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For Sale: 1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in St. Louis, Missouri

$29,900
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Offered for sale by the St. Louis Car Museum is a rare, 1980 Pontiac Turbo-Trans Am Indianapolis Pace Car that is loaded with options! This classic Pontiac features an all number's matching 4.9L Turbo V8, Automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows, tilt column, cruise control, and more. A fantastic example that represents one of only 5,700 models produced to commemorate Trans Am's first time pacing the famed Indy 500! This is your chance to own a first year Turbo-Trans Am that is an instant collectible!!

About Pontiac's 1980 Trans Am Model:
Pontiac had an excellent run with the basic design of the second generation Trans Am that started in 1970. By the mid-1970's, the race for manufacturers to harness horsepower from new technology was well under way. Luckily for automotive enthusiast, Pontiac decided to go all in with Turbocharging on a V8 platform. While Ford was using a 4-cylinder, and Buick a 6-cylinder, the Turbo-Trans Am offered a glimpse into the future of performance with technology that seemed so new then, now common place for many everyday drivers today. The horsepower ratings of the 4.9L Turbo engines were rated at 210 horsepower and 345 lb. ft. of torque at just 2,000rpm. This wasn't much lower than the famous 6.6 Liter big blocks from late 1970's, and would remain the highest horsepower rating for a Trans Am until the debut of the Tuned Port engines in 1985. Had it not been for inferior pump gasoline, and an ECU control to make for common pre-detonation, these engines really had potential for far greater horsepower.

Highlighting their new 1980 Trans Am with a 4.9L Turbocharged V8 was a larger "Super Bird" sticker on the hood that now stretched well onto the fenders that spit a larger flame, along with the Turbo alloy wheels and a non-shaker style hood bulge with integrated turbo boost gauge! Pontiac also added more luxury appointments to the option list this year with an improved suspension for an even, smoother ride! All in all, it was a very well designed sports car that offered ample performance in a relatively challenging horsepower era. Pontiac would be invited to pace the 64th running of the famed Indianapolis 500 this year, the first time a Trans Am would do the job! To honor this special event, Pontiac would produce 5,700 Pace Car replicas to sell to the public at a rather steep premium. All would be identically equipped with Cameo White exteriors, gray graphics, and Hobnail Cloth/Doeskin Vinyl interiors. Options included 3-speed automatic transmission, WS6 Special Performance Handling with 4-wheel disc brakes, 3.08:1 Safe-T-Track rear axle, Turbo alloy wheels painted in white with 225/70R15 raised white letter radial tires, air conditioning, power windows, AM/FM Stereo radios with power antennas, removable silver tinted roof hatches, cruise control, special embroidered interior, tilt column, leather formula steering wheel with special horn button, and red backlit instrumentation!

About Our Pontiac Trans Am For Sale:
Wonderfully kept examples like this one don't come around often, with collectors the world over snatching up quality Trans Am's once available! It's no wonder that Keith Martin of "Sports Car Market" magazine declared in 2013 the Trans Am to be one of the best investments collectors can make! The Turbo-Trans Am Official Indianapolis Pace Car, seen here, represents one of the 5,700 produced to be sold throughout the country! This well kept example has been professionally restored cosmetically with a new exterior finish in correct Cameo White with all new graphics over a factory-appointed Hobnail Cloth/Doeskin Vinyl combination interior, remaining a true show stopper with survivor characteristics. Fully loaded with all factory options, this available 1980 Trans Am features its original, number's matching 4.9 liter Turbo-Charged V8 engine and drivetrain.

The Trans Am featured here sold new in Adrian, MI from Gene Stevens Pontiac-Datsun in April 1980 to a local resident. It would stay in this region under long term ownership for most of its life, always being garaged to keep it rust free and solid all these years! It would travel to new ownership in Waukesha, WI in 2016. Proper servicing has been a priority for all owners, along with cosmetic upkeep after being enjoyed during the short, northern driving season. Today, the odometer shows 91,752 actual miles. Also included with this remarkable investment are the original owner's manual, radio instructions, Space Saver spare insert, original Fisher T-top storage bags, PHS documentation with copy of the sales invoice and letter from Pontiac to dealers announcing the Indy Pace car package and ordering information! The original BF Goodrich Space Saver Spare tire remains unused, along with, the jack and tire inflator all present inside the trunk. Given the nature of the market, we strongly urge any interested party to act quickly as Trans Ams have been steadily increasing in price over the last several years and show no signs of slowing. If you have ever wanted a beautiful example of one of America's most iconic muscle cars, here is your chance!

To learn more about this beautiful muscle car for sale, contact Jon Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected] Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1367712
  • Price:$29,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird Trans Am
  • Exterior Color:Cameo White
  • Interior Color:Hobnail Cloth/ Doeskin Vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:91752
  • Stock Number:3572-0
  • VIN:2X87TAN135826