This 1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible is quite a unique car. After all, Pontiac didn't offer an official convertible this year, and this specialty build has the sleek look of a roadster. And not only is this a unique drop-top, but also the HO V8, overdrive transmission, and loaded interior mean you'll show off this distinct F-body at places near and far.
The two-seat convertible configuration makes this a true collector's item. This was the first couple of years of the 3rd gen Firebird, and Pontiac was selling plenty of this new design. So there was no need yet for an official convertible. But the convertible is a symbol of the American open road, and if Ford was going to have a Mustang drop-top available, some GM fans were not going to get left behind. That's why a few people with deep pockets would get their car custom converted by Auto Form. They are a specialty professional builder, and their construction could better be described as by the handful rather than mass production. Because this was a specialty product they took the time to give you some beautiful details. The back seat was eliminated so that you could store the roof without a trace, and the custom panel had head fairings to make this Trans Am look like a personal roadster. As cool as this looks with the top down, the roof arrangement is also quite sophisticated. The top of the interior roof is nicely upholstered, and it has proportions that remind us of the Mercury ASC McLaren. This has the right sporty style you love in a Trans Am with the power dome hood, factory body kit, and the rear tonneau even still carries the full spoiler. The burgundy paint is a later respray that has the right age for a classic while still having a good gloss to showcase the sleek lines of the 3rd gen Firebird. The fit and finish look quite well-respected in the way the full package fits together, and the low odometer is even believed to reflect the full actual mileage. Plus, the gold lower body section and gold 16-inch alloys give this a premium two-tone look that's timeless on a T/A. Fans of the show Knight Rider may even point out that KITT had a similar setup in the final season. That happened in 1985, and because this is a 1984 mode, you can tell people that KITT copied you!
The interior reinforces the look of low miles and good care on this specialty vehicle. These were expensive conversations when new, and so that means they made sure to load them up with the best features. This includes power windows, power locks, cruise control, and an upgraded AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth. The air conditioning has been converted to R134a, but it will need servicing and/or parts to blow cold again. And you can appreciate how this is built with driving in mind. The bucket seats are finished in a comfortable cloth, which is perfect for the days you're cruising in shorts. Plus, you have the right sporty features with the tilt/telescopic steering column, sport steering wheel, and full round gauge with large speedo and tach.
Another reason this is a great driver is because of what's under the hood. The 305 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor is always ripe for plenty of affordable power upgrades. But as you can see, this one is refreshingly stock and correct. Besides, these High Output motors are already quite impressive for their torque off the line. And when you add power steering, power brakes with front discs, and a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive, you get a classic that's ready for road trips. You'll even see that there's added cross bracing during the convertible conversion.
Complete with owner's manual, this Pontiac has the rarity, features, and drop-top fun to be a terrific classic. So if you want to drive something distinct, call today!