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Mebane, North Carolina
United States

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1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA


2000 Chevrolet Camaro base


Photo of: 1988 Pontiac Trans Am
Photo of: 2000 Chevrolet Camaro

No longer owned


Head to Head


About “Emma”

I bought this car in April from a lady in Greensboro. She used it as her daily driver, but I saw it as much more than that. It had the WORST paint job I'd ever seen, none of the electronics work, and the stereo crapped out on the way home. So what...she ran, she drove, and she was the car I'd always wanted. She was rust-free, with all the options I wanted, and a fairly easy restore. I sold my 1983 T/A because I wanted it SO bad, and even though I miss that car, this was a good move. I am so in love with this car and she's going to be not only a great car, she'll be a great learning tool.

Now that I've had her over a year, I've done a LOT of work to her. The paint job was one of the biggest things. New brake lines and hoses all around, new rear calipers, new valve seals, and just some general catching up. It's been an adventure, and it's not over yet!

About “Sylvester”

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Specs for “Emma”

5.0 Liter TPI
4-spd Auto
101" wheelbase
190 hp @ 4000 rpm
295 ft/lb @ 2800 rpm
9.3:1 Compression Ratio
9-bolt 3:27 Posi Rear

Specs for “Sylvester”

It's a 3.8 liter V-6


Factory Options for “Emma”

Cruise, Tilt, A/C, Power windows, Power Locks, 4-wheel disc brakes, Leather-wrapped Steering wheel, Power Driver AND Passenger Seat, Extended-Range speakers, Wheel-mounted radio controls, Power Antenna, Rear-Window Defogger, Digital Dashboard

1 of 2,852 with the 5.0 Liter
1 of 2,809 in Flame Red Metallic
1 of 2,500 GTA models with T-tops

Factory Options for “Sylvester”

T-tops,air,power steering,thats about it.


Mods for “Emma”

Flowmaster Exhaust
K&N Cold Air
T-5 transmission swap

I'm not one to take mods lightly, particularly on a collector car, but she's been through several automatics and I think it's time to move to a manual! At least I chose a factory option!

Mods for “Sylvester”

I installed a monsoon cd player in it,installed the 20" rims with 225-35-20 tires.GTS headlight covers with tribal design,dynomax dual exhaust.Soon to come is window tinting.


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Cover photo of Misc Emma photos album
Misc Emma photos
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Cover photo of sylvester album
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