A slick black sports car with a fuel-injected V8, T-tops, loaded
with options (including A/C,) and it's all available right now for
the price of an economy hatchback?! We bet you can't wait to get
your hands on this 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
This is the slipperiest Firebird design ever, and so it's only fitting that this coupe wears a slick black that could look wet even in a desert. This is a rapidly appreciating collector's car, and so it's nice to see the previous caretakers have gone to great lengths to keep the body and its original shade of midnight in pristine condition. In fact, while this is a two-owner car, it's been in the same family all its life, so this T/A has been treated with respect since day one. That's why even the details look great, including headlights fit flush, the well-integrated rear spoiler is complete, and the 16-inch alloys look like they have never seen a curb. So you'll love taking this one out on road trips. Best of all, it's a T-top coupe, which means you get the convertible wind-in-your-hair feeling without giving up the rigidity of a roof section.
Averaging less than 1,900 miles annually means there was little time to wear anything in. That's why the charcoal interior still look deep, dark, and premium. The bucket seats have modern bolstering, and are power adjustable so you're comfortable in all situations. Another benefit owning a new classic like this is that you get all of the best modern features. It includes power windows, power locks, dual airbags, cruise control, tilt steering, and power seats, and the premium factory AM/FM/CD stereo with seven-band equalizer. And because the air conditioner is blowing ice-cold, you can take the T-tops out any time of year and still stay cool. You get a grippy sports steering wheel with all of your radio controls well integrated. Beyond that, the full gauge package glows red, just like a proper muscle machine that's out for blood.
This is a pivotal year for the Trans Am, and the reason why is under the hood. 1998 was the first year the upgrade to the LS1 powerplant was available. This 5.7-liter fuel-injected V8 was rated at 305 horsepower, and it shaved serious time off the quarter mile from the previous year. Four-wheel disc brakes and sway bars front & rear help make sure that handling this powerful V8 is never a problem. And while it has a ferocious growl the entire time you have your foot mashed to the accelerator, this coupe also knows how to settle into everyday life quite easily. After all, the four-speed automatic transmission features highway-friendly overdrive. And features like power steering and anti-lock brakes are great any time driving features.
Complete with owner's manual, this black bird offers a great presence and all the best in comfort. So now is the time to snatch up this total package T/A before its price starts climbing in the classic car market. Call today!!!
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