New Castle, Pennsylvania
1971 Pontiac Trans Am
2000 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk
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About “My Bird”
Back in the 1971 while I was setting by a window of a Navy chartered bus that was returning me and rest of the USS Ethan Allen SSBN608 crew back to the Naval Submarine Base, Groton CT, after being deployed to Spain. A 1971 Trans Am with the Girl of my Dreams flew by us. Much to my and the other 50 guy’s delight, she slowed down and let the bus pass her. This was when I really got a good look at the CAR. The rest is history. I didn’t get the Girl but I got the CAR 19 years later. I have had this car now for a little over 23 years. During that time I have spent more time and money than I care to admit maintaining and restoring her. I know you understand that once you’re behind the wheel it just doesn’t matter how much time or money you have spent. It’s all about you and your car.
About “The Hawk”
I was looking for a 4th generation TA that was the top of the line and you cant get much better that the Firehawk option. Did some searching for a few months and found this 20,000 mile original owner Firehawk TA in Cincinnati OH. Drove down too look at it and fell in love with it immediately. Came to a number the owner and I agreed on and took her home.
Specs for “My Bird”
455 V8 (HO) 335 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 480 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.
Performance: 455/335 (HO): 0-60 in 5.9 sec, 1/4 mile in 13.9 sec @ 103 mph.
Specs for “The Hawk”
Production number 74 of 741
Factory Options for “My Bird”
Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, AM/FM Stereo with 8 Track Tape Player, Rear Console, Instant - Aire, and Rear Shoulder Belts.
Factory Options for “The Hawk”
Came with almost all options except SLP Spoiler for that year.
SLP options included are...
Composite hood with functional ram air intake
Hood mounted heat extractors
17x9 Chrome Firehawk wheels
Firestone Firehawk tires
Performance stainless steel exhaust w/ twin dual tips (removed)
Upgraded Bilstein suspension package
Firehawk front fascia badge
Auburn high torque performance differential
Floormats w/ Firehawk logo
Firehawk car cover
Optional performance lubricants
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