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Jim Suva and The Suva Files
Westchester, IL
Star Car Research
Interests: Star Cars, The Rockford Files, Knight Rider, NASCAR and Baseball.
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When the series went into syndication, the studio added stock footage of the Firebird. They used different year footage to fill in the time, that the needed to add. No care what year Firebird was used.
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James Garner's Heuer Carrera watch that he wore on "The Rockford Files" is going to auction. Here is a link to the story; https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/james-garner-heuer-carrera-watch-phillips-auction-1235126324/?fbclid=IwAR1udk_BtYw3NxKHYMIHj9MA_ZqwAL1GKSla_R5v0YXXI5CwR1WzXXW7LpQ Update 6/20/22: The collection of the late actor James Garner—primarily watches from Cartier—was a highlight of the auction, with a portion of its collective sale value... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
May I ask why you want me to remove this from my blog?
Sorry to say Pat sold the trailer a few years ago. No new pictures. Thanks for checking out my blog. Jim
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Here is an article about James Garner's customized van. In reality, it belonged to Luis Delgado. Luis was a good friend and long time business partner Mr. Garner. Jim did drive it at times. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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If you are interested in joining the The Firebird Chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland International club, see the application below. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
I have not seen one in a few years. Hope you can find one. Best of luck.
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I finally found this article, that I remembered getting back in October 1977. It was in the 1001 Van and Truck Ideas magazine. Really nice van belonging to Luis Delgado and James Garner! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at Jim Suva's Rockford Files GMC Truck
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Rockford Files 1977 Firebird Formula Tribute, For Sale A friend of mine named Dean, is selling this beautiful 1977 Rockford Files Tribute Firebird. It was born a Firebird Formula, Dean purchased it in April of 2017 and restored it to an Esprit Rockford Files Tribute Model in 2018, with a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2021 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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1970 - 1977 Replacement AM/FM Radio for Pontiac Firebird's I replaced my stock AM/FM radio with this MAX performance, model RFZ184 radio. It sounds so much better and it looks stock. It has 2 sets of RCA out jacks, a built in extension cable for you I-Pod or MP3 player... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2021 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Over the years people have asked me if I know of any Firebird's for sale, to make into Rockford Firebird's. Well a friend of mine has this 1974 Firebird Esprit 400 on ebay. I have not seen it in person, but you should check it out. https://www.ebay.com/itm/304133493934?_trksid=p2471758.m4704 The original Rockford... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2021 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
That is nice that you are going to finish up the Firebird for Bill. I am not sure, but I believe it is caramel out of those 3 options. I thought it was camel tan. The 78's had a darker interior then my 77. My color interior is doeskin. I would love to see pictures when the Car is done.
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On Friday April 30,2021 I was interviewed live on the radio, by Steven Phillips. Steven is a big Rockford Files Fan. Here is the link to the interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdFPe-i1J_U I hope you enjoy it. Jim Suva Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Very good observation.
Charles, As far as I know there were 3 cars used . A 2 door 68 Mercury in the pilot, which I do not know what happened to that car. The 2nd is the 68 four door Mercury that I wrote about, which the owner will not sell and the 3rd. This mid seventies Mercury is located in Hawaii and is being restored by the person who owns the 68 four door Mercury. The current owner is not interested in selling it either. Sorry, Jim
Thank you James for the additional information.
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My friend Bill Nawrot and I have stories about our Pontiacs in the February issue of Hemmings Classic Car magazine. Here is the link to the article: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/pontiac-people/amp?fbclid=IwAR3J-FkzTi4FnmmeYDNwnZ1ewdHCyOFAodzdDqfyJskE1Tc4_v2kcYbUP6g Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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45 Years of The Rockford Files Written by Jim Suva Black Pawn Press recently released Ed Robertson’s new book, 45 Years of The Rockford Files. This is the 3rd edition of his Rockford Files book. I have always said that the previous edition, 30 Years of The Rockford Files, is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Buckskin is the closest color that GM had in the 70's and is my Firebirds factory color. The Light Topaz/Sierra Gold is the correct color for a Rockford Firebird. Sierra Gold was a 1965 Cadillac color by GM. The LT Topaz color that I have on this blog has all the paint codes to make this Rockford Color. These codes were made by using actual paint samples from two screen used Rockford Files Firebird. Lt Toppaz and sierra Gold are the same color. Thank you for the kind words.
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From the Pontiac-Oakland International Car Club magazine, the Smoke Signals. Here is the story about James Garner's Rockford Files Firebird on Jay Leno's Garage. Guest and Rockford fan Mike Rowe takes Jim's Firebird out for a ride in Malibu. Click on thumbnails below to see larger version. I even got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
Be sure to check out next week’s episode of Jay Leno’s Garage! Mike Rowe and Jay take James Garner’s Rockford Files Firebird out for a spin! Wednesday July 8th on CNBC, 10 pm Eastern. https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/07/02/former-dirty-jobs-host-mike-rowe-and-jay-leno-admire-the-1978-pontiac-firebird.html?fbclid=IwAR2yX9wNUwoYwgr339su8H1ewLO0Zj4RtK0_TrZYgouEjs-rr4X7OoWH868 Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
I never met James Garner, so I know that feeling you have about never meeting him. I too hope to meet him someday in heaven.
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The Terminator 3 Hearse Reported by Jim Suva One of the most memorably roles for Arnold Schwarzenegger is that of the Terminator. He has starred in the first three Terminator movies as well as the latest Terminator: Dark Fate. This is a story about the Cadillac Hearse used in Terminator... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog
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Rockford Files Replica Firebird from the Netflix movie Sextuplets, is for sale on Facebook. ‎Jorge Casillas‎ to The Street Machinery Sales And Service Sunday Swap-A-Rama January 20 at 8:24 PM Replica “The Rockford Files” Gold exterior, Camel Tan vinyl interior, Pontiac V8 engine, automatic transmission. Esprit-Trans Am being the very... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Jim Suva and The Suva Files Blog