Enthusiasts At $4,950, Does This 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA Mean The Bird Is The Word?

19:04  11 march  2018
19:04  11 march  2018 Source:   Jalopnik

The 1991 Trans Am GTA Was the End of An Era

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The wheels on this 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA are gold basketweaves, which on these models were the go-to for the factory. The non-GTA Trans Ams got slotted silver alloys as standard fitment. That was just one of the differences between the standard Trans Am and the GTA. The option package also offered a slate of luxury accoutrements dropped on top of the base TA’s go-faster bits.

One thing not carried by any of the hot Firebirds this model year was a screaming chicken decal on the hood. That lurid pastiche may be missed on this Flame Red over grey leather car, but it does sport the highly desirable—by people who desire them—T-tops. Those look to be in good shape and the seller even includes a rainy day shot to seemingly show that they don’t leak.

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The rest of the bodywork looks to be in fine fettle with no peppering of the nose, nor any apparent damage or rot anywhere else.

Pop open one of the extraordinarily long doors and you’ll find an interior that’s equally up to the task. The only issues in here are a broken seatbelt snood, a carpet dash cap that may be hiding some wavy gravy on the crash pad, and an aftermarket stereo. Perhaps making up for those transgressions, it does have manual wheel mileage reminders in the overhead console and a pouch in place of a glovebox. Both of those are nice bits of ‘80s throw-back kitsch.

Power for this F-body is provided by the 305-CID tuned port injected (TPI) V8. That 5-litre mill was factory rated at 205 horsepower and 285 lb ft of torque. Now, that’s less than the 210/315 offered by the available 5.7, but the 305 when equipped with a stick was actually quicker than the auto-only 350. Unfortunately, this car sports the four-speed automatic. Oh well, you can’t win ‘em all.

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There’s 180,000 miles on this GTA and it comes with a clean title. It’s a dealer-offered car so it’s unlikely to have sawdust in the slushbox or have actually been made from two different cars. Any used car is a mystery wrapped in an enigma and served on a plate of uncertainty, but at least with a dealership you can retaliate with a sternly worded Yelp review if you get royally screwed over.

What do you think, is this seemingly clean but aged GTA worth that kind of cash? Or, is this Trans Am just not worthy of transferring that much bank?

You decide!

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