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Las Vegas, Nevada
United States


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Nov 29, 2010 at 9:55 am
Love your car! Black Beast with the power.
One sold on ebay recently. It was a 1989 Black on Black with only 818 orig miles.
I lost sleep...because I wanted it.
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Nov 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm
you make me really wish i still had my gunmetal silver GTA
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Oct 26, 2010 at 6:18 am
What a beauty!

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1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA (GTA)

Last updated Jul 31, 2010  

Photo of a 1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA (GTA)


I wasn't looking for a car, but I saw this GTA and just fell in love. Its super mean looks just hypnotized me, I couldn't get it out of my head for two days. So I ended up going back to get her in August 2008. I moved from Wisconsin to Las Vegas, NV July 2009 and I drove the GTA all the way there. Now she gets to live the rest of her life on the west coast getting driven year round, instead of spending 6 months in the garage every year.


It is a 1988 with a L98 350 Tuned Port Injection V8 (225 HP @ 4400 RPM / 330 FT/LB @ 3200 RPM). It has a 700R4 trans and a Borg Warner 9 Bolt limited slip rear end with a 3:27 gear ratio. It is also equipped with the WS6 level III suspension package.


Curb Weight: 3460-3530 pounds
Weight Distribution: 57% (front) - 43% (rear)
Wheelbase: 101.6 inches
Track: 60.7 inches (front) - 61.6 inches (rear)
Overall Length: 191.6 inches
Width: 72.0 inches
Height: 49.7 inches
Rear Storage Space: 5.8 cubic feet (rear seat up) - 9.1 cubic feet (rear seat folded)
Fuel Tank: 15.5 U.S. Gallons

Vehicle Lay-out: Front engine / Rear drive
Body/Frame: Unit Steel Construction
Brake System: Four Wheel Power-Assist Disc**

Rotor Size: 10.5 inch (front and rear)

Wheel, Type and Size: Cast aluminum alloy, 16 x 8 inch

Tires: Goodyear Eagle GS-D3 Radial, size 245/50-ZR16

Steering: Recirculating ball, with power assist
Wheel Turns, lock-to-lock: 2.4
Turning Circle, Foot-in-diameter: 37.6
Suspension Components (front): modified MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, coil springs, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar

Suspension Components (rear): Live axle, with trailing arms, torque arms, and Panhard arm, coils aprings, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar

Factory Options

The car is optioned with a hard top, beechwood leather interior, and a fully digital dash made from liquid crystal display screens. It has power locks, windows, tilt wheel, cruise control, cold A/C, hatch pull down motor, 4 wheel disk brakes, pretty much the only thing its missing is T tops. (I don't like T tops anyways)


I have not done many mods, I have just been enjoying it and replacing 22 year old original parts. So far I have replaced the fuel pump, water pump, alternator, battery, and I have had the air conditioner filled up with R-12 so it blows as pretty cold even in 100+ degree heat. The only real performance mods I have done is a K&N cone filter, De-screened the mass air flow sensor, throttle body coolant bypass mod, a hypertech thermomaster computer chip, and a 160 thermostat. I have installed a Sony Xplod head unit, HD radio tuner, all new Pioneer speakers, 600 watt sony amp, and a sub. (sub and amp are hidden totally out of sight in the spare tire well) For appearance I have a Hawks fiberglass spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, and a shorty antenna. I have also replaced the fog light lenses, rebuilt the pop up headlamp motors, and installed sylvania silverstar bulbs in everything.

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