Rare Indy Daytona 500 Richly Documented 27,000 Orig. Mi. Stunning 179 Photos!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Trans Am
- SubModel: 301Turbo Pace Car
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Special Edition T-Tops
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 27,264
- VIN: 2X871TAN128332
- Color: White/Silver
- Engine size: 301 V8 Turbo
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Oyster
- Options: Cassette Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Pontiac Trans Am 301Turbo Pace CarPresenting this genuine 1980 Trans Am Turbo Indy PACE CAR
- One of 5,700 Factory Produced Replicas of the 1980 Indy 500 Pace Car
- Highly Original, eference Grade
- Original Cameo White Finish
- Original Oyster Interior W/Doeskin Seats & Hobnail Inserts
- Original 301 Turbo Drive Train
- Factory Glass T-Tops W/Original Pouches
- Ice Cold A/C
- Newer BF Goodrich Radial TA’s
- Recently “Perfected” by Enthusiast Collector/Owner
- Richly Documented W/Original Owner’s Books & Dealer Delivery Records
- Custom Car Cover Included
- Much More!
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The ultimate Trans Am Turbo was the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica, uilt to commemorate the first time a single car paced both the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 in the same year. It is essentially a Trans Am with the 301 turbo engine and every available Firebird option, ncluding a T-top roof, ir conditioning, imited-slip differential, hite-painted alloy wheels, full load of convenience features and the WS6 Performance Handling Package which included four-wheel disc brakes and stiffer suspension components. Pace Car replicas were available only in Cameo White with gray accents — and a unique hood decal even more dramatic than the normal Firebird.
Check out this Road & Track article on the collectability of these Pace Cars:
A mere 5,700 Pace Cars were built 35 years ago; few of these ‘birds have survived; even fewer are in pristine condition.
Currently owned by a prominent O.C. businessman, he car is always garaged and covered; living a sheltered life among his private collection. Hence, unique opportunity arises to obtain a coveted Pace Car, ne that enjoyed a most beneficial climate, ampered beyond belief by a mature owner with big pockets and the willingness to pay up for the best service money can buy.
The miles shown on the odometer—27,264--are of the original, ocumented kind!
Let's check out this dream find now, nside and out!
Amazingly, he car's exterior retains its factory original finish. Yes, he Cameo White paint is 100% original!
The trailing edge of the Firebird Trans Am Turbo’s hood bulge contains this “boost indicator” that was exclusive to Pace Cars: three lights that illuminated in sequence as the turbocharger’s boost pressure rose.
This Turbo has never suffered any damage; there are virtually no door dings or rock chips to report. Hood and door gaps are in perfect alignment.
The little sticker under this “Trans Am” decal says “Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” identifying this as one of 5,700 replicas of the 1980 Indy 500 pace car.
The extractor side scoop was a Pontiac Trans Am feature going back to the debut of the second-gen Firebird in 1970.
These fully equipped limited editions sold new for $11,194.
A very desirable option: the iconic T-Tops.
T-tops feature original weather stripping that still appear fresh and in better condition than what many late-model cars have to offer.
Let the sunshine in!
The doors and trunk lid shut with a solid thud, xpressing the quality that is often found on German automobiles.
Tail spoiler is functional at speeds above 100 mph.
Hood, oor and trunk gaps on this Trans Am, re of reference quality.
New hood decal and stripes are factory correct and absolutely stunning.
BF Goodrich Radial TA’s are mounted to the original white “Turbo” wheels (RPO LU8) used only on Trans Am Turbo and Pace Car replicas.
Tire tread is like new.
To call the paint "well preserved" would be a gross understatement; the truly marvelous finish has retained its magical luster over the years and still appears stunningly beautiful today.
Open the door and you'll find the oyster interior in immaculate, riginal condition.
Inside this Trans Am, uxury is abundant. This ‘bird comes with the fully optioned interior that exudes a fantastic aroma; let's investigate!
The iconic cockpit featuring doeskin vinyl seats and hobnail inserts were exclusive to the pace cars and add a whole lot of old school style!
The inviting bucket sport seats will easily accommodate Burt Reynolds (5’11”) to a 6'6"-tall NBA player.
A plethora of Pace Car options include original Oyster Interior with TA embroidered door panels, oeskin vinyl seats with hobnail Inserts, ower brakes, ower mirrors, ower windows and even cruise control, verything works perfectly, f course.
The rainbow dash bezel with 3-spoke steering wheel is a timeless design.
From the original Delco GM AM/FM Cassette Unit; to the ice cold A/C, verything remains in original, mmaculate condition, urther testament to just how well this low-mile ‘bird has been cared for.
From the pristine carpets…
…to the perfectly sealed T-Tops; the condition of the original interior is consistent only with a cherished, ow-mileage car that's been garaged all its life.
When the car was 9 years old, t only had 24,160 miles as seen on this 1989 service sticker.
After that, twent intoin a long storage and was later resurrected by Rick McLaughlin at The Trans Am Museum and several years ago,sold to the current owner.
How about a look inside the trunk?
Out back, he immaculate trunk retains the original mat, ack assembly, oth original pouches for the T-tops and a custom car cover!
Let’s have a peak under the hood…
…and you'll find this Pontiac's all-original 301T engine.
This is an original, umbers matching drive train. Everything of course is factory correct.
Without going into too much detail, 1-inch stack of receipts will be included for the new owner detailing meticulous maintenance with no expense spared to keep this Firebird in top mechanical condition.
Recently, major engine service was performed by the experts at Superior Automotive Engineering in Placentia CA, he owner’s SoCal mechanic’s shop of choice.
Master Mechanic "Joe" installed a new turbo charger and performed anything and everything to make this car 100% in every way. All receipts included.
In short, his 'Bird is as fit mechanically as it is cosmetically.
Driving this collectible ‘bird truly is an unforgettable, niquely pleasurable experience. Its low mileage--the car has covered less than 2,000 miles annually, n average--certainly provides an extra dimension of satisfaction: there are no squeaks or rattles; this T/A feels as solid as a rock!
The car runs, rives, andles, nd stops flawlessly.
This turbo runs super strong and displays no ill manners whatsoever--like smoking, il piddling, r drinking.
Docile and fuel friendly around town but the turbo 301 power is there when you need it. All lights, auges, nd switches work and the A/C blows Ice Cold. Despite its age, he car can easily be driven across the country - if that is where you live.
Here's your chance to acquire a highly collectable, ll-original, ristine Trans Am. The Turbo delivers everything its aggressive exterior promises: outstanding and reliable driving pleasures, ndiminished prestige, nd unlimited appreciation potential.
Presently, e have a clear, alifornia Title and a Smog Certificate which will be provided to the new owner for transfer. Local sales tax and DMV transfer fees apply to residents in CA.
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With the exception of the window sticker and extra Owner's Manual, llbooks and documents in above photo are 100% original to the car.
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If you grew up in the mid to late 70's, he ultimate muscle car was, nd always will be, he Trans Am. It was the car that everyone talked about, veryone wanted and everyone drooled over. Over the last five years, he generation that loves these 'birds has moved into the collector car hobby and will continue to do so for the next twenty. As a result, nd generation Trans Ams have been steadily gaining value.
It's not often that 2nd generation Firebirds of this caliber come around. If you're ready to add to your portfolio, r simply enjoy a car that you've always cherished, his documented, nmolested, umbers matching, ndy 500 Pace Car is the ultimate, ollectible Trans Am to have!