1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe
The sporty Firebird was Pontiac's answer to the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. The car combined an available big V-8 with aggressive, attention-grabbing styling and delivered it in a relatively practical four-passenger package. Like it's pony-car competitors, the rear-wheel-drive Firebird offered tire-smoking power and impressive acceleration. The F-body platform on which it and the Camaro were based, however, was arguably well past its prime by the early 2000's. 2002 was the final year of production for Pontiac's iconic but dated speed machine. The Trans Am was the pumped-up, V-8-powered model.
For consignment, a beautifully preserved Pontiac Trans AM from 1997. It's dipped in Bright Silver Metallic, has snappy chromed wheels, a 5.7 liter mill, a clean cloth interior, is sporting a mere 5,496 title verified miles, and all is working swimmingly.
Not like the days of yore with the screaming chickens, muscle engines, and 1980's lumbering styling. NOPE! This takes in a European aero look with hidden headlights, a rounded front with body matching neoprene bumper that slices through the air with MPG efficiency. Trimmings are also body matching including a belt line bump out, and a rear spoiler that wraps around the rear greenhouse glass. Ovoid inset tail lights are below the spoiler, and another neoprene body matching in Bright Silver Metallic has cut outs on the bottom to highlight the dual dual exhaust pipes peeking out from underneath. Tinted glass with black trimmings surrounds the passenger compartment giving plenty of viewing space from the raked back windshield and expansive rear glass. Smoked glass removable roof panels allow you open air motoring and 16-inch satin silver 5 spoke wheels highlight the corners and are wrapped in 235/55R16 blackwall rubber.
The styling euro design continues with the door panels which use molded Dark Pewter plastic for the door pulls and armrests as well as the door actuator, storage tray on the bottom and a small but mighty tweeter surround. This is broken up by a Dark Pewter broadcloth insert, all nicely molded in and very clean. Stepping across the thresh-hold we see some sexy high back buckets that have uber curvaceous designs with tuck and roll inserts and some smooth bolsters and a sleek headrest on top. In back the hump breaks up the 2+2 seats in the same style as the front buckets and pristine Dark Pewter broadcloth. A Dark Pewter undulating center console is between the buckets and houses a glovebox and shifter. As this rises to the center dash we see more black panels with climate knobs and a killer AM/FM/CD with EQ stereo system. A trio of round vents is on the padded dash top an in front of the driver is a semi circular dash with semicircular blackface gauges and orange pointers. Dark Pewter carpeting floods the floors and above a fuzzy tight new molded headliner floats above all the chairs and curves of the interior and frames the T-tops perfectly.
Under the hood is a 5.7L LT-1 V8 which puts out 275hp. It can leave the earlier versions of this car in the dust to say the least thanks to the newly installed fuel injectors. It is fed by EFI, and has a 4L60E 4-speed automatic tranny on back. The rear axle is a 10 bolt version and it makes the rear tires smoke.
Looking very factory, very clean, and very rust free with total structural unibody soundness. Independent coil springs in front and a torque arm with coil springs works the ride for the back. Power disc braking is on all 4 corners and a single exhaust with a dual outlet is seen in good condition.
A quick starter and effortless driver with some extra power which was unexpected. It handles like it's on rails and it runs and stops great. All functions were working fine.
The Trans Am takes on the Euro look, still with plenty of power and this example is well kept and maintained with records. New fuel injectors, 5,496 actual miles, and interior wrapped in space age looking cloth buckets and 2+2 back seat. Let's go carve some curves.
2-Manual Belts & Front Airbags
P-5.7L V8 LT-1
2-St Therese Assy Plant
222671-Sequential Unit Number
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