For Sale: 1989 Pontiac Firebird in Olathe, Kansas

Vehicle Description


The 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am had the honor of being selected as the Official Pace Car of the 73rd Indianapolis 500, held on May 28, 1989. The three cars which did pace car duty were the first in the history of the Indianapolis 500 to do so with no performance modifications whatsoever. The only changes to the car were the usual safety equipment required by Indianapolis Motor Speedway (including a five-point seat belt harness), pace car lighting, and television-related equipment.

Back In 1989 Pontiac Released This Trans Am Model For Two Purposes. First Was To Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of The Trans Am And Secondly To Serve As The Official pace Car For The 73rd Indianapolis 500.

This Car Was The 147th Built Of Total Production Of 1555 Cars. Further Breakdown - Only 187 Of The 1555 Were Built With T-Tops And Cloth Trim Interior. True Y82 Package.

According To The Paperwork From PHS Automotive Services This Car Was Also One Of The Festival Cars Used At The Speedway. Festival Cars Were For VIP And Parade Duty At The Track. Only 162 Were Designated 'Festival' Cars.

In addition to three pace cars, an additional 162 "Festival" TTAs were at Indy for VIP and parade duty. All of the cars at Indy, including the three pace cars, had T-tops and cloth interiors.

What makes the 20th Anniversary Turbo TA so special is that it is a complete mechanical package, and not just some tape stripes. Starting with the engine, Pontiac borrowed Buick's 3.8 liter (231cid) V6 turbo powerplant from the fabled 1986-87 Grand National. Some difference exist between the TTA motor and the GN version. Different heads were necessary in order to squeeze the motor between the strut towers. These heads, adapted from the transverse FWD version of the 3.8 liter motor, have the added benefit of improved exhaust flow and combustion chamber design. Subsequently, different pistons were required in order to maintain combustion chamber volume. Other changes to the TTA motor are a cross-drilled crank, larger 12 fin/inch GNX-style intercooler in place of the GN's 10 fin/inch design, specially-designed stainless-steel headers, higher-pressure Bosch 237 fuel pressure regulator, and a recalibrated engine control module.

Features On This Car:

3.8L V6 Turbocharged, Just Tuned...

Automatic Transmission

Power Four Wheel Disc Brakes

Air Conditioning

Dual Color Coded Electric Side Mirrors

Cruise Control

Rear Window Defroster

Power Windows

Power Door Locks

Limited Slip Rear Axle

Full Instrument Cluster

Exterior Paint In White

Beechwood Cloth Interior With Folding Rear Seat

Removable Roof Panels

Gold Spoke Wheels

Worldwide Enclosed Transporting Available / Financing Available

Here is a link below for a walkaround video of this car. Antenna Type - Power,Anti-Theft System - Alarm,Cargo Cover,Cassette,Center Console,Clock,Cruise Control,Driver Seat Power Adjustments,Exterior Entry Lights - Approach Lamps,Front Air Conditioning,Front Fog Lights,Front Seat Type - Bucket,Front Wipers - Intermittent,Gauge - Tachometer,Graphic Equalizer,Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release,Power Brakes,Power Door Locks,Power Steering,Power Windows,Radio - Am/Fm,Rear Spoiler,Side Mirror Adjustments - Power,Steering Wheel - Tilt,Steering Wheel Trim - Leather,Tinted Glass,Tuned Suspension - Sport,Upholstery - Cloth,Wheel Design - Spoke,Wheel Diameter - 16 Inch,Window Defogger - Rear

Vehicle Details

  • 1989 Pontiac Firebird
  • Listing ID: CC-1846617
  • Price: $56,995
  • Location:Olathe, Kansas
  • Year:1989
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:25022
  • Stock Number:228357
  • VIN:1G5FW2175KL228357
Listed By:
MidAmerica Muscle Cars
533 N. Lindenwood Dr.
Olathe, KS 66062

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