1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM 2 DOOR HARDTOP - 161155 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #785 1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM 2 DOOR HARDTOP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161155/161155_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #785

1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM 2 DOOR HARDTOP

Auction Scottsdale 2014
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 785
Year 1982
Make PONTIAC
Model FIREBIRD TRANS AM
Style 2 DOOR HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1G2AW87HXCL510814
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 5-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #785 - Gale Banks Twin Turbo 200mph Car & Driver magazine cover featured June, 1984. Certainly one of the rarest cars of its kind. This is a car that Car & Driver magazine set out to build to reach the elusive 200mph barrier. With the help of Gale Banks twin-turbo charged 5.7L V8 making 611hp, a twin-plate Borg & Beck clutch developed for Oldsmobile's drag racing program, Doug Nash 5-speed transmission, specially balanced driveshaft, Ford 9" 2.47:1 rear end custom fitted to the TA chassis, Goodyear Eagle VR50 tires, Pontiac's Areo Kit and a special Acme Acrylic enamel in standard red paint this Trans Am was able to high 200mph. The car is in outstanding condition, by years of inside protected storage. The car is as clean underneath as it is on top. Even with the tall rear end, it still goes 0-60 in 5.9 seconds. Featured in Car & Driver in June 1984, original Gale Banks production, copy of letter of authenticity from Gale Banks, road tested originally at 204mph, twin turbocharged, 611hp 5.7 Liter race engine, power brakes, power windows, power steering and air conditioning.
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