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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Frame-off restored T/A


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this frame-off restored 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“The exterior of this Trans Am was styled after the 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Trans Am and refinished in metallic silver and metallic charcoal,” the listing states. “Features include color-keyed bumpers, red and black accent stripes, a tri-tone Firebird hood graphic, fender flares, removable T-top roof panels, and a rear spoiler. A walk-around video can be found below.”

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

It rides on new aluminum Pontiac snowflake-style wheels with new Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires.

The interior features new front bucket seats, rear seat trim and door panels are upholstered in silver vinyl. Amenities include air conditioning, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo, power steering and power windows.

This Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is powered by an upgraded General Motors 6.0-liter V8 engine with a custom intake cover with a Firebird decal. The engine is paired with a rebuilt automatic overdrive transmission. 

According to the seller 1,010 miles have been accrued since the restoration was completed. True chassis mileage is unknown. The CARFAX report starts in October 1982 and shows one minor accident in December 2008. 

This Pontiac has new brakes, new brake lines, and suspension hardware. A full-length Flowmaster dual exhaust system exits at the rear.

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The sale includes a clear New York title and an original build sheet. This Pontiac Firebird’s auction ends on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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