Since I just did the story on the Tire Bird last January, I updated that article with all the info...
but put this note here so you can learn about it if you'd like.
https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/01/bf-goodrich-was-so-sure-radial-ta-was.html for the full story on the Tire Bird, and this one Promotional Sale car that was fortunately snapped up by the editor of Popular Hot Rodding. The car had been mistreated by some BDG meathead, who drove it without oil, and it was up for grabs. Using his connections with GM, he got an LS6 454 and dropped it in. The next owner put on a 2 barrel, and changed the trans to an auto, and let his daughter use it in high school. Yeah, ain't that nuts!