The GTA (along with the Formula model that was intended to fill the gap between the base model Firebird and mid-level Trans Am) was the brainchild of former Pontiac marketing manager Lou Wassel. Excellent condition, all numbers match. It also featured white-painted, five-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheels, and white leather seats and door trim. The Firebird was also used by drivers such as Del Worsham, Tim Wilkerson, Frank Pedregon, and Jerry Toliver. Engine choices consisted of an L98 5.7 L (350 ci) TPI V8 mated to GM's corporate 700R4 automatic transmission or the 5.0 L (305 ci) TPI V8. Pontiac Historical ... Super nice 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. The Trans Am GTA (Gran Turismo Americano) was an options package available on the Firebird Trans Am which added gold 16-inch diamond-spoke alloy wheels, a monochromatic paint scheme, and special cloisonné GTA badges. In 1997, an LT4 Firehawk was also available, utilizing the same 330 hp (246 kW), balanced-and-blueprinted LT4 V8 engine as found in the manual-transmission 1996 Corvette. Pontiac Trans Am in Addison, IL 5.00 listings starting at $32,500.00 Pontiac Trans Am in Cadillac, MI 46.00 listings starting at $8,995.00 Pontiac Trans Am in Clarksburg, MD 3.00 listings starting at $19,900.00 Pontiac Trans Am in Denver, CO 1.00 listings starting at $25,900.00 Pontiac Trans Am in Foristell, MO 2.00 listings starting at $8,900.00 The name also caused controversy because it was used without permission from the SCCA, who threatened suit. This example of the 1979 Pontiac Trans am has undergone a daily driver restoration with a period-correct interior and original style wheels. Find the best Pontiac Firebird Trans Am for sale near you. Rated at ~ 200 hp. Classics on Autotrader is your one-stop shop for the best classic cars, muscle cars, project cars, exotics, hot rods, classic trucks, and old cars for sale. From there, they went to GM's plant in Van Nuys, CA to be installed into GTAs on the F-Body assembly line. A five-speed manual was available but was mated to the 5.0 L only. It only has 67,000 miles and no rust! [40][41], On March 26, 2017, at the New York International Auto Show, the Bandit Edition Trans Am was introduced. The GTA equipment package officially went on sale in 1987 and avoided a gas-guzzler tax thanks to its lightweight PW 16-inch gold cross-lace wheels. This magnificent Pontiac Trans Am is among the finest examples ... 1978 Pontiac Trans am   -  Y88 Special Edition  -  Excellent condition. 455 cu in (7.5 L) Pontiac V8 455-H.O. 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. | Automatic Transmission (TH350) less than 1000 miles on rebuilt engine. V8 H.O. [37] They make these in the designs of the 6T9 version Trans Am, 6T9 Goat ("GTO"),[38][39] 7T7 Trans Am and the limited-edition Hurst Trans Am. No rust at all. The reason behind this is because the VIN does not specify a "package" (Formula, Trans Am, Trans Am GT, Firehawk, etc. The Firebird Trans Am was selected as the Official Pace Car for the 1980 Indianapolis 500. A 10th-anniversary Firehawk was available in 2001, distinguished as a black Trans Am coupe (123 units) and convertible (16 units) with gold-painted hood stripes (prototype only), gold vinyl stripes on hood and spoiler (production), gold 17-inch wheels, and gold tailpipe tips. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our. V8 (1500 anniversary edition models were made, 500 of them 5-speed), 305 cu in (5.0 L) tuned port injection V8, 305 cu in (5.0 L) 4 barrel H.O. In all, a total of 1,555 Turbo Trans Ams were manufactured. Incidentally, the GTA chassis were selected at random, thus there is no correlation between the VIN and production sequence number. T-Tops. The second vehicle was a rare 1974 Pontiac Trans AM 455 Super Duty, which was another survivor that reached $100,000 plus 10% buyer commission. Beitzel and his team did most of the TTA development work. Pontiac offered the new turbocharged 4.9-liter as an option in the Formula Firebird and Trans Am, coupled exclusively to a three-speed automatic and a relatively tall 3.08:1 final drive ratio. The cars were then shipped back to PAS for final assembly, testing, and quality control. They were standard production engines lifted from Pontiac's station wagon line and transplanted straight into the T/A. The car has been repainted with factory color and new decals only once. Four distinct generations were produced between 1969 and 2002. It only has 67,000 miles and no rust! Posi-traction rear with 4 wheel disc brakes. The second generation was available from 1970 to 1981. 1994 Trans Am GT Trans Am GTs did not receive any special badging, graphics, or emblems, and looked externally identical to the base Trans Am cars. 455 cu in (7.5 L) Pontiac V8 455 H.O. 4-speed automatic transmission, power drivers 6-way seat, security package (includes theft-deterrent system and remote key-less entry), 3800 performance package that included 3.42 gears with "posi-trac" Zexel Torsen T2 limited-slip differential, 4 wheel disc brakes, dual mufflers, and an LS1 steering rack= 14.4:1, 235/55/16 tires, hatch roof, removable, 16-inch chromed aluminum wheels, 50-state low emission vehicle. Paint and decals in excellent condition—new BFG tires on 8" Snow Flake whee... My wish is to see this car race again. Equipped with the same beefy, high horsepower engines, the Firebird and Trans Am could only be told apart by inspecting some of the features. During the 1995, 1996, and 1997 NHRA seasons, 14-time funny car champion John Force used a Firebird body to replace the obsolete Oldsmobile Cutlass and Chevrolet Lumina bodies he had used since 1988. 425 olds engine with Mondello performance parts including aluminum ported and polished heads, 350 turbo with stall ... 1970 Pontiac TransAm. | This Pontiac ceased production of the 400 in 1978. There were a total of 472 of these packages sold in 2001, #239 on the L36 Firebird, 231 on the Formula W66 coupe, 5 on Formula Firehawks, and 2 on Trans-Ams. 1999 30th-Anniversary Trans Am The 170hp engine was standard on the Esprit and Formula models. These cars were built on the F-body platform, which was also shared by the Chevrolet Camaro. The only difference between this engine and the previous 1975 engine is the, 403 cu in (6.6 L) Oldsmobile V8 (Automatic only). Check out these emerging classics for sale on Autotrader. 4 speed manual transmission. | L-78 Pontiac 400 230 bhp Engine. CC-1423372 . Pontiac between 1967 and 2002. Because the title is based on the VIN alone, titles and registrations often list all of the packages, but it does not mean the car is equipped with any certain package. He used it for three seasons, winning the championship in all three years. 1973 Pontiac T/A is stu... Take a step back in time to a hot summer night with the T-Tops off in your Blacked out Trans Am! Both base Trans Ams and Trans am GTs could be ordered as a coupe, T-top, or convertible versions and were both available with automatic or manual transmissions. Featured Private Seller. 305 cu in (5.0 L) throttle body injection V8, Trans Am model equipped with 400 4-speed manual, Formula model equipped with N10/MM5/GM3 option codes, Formula Appearance Package "W50" (1976–1981), Black-and-Gold Trans Am Pontiac 50th Anniversary Limited Edition (1976), Black-and-Gold Trans Am Special Edition (1977–1978, 1980–1981), Sky Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W60" (1977–1978), Gold Trans Am Special Edition "Y88" (1978), Red Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W68" (1978–1979), Black Trans Am Special Edition "Y84" (1979), Yellow Bird Esprit Appearance Package "W73" (1980), Trans Am Turbo Indy Pace Car Edition (1980), Trans Am Turbo NASCAR Pace Car Edition (1981), Macho Trans-Am (a package offered by the Mecham Pontiac, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 03:42. These cars were built on the F-body platform, which was also shared by the Chevrolet Camaro. Still, there is a full load of modifications. Pontiac did this to try to boost sales, and the engine was only available with the 4-speed manual transmission. Some of the early fourth-generation Trans Am and Formula Firebirds list "GT" on the vehicle's title or registration. Car Marketing, Inc. Southern California’s premier marketing company is pleased (5-speed only). The 3.8 L turbocharged V6 engines were built by PAS at their 40,000 square foot City of Industry, CA plant. In 1994, the Firehawk package was expanded to include options for a suspension upgrade as well as a larger-diameter exhaust system that could boost power to 315 hp (235 kW). 2001 was the 75th anniversary of Pontiac. 6.6 Liter V8 engine, shaker hood, TH400 auto trans, burgandy paint with black cloth interior, runs and drives, needs some body work but everythings there. Overland Trucks: Vintage 4x4s That Get Better With Age, Sterling Motors Hotrods, Choppers & Moore. [30] The manufacturer original window stickers included this as a separate package listing the items and one price.