This 1995 Pontiac Firehawk ll SLP is #374 of 761 built for 1995. The Firehawk Registry shows only 317 alive and 14 cars that are fake. The color combination is only 1 of 17 produced in Bright Red and 2 tone Bright Red Leather and Black Trim. The front seats have been recovered to OEM specs this month and the paint is original with no scratches, nicks or dents.
The Firehawk was a performance variant of the Trans Am or the Formula that was modified by "Street Legal Performance Engineering" in Toms River, New Jersey and sold by Pontiac Dealers across the country. This car was purchased new in South Carolina by the original owner and has remained in the region since new, having been driven mostly highway just over 148k miles in the meantime. A new Clutch Kit was installed at 128711 miles. A new Radiator and Hoses at 137380 miles. A Valve Job perfomed, including a new Roller Lifter set at 133677 miles. A new High Output Distributor at 134080 miles. Added by the owner is a K&N reusable air filter and a Hypertech 160 degree thermostat. Included with this Firehawk is a Power Programer Plus by Hypertech. The records indicate that numerous small repairs and mainteniance items where performened that most of us would probably ignore. By close inspection it is obvious that this car was loved by it's owner and has been extremly well cared for since new. The car feels tight, runs and drives fantastic with loads of power and is fun to shift the 6 speed transmission. The car is listed in the Firehawk Registry as car # 374 and is offered by the selling individual with records from 2011, original literature, a clean Carfax report and a clear South Carolina title. There will not be many of these cars around at this price and this nice for long. When a Firehawk was ordered, Pontiac shipped a new Formula or Trans Am from the Therese, Quebec or the Van Nuys, California factory (this one built in Quebec) to SLP Engineering in Toms River, New Jersey.
Twin air scoops on the Formula Firehawk’s snout were part of a special air-induction system that added 25 to 35 hp. The suspension was upgraded from Formula specifications to increase handling limits. Coupes benefited from bigger, better-handling Firestone 275/40/17 tires and 17-inch wide wheels. Firehawk convertibles, however, came only with Firestone 16-inch tires and closed-lug 16-inch-wide alloy wheels. Other Formula Firehawk features included megaphone-style polished stainless-steel tailpipe tips, special exterior graphics and a sequentially numbered dash plaque. A sport suspension and performance exhaust system were optional.
A six-speed Firehawk coupe with the performance exhaust system went from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and did the quarter-mile in 13.5 seconds at 103.5 mph. Its top speed was reported by some sources as 160 mph. The ’95 Firehawks came with a three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty. The base price for the SLP treatment was $6,495, an increase of $500 over the 1993 and 1994 versions.
By 1995, the Firehawks were being promoted as “an irresistible force that moves you.”