For Sale: 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am NHRA Edition in Ft Worth, Texas

$19,995

Vehicle Description

We all know that big horsepower and small price adds up to lots of fun, but few cars delivered the bang for the buck of the late-model F-body. This 2002 Pontiac Trans Am NHRA Edition is one of those rare unabused specimens and shows just 15,551 miles, so you know it was never a daily driver. If you missed your chance fifteen years ago, here it is again!

There's no mistaking the fourth-generation Trans Am, with its twin nostrils force-feeding the LS1 underneath. Finished in subtle Pewter Metallic, it has a low-key look that seems at odds with its NHRA special edition status, although the package was largely cosmetic with a few decals and badges. Only 189 NHRA Edition coupes were built with an automatic transmission, so it's a rare piece, and they're easy to identify with their 1SH RPO code. Still as shiny as the day it was new, this F-body has been expertly maintained for nearly a decade and a half and shows very little evidence of having been driven. There are almost no scuffs on the chin spoiler from steep driveways, no chips in the windshield, and even the Trans Am's ultra-aggressive nose is virtually free of blemishes. Trademark round fog lights, correct Trans Am badges on the lower doors, the honeycomb taillights help identify what was ultimately a very sophisticated muscle car. There's also a large integrated wing out back, plenty of scoops, flares, and vents in traditional T/A fashion, plus a set of sporty T-tops that make it a blast on sunny days.

GM installed black leather buckets when it was built, and they naturally remain very well preserved in this low-mile Trans Am. The supportive bucket seats are both grippy in the corners and comfortable for all-day drives. Usually these cars start to show wear on the driver's bolster, but it's clear that someone was exceptionally careful whenever they got in and out of the car, because it's still quite nice. Carpets, door panels, and the dash are excellent, and it appears that the back seat has never been used. All 2002 Trans Ams had round A/C vents and orange lighting on the dash, giving it a very high-tech look. And all Trans Ams came only one way: loaded. That means A/C, power windows, power locks, cruise control, traction control, ABS, and power seats, plus keyless entry. Everything works as it should on this one-heck, even the floor mats look like they were just installed yesterday. A powerful AM/FM/CD stereo with equalizer sounds awesome, even at full bore with the T-tops open, but at that point you'll probably want to enjoy the V8's song anyway.

The LS1 engine became famous overnight, and anyone who worried about the passing of the small block torch need not have been concerned. Its aluminum construction shaved precious pounds from the nose of the car, while it cranked out more power than any small block in history. Almost completely untouched, the engine bay of this car is an anatomy textbook for future restorers, with original markings, fasteners, and decals in 100% factory fresh condition. The NHRA Edition didn't add any horsepower, but with the performance already on tap, it wasn't really necessary anyway. It's one of only a handful equipped with the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, which is a great match for the LS1, offering snappy downshifts and a towering overdrive to make this car good at almost everything. Underneath, it's obvious that this car has never seen foul weather and it wears sparkling chrome alloys that were standard on the NHRA cars, as well as its original 245/50/16 Goodyear Eagle GS-C radials.

History tells us that the cars that collectors cherish are often limited editions with the lowest mileage, so here's your second chance. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-877169
  • Year:2002
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird Trans Am NHRA Edition
  • Exterior Color:Pewter Metallic
  • Interior Color:Ebony
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:15551
  • Stock Number:1869-DFW
  • VIN:2G2FV22G622138911