May 03, 2009

The Bird Has Flown

It's the end of the line for Pontiac, which is sad news for the owner of the Pontiac-Buick dealership in Bartlesville. "It's a wonderful car company with a lot of heritage and I'm disappointed to see that come to an end," says third-generation car dealer David Oakley, Jr. "We've sure sold a lot of Pontiacs over the years."

Yes they have. Including this red Firebird, more than (gulp) a quarter-century ago.

"It will be sad to think that you won't ever be able to get a GTO or Firebird kind of car with the Pontiac emblem on it," Oakley says. I tend to agree.