Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
We didn't know it back then, but this 2002 Pontiac Firebird 35th Anniversary Trans Am convertible was the last time we'd celebrate a milestone with Pontiac. With less than 2400 ever made, this collector's edition T-Top car is desirable well beyond its powerful 5.7L LS1 V8, uber-low mileage, WS6 package, and carefully preserved total presentation. The Firebird Trans Am was really sent off in style by Pontiac, and here's your chance to own one of the best examples you'll ever find on the secondary market.
This has always been a true collector's car from day one. In fact, there were only 839 T-Top cars with 6-speed manuals built for the US and Canada markets. And that's precisely why this car has been treated so carefully throughout the years, averaging only about 640 miles annually. The special 35th anniversary package started by bringing back on of their boldest colors around for an exclusive run that was appropriately re-named Pontiac Collector Yellow. It's a vivid, attention-grabbing shade that looks terrific on this carefully preserved example, showing only incredibly minor swirl marks from past car washes. But don't get us wrong, this is still a car that you can show, a veritable 9 out 10 if we must out a number on it, and a professional cut-and-buff could easily bring it back up to showroom new condition. To off-set all that yellow, these anniversary cars had some very unique factory striping that was added from hood to tail. These silver and black stripes are well-coordinated with everything from the updated 'Screaming Chicken' set-up on the hood, to the swooping pinstripe-like presentation running down the profiles. It's a bold and thoughtful total package that commemorates the end of an era perfectly, and when combined with the aggressive styling of the WS6 appearance package, it's one of the coolest 'modern classics' we've ever seen.
If you like the way the black T-top roof and blacked-out alloys looks against the yellow paint, then you'll love the full Ebony leather interior inside. Low mileage means little seat time in those sporty black leather buckets, and they even come with commemorative stitching in the headrest. Top-of-the-line anniversary cars like this Bright Bird only came one way, loaded, with options like power seats, windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry/alarm, tilt wheel, steering wheel mounted controls, and an original Pontiac Monsoon AM/FM/CD premium stereo that manages all the speakers throughout the cabin. Easily removeable T-Tops mean you can enjoy an open-air driving experience in seconds, and they're also tinted limo black when you want protection from the elements. And cold-blowing air conditioning means you get you enjoy this all through the summer, too. Beyond just luxury features, a modern classic also means modern safety, too, and this Trans Am comes equipped with dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control (yes, you can turn that last one off when it's time to have some fun).
Under the hood is where all the action is, in the form of a numbers-matching 5.7L LS1 fuel-injected V8. With the special Ram Air hood element that comes on the WS6 package, the factory output is impressive, turning out 325 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque. The entire engine bay looks like a fresh time capsule, right down to the factory decals, bright yellow inner fenders, and all the original components still in place. The block fires up instantly with a nice throaty grunt from the factory exhaust, and there's great power up and down the throttle, regardless of what gear the car's in. With so few miles on the odometer the car still drive like new, with great response from the 6-speed manual transmission that's ideal for both quick kick-downs for power as well as easy overdrive cruising. The beefed-up sporty suspension is another WS6 high point, with bigger sway bars and higher spring rates than a regular Trans Am, flicking the relatively lightweight body in and out of the corners with ease. Add this to power four-wheel disc brakes and power steering, and this is the collector car that begs to be driven. Blacked-out Collector's Edition alloys set the stance and add great contrast to the yellow finish, and they're wrapped in 275/40/17 Nexen performance radials with plenty of grip.
With only 12,237 miles on the clock, this extremely low production T/A represents the perfect send-off to the legendary performance Pontiac. These pedigreed cars don't come up for sale that often, let alone in such great condition. Call today!!!
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