For Sale: 1980 Pontiac Firebird in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

A 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Indy 500 Pace Car is a mouthful to say, and if you're a T/A fan, that's all you'll ever want to hear. After all, that makes this a rare and unique sports machine with a turbo V8 under the hood. And with everything from the numbers-matching motor to the factory buildsheet, there's a lot of appeal in this T-top classic.

These factory Indy pace car replicas are desirable for the impressive package that was out together. The two-tone Cameo White and Ontario Gray are distinctly intertwined. Similar to the 10th anniversary cars of 1979, there's a special "screaming" hood bird that creatively surrounds the silver/gray. From there, it runs up the hood, around the doors, and ends at the pinstripe behind the T-tops. Speaking of the pinstripe, this red and gray dual line also runs across the wheel arch flares to match the bold Trans Am decal on the fenders. Plus, it also provides another color separation line on the bumpers and full-width rear spoiler. Even the official pace car decals are completed in this color theme. The respray of this complex factory-correct package looks good, but it's far from perfect. After all, the concours examples go for thousands $$$$$ more. So you should view this one as a great way to get your hands on a turbo Indy pace car that's also a fun and easy driver. And because it's quite clean and complete, you can always choose to upgrade the presentation if you want one of those big dollar auction cars. And no matter your plans for this coupe, you know it will always be in demand. This was one of the priciest Pontiacs you could buy in 1980, and thus, it's one of the rarest, with only 5,700 examples produced. More than just exclusive, this was a speedy-looking T/A. With the pointed Endura front end, large side air ducts, offset turbo power dome in the hood, and exclusive turbo alloys. So it was built from day one to always stand out in the best ways.

Inside, the seats, door panels, and dash are all highly original. So you'll love all the correct details, like the Oyster-colored hobnail cloth inserts in the bucket seats, as well as the gray and red Firebird logos stitched into the doors and rear seat. Plus, the carpeting and headliner feel newer for an inviting feeling. As we've mentioned, this one has the heart of its appeal as an easy driver. So it's appealing for being loaded with great features like T-tops, power windows, cruise control, rear defogger, a three-speed automatic transmission, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with a USB input for your phone. This also has provisions for desirable factory amenities like power locks and air conditioning (they will need servicing and/or parts to function properly.) And your favorite driving features are still right where you want them. You'll grab the iconic three-spoke sports steering wheel, and beyond that is the machine-turned aluminum dash panel with a large tach/clock combo.

Lift the hood for a unique presentation. The 301 cubic-inch turbocharged V8 motor was only offered for two years, and fans instantly identify this setup with the offset air grabber that makes room for the turbocharger. Everything looks correct and clean under the hood, which is a great way to showcase this numbers-matching motor. These unique T/As were a cool addition to the lineup when the big torque of the V8 would get you off the line, and the turbo offered extra power in the mid-range. Plus, this comes with great handling features like four-wheel power disc brakes and thick sway bars front & rear for a fine sports car experience.

A rare Turbo Indy 500 Pace Car is a true treat, especially when you also have buildsheet to verify the special features. Don't miss out on this deal. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1980 Pontiac Firebird
  • Listing ID: CC-1652723
  • Price: $29,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:55985
  • Stock Number:7581-CHA
  • VIN:2X87TAL139606
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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