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 The original hatch glass was damaged and has been replaced by a unit from an 86 T/A. The spoiler has been replaced by a fiberglass one from Hawks.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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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:01:00 EST
We like cars, and we like art. Naturally, Chris Labrooy's Auto Aerobics series - computer-generated images of some seriously contorted 1968 Pontiac Bonnevilles floating in mid-air - instantly clicked with us. If the Pontiacs weren't floating or hollow, we could be fooled into believing the image is real. But where's the fun in that?
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:30:00 EST
Check out the gallery we included of Labrooy's Bonneville art, and feel free too head over to his website for some Formula One humor.
General Motors has confirmed to Autoblog that the Pontiac Vibe is included in Toyota's just-announced recall action. The Vibe and the Toyota Matrix share a large number of parts, including the affected cable to the airbag.
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:01:00 EST
"About 40,500 Pontiac Vibes from the 2009-2010 model years are included in the Toyota recall. Toyota designed and engineered the Vibe for Pontiac. GM will service customers with these vehicles when Toyota makes the parts available," said GM recall spokesperson Alan Adler to Autoblog in an email.
The recall covers 1.3 million Toyota units in the US, including 2009-2010 Corolla, Matrix and Tacoma, the 2008-2010 Highlander, the 2006-2008 Rav4 and 2006-2010 Yaris, plus the addition of the 2009-2010 Vibe. The models all have their airbag module attached via a spiral electrical cable. The connections on this cable can be damaged when turning the steering wheel. Once broken, the airbag deactivates and the airbag warning light comes on. Toyota has an improved part, but it's still making preparations to begin repairs. It will begin notifying owners soon.
The Poncho is dead. Long live the Poncho. Like certain other reoccurring personal maladies, the aftermarket community simply can't let the Trans Am go without another flare up. The guys at Trans Am Depot have worked up a quick commercial for their newest creation: The 2013 Trans Am Hurst Edition, and it watches pretty much like you'd expect it to. The footage is comprised of just about every TA male fantasy you can conceive of, from Daisy Dukes and white tank tops to tramp stamps, bikinis and ice cream cones. There simply aren't words for what you'll see below.
Of course, we like our T-Tops as much as the next guy. If you like what you see in the videos, you can pick up your very own TA by heading over to the Trans Am Depot site. The guys even have Chevrolet Camaro-based versions of the Pontiac GTO if the '77 TA treatment is too much for your tastes. Enjoy, but don't say we didn't warn you.