1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1989 pontiac Turbo Trans Am 20th Anniversary Pace Car
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About “Gen'l Sherman”
One family owner. Still have window sticker, protecto plate, emission control systems manual and the owners manual. Sticker price $4,466.09 (actual delivered price $3,836.17 including tax, tag, etc.).
Within two weeks after the car was restored, I drove it on a 720 mile round trip to NC and back so my father could see it looking like new again (at least the body and interior). Since then, I have had the engine detailed and painted (will add pictures later).
Since leaving the dealer's lot, this car has not and hopefully will never see a trailor for transporting it. It was my father's commuting car in the 70's and 80's and will still be driven every where. When I retire, I'd like to use it to deliver meals for "meals on wheels."
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,
Specs for “Gen'l Sherman”
LT1 V-8 engine (350cid). Automatic transmission (400 Turbo-Hydra-matic). Solid Lifters. 3.73 Positraction rear axle. 4-barrell Holley carburetor. I found a good mechanic and now I've gone back to the Holley carburetor.
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.
Factory Options for “Gen'l Sherman”
Center Console. Power Steering. AM pushbutton radio. Special Performance Equipment [Z28 package]. Blue vinyl interior. Mulsanne blue
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!
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