West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this extremely rare 1989 Pontiac Trans Am 20th Anniversary Indy Pace Car Edition; a legendary Pontiac Trans Am (1969-1994) & one of only 1,555 built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary & #49 of only 187 Indy 500 Pace Cars with an unbelievably low original 4K miles!
Rarity and exclusivity are just two of the adjectives used to describe this spectacular 1989 Pontiac Trans-Am 20th Anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car. Pontiac only made 1,555 and to crank up the rarity meter, this particular example also happens to be:
- One of the parade cars for the Indy Pace-Car Special Promotion Vehicles program. It is car #49.
- 1 of 187 made with T-Tops and a cloth interior.
- 4,881 original miles.
- 100% fully documented with owners kit and all the original books, manuals, promotional material, and PHS documentation.
- T-Tops have reportedly never been off the car and the original T-Top bag and pads in as new condition are included.
- Original battery, magazine write-ups, and trophies are included.
As with all 1,555 examples, this one is finished in White but sports the very low production tan cloth interior. The exterior is accented by Turbo, 20th Anniversary, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway badges along with the vinyl 73rd Indy 500 decals on each door. This is essentially a brand new car as it is in showroom condition and everything works. The original owner was a GM employee for a number of years and won the internal company lottery that awarded the opportunity to purchase one of the parade cars, in which he did, and he had accumulated less than 4,000 original miles and many 1st and 2nd place trophies at shows over the years before the car was sold to only its second owner here in southern California.
Under the hood is the HiPo 231 ci turbocharged V6 engine from the Buick GNX complete with an intercooler and electronic fuel injection. It is matted to the original Turbo-Hydramatic 200-4R four-speed automatic transmission. The car also features the WS6 performance suspension consisting of independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with trailing links and torque arm, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes from the 1LE, and 16×8 Aluminum wheels with P245/60ZR16 Goodyear Eagle performance tires.
As equipped, the new Trans-Am redefined the term high performance with 13-second quarter-mile times and top speeds exceeding 150 mph. It was the first unmodified car to pace the Indianapolis 500 in 1989. Originally priced at $9,000 over the cost of the 5.7-liter GTA and with just 1,554 other examples produced, including five test cars, this 20th Anniversary Indy Pace-Car Trans-Am remains one of the rarest Pontiac’s ever assembled.
Obviously always garaged and with no accident history whatsoever! Owned and driven by only one very careful and mature non-smoking owner/driver since new – never abused – babied all the way! The original factory paint is in immaculate condition with the 20th Anniversary Edition series & Indy 500 decals and the car’s interior all in immaculate condition throughout with no signs of wear and with every option working as it should including the ice-cold A/C.
This particular model must be seen to be believed and driven to be fully appreciated – the car drives as good as it looks with no shakes or rattles and the considerable power of it’s turbocharged GNX engine boasting only some 4K original miles! There are no oil leaks, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool. Drives exactly as when brand new – you would never know the difference! This is one very unique and ridiculously attractive and muscular car and this must surely be one of the finest and lowest mileage example’s of this ultra rare limited edition (1 of only 187 produced Indy 500 parade cars built) & a 20th Anniversary Series model to boot available anywhere!
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