Here's your opportunity at modern muscle car royalty. This 1993
Pontiac Firebird Firehawk is a survivor-style, ultra-low mileage
example of a rare specialty vehicle. So it's impressive that this
loaded sleek machine is available for such an obtainable price.
This is the first-year for the fourth-generation Firebird, and the speed demons at SLP Engineering wasted no time in getting a hotter version out there. They worked in conjunction with Pontiac to sell the limited-edition Firehawk through dealers. The promotions said they were only making 250 examples, but the actual number is believed to be barely over 200. That makes this coupe (#150 - as noted by its badge) an instant classic. That's why it has been treated with respect since day one. The Bright Red paint is the same that was applied by the factory a quarter-century ago, and the level of gloss and shine it retains will fill you with pride every time you show this one off. The panels remain nice, and so you get to appreciate the sleek fourth-gen front end, hidden headlights, and the special air-grabbing hood by SLP. Plus, the cursive yellow script on every side was a nice touch to remind everyone about this special package. The Firehawk took its performance name seriously with upgraded 17-inch Firehawk alloys and grippy Firestone Firehawk tires.
Inside, the tan and black offer equal parts performance and premium. Averaging less than 390 miles annually means little time to wear-in the leather bucket seats, so they still look fantastic today. These SLP cars only came one way - loaded. It includes features such as power seats, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, tilt wheel, cruise control, and the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo with five-channel equalizer. Because this is a survivor, all of these look great and work correctly. The only upgrade is one you won't see, but you'll certainly appreciate - the air conditioning has been upgraded to R134a for continued easy servicing. Beyond just luxury features, a modern classic also means modern safety, too. So you get items like dual front airbags and anti-lock brakes.
Under the hood is the LT1 fuel-injected V8 that this special edition has always had from day one. In fact, the entire engine bay looks like a fresh time capsule. You might have spotted the additions that SLP has done under the hood. Getting colder air into the engine bay meant the power went from 275 to 300 hp total. GM's 700R4 four-speed automatic was built stout enough to crisply change gears during performance driving, and it also knows how to ease into overdrive comfort for the commutes. Plus, features like power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and thick sway bars front & rear make for an impressive total package.
Because this is a true collector-grade survivor, you also get all the right paperwork with the sale, including the original window sticker, bill of sale, owner's manual, and maintenance records. So you know this rare first-year Firehawk has been treated with proper respect from day one. That's why you know it will never last long at such an affordable price. Call now!
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