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Inside were Custom trim and other refinements. Bryan was drawn in by the styling, dealer-added side stripes and the light colored interior that would help ward off the Texas heat. Despite interest rates hovering at ridiculous highs, for $9,100 they became the proud owners of this 1 981 Esprit. It remained craftsman garage door remote 41a4315 7d daily driver for nearly a decade, and it moved with him and his wife from Dallas to Houston in 1 They kept the Firebird even when their daughter Erica was born in 1 986 and the need for more rear seat room became readily apparent.
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