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It's easy for me to mock the Firebirds as being way off base, but given the technology they had to work with in 1958, they did a pretty good job of looking forward. We might not have joystick steering or turbine engines, but a lot of what they were working on have come to fruition. The "sonic key" was not too dissimmilar to today's keyless entry systems. The adaptive control computer foresaw today's variable EFI mapping and throttle-by-wire systems. The Firebird's "brake anti-skid device" sounds an awful lot like ABS. There aren't sensors embedded in the road, but we have environmentally-aware systems for lane departure, parallel parking, etc.
Although what we don't have is jet fighter vertical stabilizers, which sucks.
And I still would love to experience what that joystick steering felt like. Bet it was pretty unintuitive at first crack.
AH, what the hell. I'm feeling generous, take both.
2-door wagon = cool.
2-Door Borgward Wagon? Yeah...