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1998 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible Ram Air WS6 (RamAirTA)
Last updated Jun 25, 2012
There have only been two owners of this TA. Both right here in the Minneapolis area. I am the 2nd owner of those two. I have had three TA convertibles and when I sold the 2nd one, I decided it was a mistake. So the search was on for a replacement. Little did I know that the replacement car would be just a few miles away! And it was an exact duplicate of our RED 2002 WS6 that we sold. So I was really happy to get a chance to pick it up.
Car is totally stock. Even retains the Factory single 3" exhaust. That single pipe always is good for a conversation or two at the car shows.
There are few cars you can buy that are so much fun and really so reasonably priced at the LS1 powered WS6 cars.
I did have to pull the orginal wheels off this summer. At 26,328 miles, they started to weather check and crack to the point of not really being safe. I left them on the original wheels and put a set of 2002 Speedline WS6 wheels on as they were just laying around the garage with new tires ready to go.
You can find me regularly making trips down the the St. Croix River valley and Stillwater, MN on the weekends. It is just a blast to drive.
The 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 was a special edition Trans Am that came with a ram air package. This package allowed for a mild increase in performance.
The WS6 package took the LS-1 V8's horsepower up to 320 horsepower at 5,200 rpm.
The WS6 package jumped the torque rating up to 345 foot-pounds at 4,000 rpm.
The WS6 took all of its power and turned it into good performance numbers. It went from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds with a manual transmission and 6.0 in an automatic. It ran through the 1/4-mile drag strip in 13.4 seconds at 106.2 MPH and had an overall top speed of 165 MPH.
With all of this performance considered, the Trans Am WS6 was easy on fuel. It get 18 to 19 MPG in the city and 26 to 28 MPG on the highway.
LS1 V8 Engine
WS6 Ram Air
Power Convertible Top
PW, PL, PSeats
Power Trunk Release
Tilt and Cruise
17" WS6 Wheels
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
AM-FM CD Stereo System
2002 WS6 wheels and new tires. Otherwise totally stock.
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