The great thing about General Motors performance packages is that a
few innocent-looking letters and numbers can turn a good car into a
great one. For example, the WS6 added to this 2000 Pontiac Firebird
Trans Am makes this loaded, low mileage T-top coupe truly a premium
in-demand modern classic.
This car has been driven a little, but not a lot, and that means the factory black still has the nice luster that look good no matter if it's under the midday sun or midnight moon. And let's face it, black is the only color for a mean machine like this. These high-end T/As came with some of the most aggressive details like the beastly quad intakes up front, full body kit, and well-integrated rear spoiler that are all part of the factory package. This is such a dark and sinister total appearance, that it makes the rear red on the taillights and Trans Am badging look like they're out for blood. On a package like this, those 17-inch factory chrome wheels always stand out and grab attention, too.
The charcoal interior keeps this dark attitude going, and adds plenty of premium features into the mix. The leather bucket seats not only power adjust to the perfect diving position, but also the front passenger gets modern bolstering controls to make this a fantastic long-haul cruiser. One of the reasons this is such a great candidate to be cherished is because this is a loaded machine. It has all the best features like power windows, power locks, cruise control, keyless entry, steering wheel mounted controls, and a Monsoon AM/FM/CD stereo with equalizer. Beyond just luxury amenities, a modern classic also means modern safety with items like dual airbags and anti-lock brakes. But your favorite features will be the air condition and T-tops. Combined, they mean you get the wind blowing through the cabin while attacking your favorite roads... and you get to remain as cool as you look doing it.
Under the hood is the LS1 fuel-injected V8. Ram Air means you got the highest horsepower available from Pontiac, and the MTI power induction air box means you get more than even the factory offered! This powerful motor looks like it has always been in this T/A since day one. In fact, the entire engine bay looks like a fresh like a well-maintained modern classic should. The lightweight all-aluminum powerhouse eclipses just about every other muscle car powerplant from this era, but it also knows how to comfortably cruise, too. This powerful/useful dual nature is exactly how you should view this coupe. It has great everyday features like a four-speed transmission w/overdrive and power steering. The suspension is another WS6 high point, with bigger sway bars and higher spring rates than a regular Trans Am. As you've seen from the previous generations, the WS6 is a major draw in future desirability. Add this to four-wheel disc brakes and BF Goodrich performance tires, and we won't blame you for wanting to go out and have fun in this highly collectable car.
So when great performance meets low mileage and a great price, you know you need to act quickly. Call now!
With the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro in 1966, followed one year later by its mechanical twin cousin, the Pontiac Firebird.
When you think about muscle cars and pony cars of the late 1960s, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird such as the Pick of the Day is not always one of the first cars that comes to mind.
It’s no surprise that John Z. DeLorean, who gave us the Pontiac GTO, wanted to do something different with the new Firebird being offered by his Pontiac Division of General Motors.
Mecum Auctions rolls into Southern California on Thursday for its annual three-day sale at the Anaheim Convention Center
I’ve spent far longer then I care to admit staring at the Pick of the Day car, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, trying to think of something smart and interesting to say about it.
Still steamed that you missed out on that 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Smokey and the Bandit promo car that sold at Barrett-Jackson?
I had a 1988 Pontiac Formula Firebird when was a young man, but we live in a city where there are many hills and rear-wheel drive is not ideal.