FirebirdFest’s Profile Photo


F –41
Mebane, North Carolina
United States


Comments on this car 1 – 3 of 8

Read comments on this car

BigNuttyPaul’s Profile Photo
Jul 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm
Thanks for the awesome challenge. I didn't think I was going to win that one. GREAT challenge Emma is amazing thanks again.
Pontiac_Birds_Nest’s Profile Photo
Dec 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Emma looks perfect! I love the color and looks super clean, thumbs up and definitely worth a trophy!
GMman’s Profile Photo
Nov 27, 2009 at 8:40 am
Nice Trans Am! good to see another NC person on this site! How far are you from Raleigh, there's a cool cruise in at Grill 57 on New Years Day!

view more

1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA (Emma)

Last updated Jul 23, 2012  

Photo of a 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA (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!


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

Factory Options

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


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!

Browse Related Cars: firebird, pontiac, gta, transam, ttop