1981 Turbo Trans Am - "Bandit Car". Tune-up, re-built carburetor, new water pump, new heater coil, new tires. Car drives great.
The 1981 Turbo Trans Am 301 Turbo is an engine that Pontiac produced for the 1980 and 1981 Trans Am. It was a V8 engine with a displacement of 301 cubic inch which produced an officially factory rated 210 hp (157 kW) and 345 lb⋅ft (468 N⋅m) of torque in 1980. In 1981 it underwent some changes and offered a conservatively rated 200 hp (149 kW) and 340 lb⋅ft (460 N⋅m) of torque. The Turbo Trans Am was first added to the Pontiac model lineup in 1979 as a 1980 model year, and was the first production Pontiac V8 engine to utilize forced induction; in this case through an exhaust-driven turbocharging system. It was only available for two years, in the 1980 & 1981 model year, which were also the last two years of this body style of the Trans Am, before it was succeeded by the all-new third-generation F-body in 1982.
The Pick of the Day is said to be in fine original condition with just 17,200 miles on the odometer
Another McQueen-driven movie car surfaces
The Pick of the Day is a dead ringer for the coupe driven by Burt Reynolds in ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ golden hood eagle, T-tops and all
Car was a ’76 model disguised with ’77 sheetmetal for a Pontiac sales brochure, and was supposed to have been destroyed
This is the 19th in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is a standout collectible muscle car, a low-mileage original described as being in pristine condition
Pontiac Trans Am approaches its 50th anniversary
The Pick of the Day provides the answer with what seems to be a clean, all-original Pontiac
Michael Fux IROC Collection on the docket at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction