Enthusiasts At $4,950, Does This 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA Mean The Bird Is The Word?
19:04 11 march 2018
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Jump on these hot classic cars nowThe company used data from the 2,000-2,500 auto insurance quotes requests it receives daily to identify which cars are the most in demand. “Seventy-two percent of the quotes that are requested from Hagerty come from Gen X and Millennials,” said Brian Rabold, vice president of valuation services for Hagerty. “Their tastes and interests are really driving the market now, including what’s considered popular and which vehicles grow or decline in value.
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Survivor Muscle Cars Tucked Away In Iowa!
A few rare cars kept tucked away in a garage in Iowa. Research Research New Used New & Used Make (e.g. Cadillac) Model (e.g. ATS Sedan) Following up on a lead about a bunch of survivor muscle cars in Iowa, I met Bob, who took off work to show me his drag cars and parts. My eye was immediately drawn to a red 1988 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350 with only 22,000 miles. Next to the Firebird was a 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 with a 4-speed. It was bought in February of 1973 by Bob and his father. © Hot Rod Network Staff 005-Survivors-in-the-Garage.JPG He raced the car, then put it away in 1976.
Wheels are an import part of a car since they offer both a prominent contribution to the overall aesthetic, and handily provide a way to keep all those expensive tires from just rolling haphazardly down the street.
The wheels on thisare 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.
1987 Toyota Corolla SR5 - Go Hard
Plenty of practice (plus a Nissan SR20) makes perfectFor more than 15 years, this little Corolla has played a major role in defining Dino Hilario's automotive life. The one-time SR5 had been equipped with a 4AG motor and the rear end retrofitted from the GT-S model before his dad passed it down to him in '03, just one of many cars from the family collection that's included other TE and AE Corollas, a RA Celica, and a KP Starlet, to name a handful. "You could say my obsession for cars started with my dad's obsession for older Toyotas," Dino says.
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.
Huge Find: Very First 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ever Made
Being the first gives you prominence. It makes you a trailblazer, going where no others have gone before. In life's big picture it provides you with a distinction that no one can ever challenge. Research pontiac firebird See All Model Years As far as inanimate objects go, being the first of your design creates value that identically built successors cannot claim. And thus, owning that initial offering, especially to collectors in this automotive hobby, could be a very good thing.The initial offering we refer to is the Trans Am you see here.
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?
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