For Sale: 1988 Pontiac Firebird in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

The 1988 Pontiac Firebird GTA was already the true king of Pontiac performance, but this example takes all the driving features you love and also has all the rarest factory features around. Yes, it's a distinct Notchback coupe! So when you're looking for that one fuel-injected V8 classic that will always draw added attention, you need to dig deeper into this highly-optioned GTA.


Flame Red was pretty much the color that defined these GTA cars. It gives you a vibrant metallic style that also has deeper tones to let people know this was something special. This shows the right signs of being the original factory application, and the odometer is also believed to reflect the full actual mileage. The result is a well-respected car that has also been driven. So the glossy red could use a professional detail if you're taking this one to the car show, but from day one, it knows how to impress with its sleek shine and crisp body panels. These GTAs had a terrific sporty style with the full body kit, vented hood, and rear spoiler. And the crosslace alloy wheels gave these the sophisticated look of a European grand touring machine. While the GTA was already different-looking from the T/A, this one is even more unique. A few lucky people dug deeper into their pockets to get the notchback option. This was a specialty piece ordered from the factory that took the rear back glass and gave you a sporty flat hatch with a hint of flying buttress. It makes the car look beautifully different, and it's also exceptionally rare with only 600-700 notchbacks believed to be ever delivered by Pontiac. So when you realize that the GTA is a quite rare machine, and this has the rarest body style, you can start to imagine you may never run into another Pontiac like this ever!


For the same reason why we love the look of the gold wheels against the deep red, we love the look of the golden tan interior. It has an overall stock style and level of cleanliness that reinforces the understanding that this rare Notchback has been respected as something special. The GTAs were loaded with great features, like the new-style bucket seats that include electronic inflatable bolstering for extra comfort in all conditions. Plus, you have power windows, power locks, power steering, cruise control, the premium AM/FM/cassette stereo w/5-band equalizer, and cold-blowing air conditioning. The sports steering wheel is different from most other cars you see, and that's for a good reason. It helps control the optional full digital dash package. It's a rarely-seen feature that gives this Pontiac the kind of tech that would even make KITT jealous.


They were quite good with the option boxes on this GTA, and that includes the engine bay, too. The L98 5.7-liter fuel-injected V8 was shared with the C4 Corvette, and so it was the right choice for a premium performance Pontiac. These were especially known for their torque, and so the famously stout 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission was the only pairing. It's a great piece that gives you both confidence on the road and easy overdrive cruising. It helps make for an all-around solid driver, and that's the key to a great GTA. It came with features like four-wheel disc brakes and the desirable WS6 sports suspension to encourage you to find the open road.


Complete with owner's manual, you now understand that you're looking at the rarest of the rare. So if you're ready for an awesome GTA that's ready to hit the road, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1988 Pontiac Firebird
  • Listing ID: CC-1617326
  • Price: $27,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1988
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird
  • Exterior Color:Flame Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:Beachwood
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:131256
  • Stock Number:3645-TPA
  • VIN:1G2FW2187JL252874
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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