Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, Pontiac introduced the Firebird in 1967 around the same time Mercury unleashed the cougar and Chevrolet unveiled the Camaro, which shared the same F-body platform. In 1969 Pontiac came out with the Trans Am model which is essentially the Firebird but with better performance options including a more powerful engine and more high-end interior options. The Firebird became Pontiacs sole performance car when the demise of the larger muscle .....
cars like the GTO started in the 1970s. The Trans Am was sought-after from the start with limited production numbers of only a few thousand every year until the mid-1970s when the 2nd generation of the Firebird Trans Am really took off soaring.
The Firebird and its performance step up model the Trans Am saw success through the years and survived the country's gas crises and the new emissions reforms to continue producing some of the most iconic muscle cars to this day. The 4th generation continued the changes to the overall look with a focus on aerodynamic styling and were produced from 1993 until 2002. These new Firebirds featured a new hood and front fascia with dual intakes, retracting quad halogen headlights, and circular reverse lamps among many other changes including safety and design features.
Offered here is a 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 30th Anniversary edition convertible featured exclusively in Arctic White exterior with blue stripes, the same combination as when it first debuted in 1969. Inside is White leather with Blue embroidery to match the Blue convertible top. Powering this Trans Am is an all-aluminum LS1 Ram Air 5.7L V8 producing a strong 320 horsepower with 335 lb ft of torque and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This Trans Am is number 166 of the 1600 produced for the 30th Anniversary Edition of which only 535 were convertibles. Making this one even more special is the Hurst 6-speed manual transmission. One of just 175 produced!
The Trans Am was already an upgraded Firebird model and this Anniversary Edition adds even more options including polished aluminum wheels in blue tint, exterior stripes and badges, embroidered headrests and floor mats, and an ID emblem of the production number. The included WS6 performance package features Ram Air Scoops, low restriction exhaust, upgraded shocks, firm springs, 17” wheels and a power steering cooler. Other desired features include A/C, powered locks and windows, power adjustable seating, powered convertible top, powered antenna, Aero spoiler package with fog lights, traction control, steering wheel audio controls, Monsoon 10-speaker audio, and a Delco disc changer in trunk. Additional add-ons include window tinting on all the glass, an adjustable Stage 2 coil-over suspension system by RideTech, a complete Baer T4 performance braking set up with blue 4-piston calipers and 13” drilled/slotted rotors.
Showing only 5,652 miles on the odometer, this special edition Firebird Trans Am WS6 Convertible has been wonderfully cared for. It is a 2-owner vehicle spending most of its life in Nevada only being driven occasionally. This is an amazing opportunity to own and celebrate a piece of muscle car legacy that is the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Thank you for your interest and please call with any questions or come into our showroom for a closer look!