VERY CLEAN TURBO T/A, CORRECT BLACK OVER TAN, LOOKS GREAT, LAST OF THE BREED!
This 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am is for the visionary car guy. Sure, big blocks get all the attention, but technology can be cool, even if it's 30-year-old technology. The body and interior on this car are outstanding, making this a bargain-priced F-body with insane eyeball appeal, and as the last of the second-generation F-bodies, there's definitely some collector value.
You won't find another black Trans Am this straight anywhere else for anything close to the asking price. It wears black paint proudly, not like some hacked-up car that lived a hard life, but like someone cared and invested a ton of time in getting it right. The sheetmetal's straight, the paint is glossy, and I, for one, love the offset scoop on the hood that defines the Turbo cars. The other Trans Am goodies are there, too, including the chin and deck lid spoilers, T-tops, and, of course, the bird on the hood, which has a bit of extra flame to cover that scoop. Repainted just four years ago, you won't believe how shiny the paint is or how crisply rendered the decals are, but it's obvious that a lot of money went into it. The urethane bumpers are in excellent shape, and, well, it's pretty easy to get excited about a car when it looks this good.
The bright, airy tan interior is in excellent shape, too. This was the final year for the second-generation Firebirds, but they kept their deep bucket seats and engine-turned dash right up to the end. The vinyl seats are in excellent shape with only minor signs of use and no splits or tears, and the original carpets sure look good for being more than 30 years old. Power windows and seats, a tilt wheel, cruise control, and A/C make it very easy to get comfortable in the Trans Am and the original steering wheel looks fantastic. All the original gauges show crisp markings and clear lenses, and yes, that's a factory AM/FM radio still living in the dash. The T-tops fit well and don't leak or rattle and the trunk is nicely outfitted with the original bags, plus the space-saver spare and jack assembly.
The 4.9 liter V8 was Pontiac's way of managing fuel prices back in 1981. Today, turbos are the hot ticket for performance and anyone who has driven a V8 with forced induction knows that there's vast potential there. The engine bay is packed with hardware and it sure looks like a lot is going on, but the important thing is that it's complete, because certain components are simply unobtainable today. It's also quite tidy, suggesting good care in its past. There's a rugged TH350 3-speed automatic transmission under there that's ready to rock and 4-wheel disc brakes that make it more than just a straight-line missile. It's quite solid and clean, too, so this is a car that has a lot of advantages in its corner. Even the polished aluminum wheels, one of Pontiac's very best designs, are in excellent shape and carry recent 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
So check out how clean and solid this car is, how beautifully preserved the interior is, and realize that vintage Pontiac performance of all kinds is red-hot today. Don't miss this opportunity and call today!
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- 4.9 Liter Turbo
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- 32,667 (Unknown)
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- Center Console