Want real metal provenance? W.A.S.P. guitarist’s ’87 Firebird can be yours for $one,500!: Rocker’s F-body demands some TLC, of course, but it is autographed by Chris Holmes

Rocker’;s F-body needs some TLC, of course, but it is autographed by Chris Holmes



By: Murilee Martin on 3/20/2014

The third-generation Pontiac Firebird scored rather higher on the Los Angeles Metal-O-Meter™ scale back in the 1980s, and so it helps make sense that the guitarist for W.A.S.P., Chris Holmes, would get a single at the height of his fame. He quit the band in 1989, but not just before recording some quite Firebird-acceptable rock. 27 many years later on, Chris Holmes’; 1987 Pontiac Firebird is for sale, and the price tag is really realistic.

These of you who read my Venture Vehicle Hell series know that I am one thing of a connoisseur of hooptied-out automobiles that call for far more optimism than sense to tackle, and this 1 is a prime example of the breed. The interior is completely trashed, the flip-signal stalk seems to be held in location with a shoelace, the bodywork has had a lot of encounters with huge concrete objects, and the engine… nicely, we should assume that a guitarist who emerged from the same Southern California metal milieu that gave us Guns N’; Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Ratt wasn’;t specifically gentle on the throttle after a evening drinking peppermint schnapps at The Body Store in 1988. But so what? Little-block Chevy engine parts are low cost, F-entire body body parts are so commonplace at junkyards that you could use them as roofing material, and any half-decent upholstery shop could make the interior excellent as new.

The hood is autographed by Chris Holmes, so you are going to want to leave that alone when you get the car repainted. “I adore this car. It was my baby.” Talk about provenance! Driving this car, you will really feel like it’;s 1990 and you’;ve acquired Lita Ford in the passenger seat and a limitless rock ‘n’; roll highway stretching in front of you.

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