $3,282 (Today's currency: $32,219)

1980 Pontiac Firebird Esprit Yellowbird Price new: $6,697 (Today's currency: $24,343)

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06/06/2022 6:50 AM

In the UK in that era the car names were more military. I recollect the Triumph Herald, the Vauxhall Victor and the Hillman Avenger.

However, on the bird front there were also the Humber Hawk and the Humber Super Snipe.

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