1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM RACE CAR - 16164 Sold* at Scottsdale 35th Anniversary 2006 - Lot #1534 1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM RACE CAR https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/16164/16164_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1534   1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM RACE CAR
Auction Scottsdale 35th Anniversary 2006
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1534
Year 1982
Make PONTIAC
Model FIREBIRD TRANS AM
Style RACE CAR
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN SCCA82250
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
Lot #1534 - Built by Huffaker Racing for the 1982 SCCA Trans-Am Race Series. The car is a tube chassis car with a fiberglass body. The engine is 310 CI producing over 575 HP mated to a Saenz 5-speed racing transmission and a Frankland quickchange rear end. All are authentic and period correct. Joe Huffaker's '82 Pontiac was the first Trans-Am race car manufactured with a true tube-type space frame. Previous Trans-Am race cars used modified production frames. The '82 Huffaker changed the way Trans-Am cars were built, setting a trend that is still used to this day. Needless to say, Huffaker won the '82 Trans-Am Championship with a two-car team sponsored by Mecham Pontiac of Phoenix. Car No. 55 was driven by Elliott Forbes-Robinson and No. 50 was driven by Steve Saleen and later in the year by Eppie Wietzes. Eppie finished second a couple of times late in the season, but Forbes-Robinson won the championship. No. 50 was campaigned in '83 by Mecham as a single car entry, again with Steve Saleen as the driver. At the end of the season, the car was featured in a movie "Malibu Express" (not a shining moment). Although Pontiac named a Firebird model "Trans-Am", they in fact only won the Trans-Am championship once, and this is one of the two-car team that did it. The car is fully restored with documented history; a significant historic race car--prepared for vintage racing. ***SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY***
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