1989 pontiac Turbo Trans Am 20th Anniversary Pace Car
1999 Pontiac Trans Am 30th Anniversary
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The Turbo Trans Am.. fastest production Trans Am ever built! Powered by a Buick Turbo 6 (Grand National Motor) and designed to look like any other GTA... until the light turns green.
Only 1,555 were built and there were no options- all were loaded...and a $31,245 in 1989 they better be, For the same money you could have bought TWO 5.0 liter Mustangs. this is car number 830... and with only 11,500 original miles,
About “30 Bird”
Well went in the dealership Saturday May 15 1999 to by a corvette (don't hate). After getting the attention of a salesman they finally let me drive the car. As it was going to be my daily driver I took it to the grocery store to do my shopping for the week. It was apparent the practicality of the Vette was wanting. (I had always wanted one) Dejected I returned to the dealership to let them know it was not going to work out with the Vette. They said they wanted to show me one more car. It was the 30th. I was told there was a waiting list and no dealing on the car it would sell for sticker. I saw the car and HATED THOSE UGLY WHEELS. (I think that they are the coolest thing about the car now) made the decision to buy the car placed on the list unbeknownst to me I was already on the list.(not a sales job I was really on the list) I was placed on it in 1994 when (the 25th came out) I could not afford a Geo Metro let alone a trans am at the time, but was sure I would have the money in 5 years. Turns out 1994 me was right. I bought the car Tuesday May 18, 1999 after the first person passed, because it was a stick (they were crazy) It had 7 miles on it when I bought it now it has 127,000 Love this car!
Specs for “TTA830”
3.8 liter Buick V6 ,Turbocharged & intercooled, produces 255 bph, 10 more bph than the equivelant engine in the Grand National. 0-60 5.5 sec, 1/4 mile 13.5 sec (bone stock). 700R4 4 speed auto was the only transmission offered in these cars.
GM grossly understated he horsepower so thier Corvette would not lose its position as the top performer (on paper). There were also lots of color choices.. as long as it was white and camel interior.
Specs for “30 Bird”
330 HP 5.7L LS1 Rock stock gets 29-30 MPG on the highway and did 12.9 1/4 mile @ 108 MPH that is just nuts!
Factory Options for “TTA830”
Loaded! T Tops, AM/FM Cassette w/ steering wheel controls, cruise, air, tilt, power rear hatch, leather seats. Buyers of the TTA also recieved a kit with the optional door & window decals and special Turbo manual, keychain, cassette, and window decal. These rare "pizza boxes", in orignal condition and complete, have sold for over $1000 on eBay!
Factory Options for “30 Bird”
Standard with 6 speed 12 disk & TCS Defog
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