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1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA

Car Details:

Engine: 5.7 V8 (LT1)
Horsepower: 225 bhp @ 4400 RPM 
Performance: unknown yet
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Weight: 3406 lbs
Wheels: 16×8 front and 16×8 rear
Tires: 245/50ZR16
Color: White


I am still sorting this out as I assess the car.  I don’t believe there are any.

The Story:

 I had always wanted a Trans Am, but it never fit into stable, until now.  A friend of mine was moving to Arizona and was looking to thin out the garage a little, so this car became available in spring 2023.  One of my dream cars was a 1989 Turbo Trans Am, but those are cost prohibitive as a toy car, so this was the next best thing since I love white on these cars.  Plus, I wouldn’t feel too bad about driving it regularly given that it isn’t a rare collectible like the TTA. 

I am going to go through it from bumper to bumper getting it up to my standards.  Not that it wasn’t already in nice shape, but I enjoy the process of improving and resetting the maintenance calendar on items.  This will be a fun project for my son and I and my hope is that he can proudly drive it to senior prom since he hasn’t quite grasped driving a stick in the Honda S2000.  Stay tuned for more updates as I get to know this car and make any modifications.  I am sure an exhaust system is in my future since I miss the sound of a V8.


Coming soon after it is fully detailed.