INVESTMENT GRADE, #S MATCH, BELEIVED 44K ACT MILES, BUILD SHEET, PHS DOCS, A+ TA
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Firebird
- SubModel: Trans Am Turbo WS6
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Trans Am Turbo WS6
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 44,227
- VIN: 1G2AW87T5BL132310
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 301 Turbo V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Turbo WS6
If you love classic T/As, it's time to pay attention. This 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am has all the best stuff you want T-tops, the original turbocharged V8, plenty of docs, and the sought-after WS6 suspension package. So when a survivor-grade classic like this is up for grabs, you know you want to be first in line.
Black Trans Ams are fun, and so if that's your style, there are others at Streetside that will be more to your liking. But if you're someone who likes to stay bold but play it a little smoother, this factory-correct Barclay Brown should be exactly why you're looking for. It's like the difference between ordering black coffee and a cappuccino. In fact, this coupe does feel exactly like a special blend, because they made less than 800 T/As in this color for 1981. This paint is even believed to be all original to the car. The exceptional level of gloss and shine it still radiates is a testament to what kind of care this car has received for nearly four decades (that's why we also believe the low odometer could be actual mileage.) And what also helps grab attention is the gold trim that's on everything, including the rub strips, under the rear spoiler, ad on the special turbo wheels. Also, of course, no one can escape the clutches of the bold and iconic hood bird that's front and center.
The interior is just as well preserved as the exterior, and that's a good thing, because this came loaded from the factory. The camel interior is a great complementing color to the exterior because it nicely coordinates with the tone of the brown. And let's face it, when you have a T-top T/A like this you're going to want to keep it open to the world. Another feature to have when the T-tops are out is the set of cloth bucket seats. After all, you'll never be afraid to hop into this one wearing shorts. Plus, the air conditioning has been converted to R134a to make sure your wind-in-the-hair experience is a cool one even in the summertime. And while you'll be amazed at how nice the whole original presentation is, don't forget to check out all the features like power windows, power locks, electric rear defogger, cruise control, and the original AM/FM stereo. This is a driver's classic, so you get to face iconic components like the Trans Am's special three-spoke steering wheel, cool machined aluminum dash, and the full gauge package with tach/clock combo. And while '60s Pontiacs were famous for having the tach on the hood, this special more modern T/A gives you the status of the turbo in lights.
Lift the hood for a very unique presentation. The 4.9-liter turbocharged V8 motor was only offered for two years, and fans instantly identify this setup with the offset air topper that makes room for the turbocharger. On a car so well preserved thus far, you'll be glad to know that this very correct-looking engine bay also contains the original numbers-matching motor. More than just historical, this is a well-maintained package, that includes receipts for a recent tune-up including plugs, fluids, brake pads, and radiator re-core. 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 an extra hit of power in the mid-range. Plus, this comes with great handling thanks to the desirable WS6 package. It includes a larger sway bars, tighter steering box ratio, and four-wheel disc brakes. This option made the Trans Am the favorite of most automotive magazines back in the day. Add in power steering and TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, and you've got a terrific total cruising package.
An amazingly preserved classic like this needs the right paperwork to complete the package, and so this one comes with the original window sticker, factory buildsheet, warranty card, owner's manual, maintenance records, and Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) documentation. That makes it a great survivor with the best material to back it up. So when that's on one of the most desirable Trans Ams around, you know you have to act fast to grab it. Call today!!!