We at the MWF club see and encounter all kinds of first-gen. Firebirds. But it’s on rare occasion that we ever come across a true showstopper likes this one-of-a-kind 1967 coupe. It was on display at the 2014 Chicago World of Wheels car show, held at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL and had no trouble pulling our attention. The jaw dropping ‘bird is named ‘Essence’ and was designed and built several years ago by Maurer Hot Rods, of Fairbury, IL. Sam and Bonnie Lynn are the proud owners and have accumulated more than a few national trophy awards for their stunning Pontiac. They were the ISCA International Class Champion and 2nd overall custom in the country for two straight years (2010 & 2011). The amount of time and extreme craftsmanship was readily apparent while checking out the vehicle from all angles and even underneath. From watching the restoration photo slideshow, we gathered the pair started with a worn-out red ’67 coupe and went all the way to the max to create their extreme machine. The ‘essence’ of this rolling artwork is one of perfection and attention to detail making the name of the car more than appropriate.
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