Rarity and exclusivity are just two of the adjectives used to describe this spectacular 1989 Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans-Am 20th Anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car. Pontiac only made this model in 1989 specifically to pace the 73rd Indy 500. Total production numbered 1,555 units and GM kept 5 of them and sold 1,550 to the public. This is #1,221 of the 1,555 ever made. This example is highly original with only the battery and tires being replaced. I bought this car 7 months ago with 1,968 miles and it currently has 2,100 original miles on the dot, not a typo. I am the 2nd owner and it has been kept as a collector car since new. I am only selling because I don’t drive it due to the extremely low mileage and I’m downsizing my collection. I only put 132 miles on in 7 months and that was to and from car shows only. It is 100% fully documented with the original owners kit, original window sticker, original door decals (the current ones are replicas to prevent using the originals), original books, manuals, and keys, as well as the original promotional material and comes with an original Indy 500 program that has about 4 or 5 pages about the car in it. Also, it has full PHS documentation as verified by Jim Mattison of Pontiac Historical Services (PHS). Has a free and clear title in my name with no lien. Under the hood it is all original aside from the battery. The hi-po 231ci turbocharged V6 engine from the Buick Grand National with the original Garrett intercooler and turbo is mated 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″x8″ Aluminum wheels. The interior is a time warp. It is in as new condition as an original 25 year old car can be. Everything is there and excellent original condition including the t-top bag and sun shade. Everything works except the power antenna but you can manually raise it and the reception is very clear, this is the only thing not working properly on this car. All of the glass is original PPG and all the body panels have the VIN stickers such as the one pictured. 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. Originally priced at $9,000 over the cost of the 5.7-liter GTA and with just 1,554 other examples produced, this 20th Anniversary Indy Pace-Car Trans-Am remains one of the rarest Pontiac’s ever assembled which has become a highly sought after limited and exclusive collectible.
Location: Garden City, Michigan, United States
See listing: 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am 20th Anniv. 2,100 Orig. Miles, Collector Owned! (from December 19, 2015)