1988 Pontiac Trans Am Gta Firebird L98 350 Tpi on 2040-cars
Stuarts Draft, Virginia, United States
Up for sale is the car that got me through college and I didn't think I'd ever let it go. However the time has finally come, I have a baby on the way and just donít have time to mess with it anymore. The car had been parked for 10+ years and I finally got it back on the road and inspected this summer. It runs and drives well, with the exception of not wanting to idle while cold due to the cam thatís in it. Once up to operating temperature itís fine though. The engine was replaced with a custom Scoggin-Dickey crate motor (ZZ4 rotating assembly, Edelbrock 6085 heads, LT4 Hot cam & 1.6 RRs) around 100k miles (in 2000), so it has less than 40k on it now. It also has an exhaust leak between the header collector and y-pipe on the passenger side. Nothing is damaged; it just isnít lined up quite right. I have installed a vacuum assist pump and canister to make sure the brakes always have sufficient vacuum. Air conditioning and cruise control do not work.
Cosmetically the paint is completely shot. The only body damage is a torn hole in the front bumper cover. The original hatch glass was damaged and has been replaced by a unit from an 86 T/A. The spoiler has been replaced by a fiberglass one from Hawks. The only rust on the car is under the battery tray from a leaky battery at some point in time. The passenger front wheel has a dent in it, and most if not all have some mild curb rash.
The interior is good shape for its age. The dash and top door sill on the driverís side have been replaced with un-cracked pieces. (Included is a new piece for the passenger door too, I just havenít installed it). The center console was swapped out for a 4th gen console for cup holders. There are no rips or tears in the seats, but there are a few minor burn spots. These are not from cigarettes (car was never smoked in during the 16 years Iíve owned it) but rather from sloppy soldering while working on the stereo, etc. The steering wheel radio controls work. The hatch motor works properly. The headlights go up and down on their own. The headliner is starting to sag, but is not real bad yet. There is a mild musty smell to the interior from being closed up for so long.
I think I have covered all the issues with the car, and if you have any questions ask before bidding! I will be completely honest with you. I want you to be able to make an educated bid. The mileage may change slightly as I am driving it a little. The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. The car is sold ďAs-IsĒ with no warranty stated or implied. A $500 deposit is due within 2 days of auction end or negative feedback will be left. Buyer is responsible for pickup/shipping, but I will help with what I can. Thanks for looking.
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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:30:00 EST
If you're an automotive engineer being tormented by an immortal being made of fire, then wouldn't you think it best to have a custom coupe called the FireBreather for your getaway car? That's the FireBreather in the image above, adorned by the red wings that once fronted the Pontiac Firebird, running away from a black cloud of evil in a trailer for the movie Jinn.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:30:00 EST
The Jinn is eternal evil, always waiting for the chance to make things float across rooms before going on homicidal urban rampages. The FireBreather is a Gen-V Chevrolet Camaro - from the V6 to the ZL1 - that's been through Classic Design Concepts' extensive list of exterior and interior modifications, including entirely new front and rear fascias and side skirts, sway bars and springs, Pirelli P Zeroes and an available Edelbrock supercharger.
The movie - FireBreathing chase scenes and all - was shot in Monroe, Michigan. You can watch the trailer below, but since the FireBreather only get a couple of seconds on screen, you can find out more about it on Street Legal TV and its official site.
General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," though GM spokesperson Alan Adler tells Autoblog that this issue is not like the infamous Chevy Cobalt ignition switch fiasco.
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For the sake of perspective, translated to US population, this total recall figure would equal a car for each resident of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Wyoming. Combined. Here's how it all breaks down:
7,610,862 vehicles in North America being recalled for unintended ignition key rotation. 6,805,679 are in the United States.
Generation Gap is mining the Lingenfelter collection again this week to compare two very different interpretations of the Pontiac Firebird. An original 1968 example goes toe-to-toe with a 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am to see whether the old man or the modern re-imagining takes the crown.
Being from the Lingenfelter collection, both cars are absolutely immaculate. The '68 packs a Pontiac 350-cubic-inch (5.7-liter) V8 with a claimed 320 horsepower and some classic, muscular style with a hood-mounted tach. Plus, it's painted in an understated shade of green that you don't usually see.
In the other corner is Lingenfelter's pumped-up take on the classic shape based on the modern Camaro, and this is just one of six concept versions ever made. It wears an eye-catching, vintage-inspired livery of blue with a white stripe package. Under its shaker hood is a 455-cubic-inch (7.5-liter) V8 with a reported 655 hp and 610 pound-feet of torque.