1997 Pontiac Trans Am
In 1996 Pontiac reintroduced the WS6 Performance Package for
$2,995. It added a firmer suspension with larger sway bars and
silver 17x8-inch cast aluminum five-spoke wheels wrapped in
275/40ZR17 tires. Also included was a functional Ram Air system
that boosted the 5.7-liter LT1 from 285hp to 305hp. The Pontiac
Firebird remained in production for 35 years and four generations.
It would go on to become an extremely successful American
performance car as well as a pop cultural reference point from
Rockford to the Bandit and beyond.
The engine revs climb to a crescendo and the tire-shredding torque
kicks in as the clutch is released. One might expect it to breathe
fire, but instead you are greeted with something even better: loud,
deep crackling exhaust notes. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 is
the most beastly bird in the flock, and the split front grille
resembles a dragon's wide nostrils. Fire breathing, indeed.
Draped in menacing black, this clean, good paint condition exterior
steel car presents nicely. A few scratches and dings, chips and
wear can be noted on this 36K original mile car. It wears the WS-6
badging on the rear as well as in the middle of the hubs. A smoked
glass removable "T" top is leak free and can be stored in the rear
cargo hatchback. A rear spoiler is attached to the hatch. Polished
5 spoke wheels are all around.
Dark Pewter leather buckets and a rear 2+2 setup are within the
nicely preserved passenger compartment. Carpet is good and stain
free, and dash is clean. Noted options are power seats, power
windows, power locks, power mirrors, a digital and analog dash
instrument cluster, A/C, and a Pontiac factory Monsoon stereo with
CD and Equalizer.
A 5.7 Liter RAM AIR V8 sits within an original engine bay. This is
attached to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Of course, I would be remiss if was not to mention the snazzy
handling WS-6 suspension, but also added is a Strut tower brace,
and an SL-P Cat-Back exhaust. Surface rust is noted on all the
exposed bare steel parts, but unibody is sound and rust free. Some
corrosion of brake lines, and 4-wheel disc brakes are seen.
Overall good used condition, this WS-6 5.7 Liter V8 with low
mileage, a few scratches and chips and signs of use but certainly
not abuse, is here for the taking at Classic Auto Mall.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.