1989 Turbo Trans Am - Nitrous 20th Anniversary Edition!! Engine & Trans rebuild!

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2-door coupe
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 12,413
  • VIN: 1G5FW2170KL244191
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Pontiac Trans Am 1989 Description

1989 Pontiac Firebird

1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA SE Coupe 2-Door

20th Anniversary, urbo Trans Am, are Original 1 of 1555

Trans: Automatic

Body Type: Coupe

Vehicle Title: Clear

Leather Seats

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Cruise Control, ower Locks, ower Windows

Year: 1989

Make: Pontiac

Model: Firebird

Trim: Trans Am GTA SE COUPE 2-Door

Drive Type: RWD

Exterior Color: White

Interior Color: Tan

This Rare 20th Anniversary Trans Am is 1 of only 1,555 ever made!

In 1989 the Original MSRP was $31,223.

The Standard model of this car still holds the title for the fastest American production car of the 1980’s with a reported Top Speed of 162 MPH.

The vehicle is in perfect condition.


The V6 Turbo Engines were all built by PAS at their 40,000 sq. ft. City of Industry, alifornia plant. From there, hey went to GM's plant in Van Nuys, alifornia to be installed into GTAs on the F-Body assembly line. The cars were then shipped back to PAS for final assembly, esting, nd quality control. Incidentally, he GTA chassis were selected at random, hus there is no correlation between VIN number and production sequence number. The actual number of cars to be produced had ranged from 500 to 2,500 until GM finally settled on 1,500. In all, total of only 1,555 Turbo TAs were manufactured.


Original AM/FM Stereo Cassette with Graphic Equalizer


Leather Interior

Power Door Locks

Electric Rear Defroster

Dash Panel is in perfect shape

Power Rear View Mirror

Factory Cruise Control

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel w/ Audio Controls

Front and Rear Seat Belts

Power Antenna


White Factory Original Paint

Factory Gold Mesh Wheels

Wheel Wells are in mint condition

Factory Fog Lamps

Glass T-Tops

Features and Options:

The 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am was offered as a complete package. Each was white w/ saddle (tan) interior, ith T-tops and leather interior the only available options. Closer inspection reveals "Turbo" emblems on the front fenders. "20th Anniversary" emblems on the nose and B-pillar, nd a "Turbo" insignia between the taillights. Inside, turbo boost gauge is incorporated into the tachometer face, nd there is a "20th Anniversary" logo on the leather map pocket.

Technical Highlights:

What makes the 20th Anniversary Turbo TA so special is that it is a complete mechanical package, nd not just some tape stripes. Starting with the engine, ontiac borrowed Buick's 3.8 liter (231cid) V6 Turbo power plant from the fabled 1986-87 Grand National. Some difference exist between the TTA motor and the GN version. Different heads were necessary in order to squeeze the motor between the strut towers. These heads, dapted from the transverse FWD version of the 3.8 liter motor, ave the added benefit of improved exhaust flow and combustion chamber design.Subsequently, ifferent pistons were required in order to maintain combustion chamber volume. Other changes to the TTA motor are a cross-drilled crank, arger 12 fin/inch GNX-style intercooler in place of the GN's 10fin/inch design, pecially-designed stainless-steel headers, igher-pressure Bosch 237 fuel pressure regulator, nd a recalibrated engine control module.

Mark Grable, riting in the March 1989 Motor Trend, oted the Turbo Trans Am's "250 horses...seem much stronger than run-of-the-mill horses." The reason is simple. Although Pontiac officially rated the engine at 250 HP. In reality it developed an honest 301 HP on the GM D5.30yno.

The Turbo TA came with the rare 1LE racing brake package, hich upgrades the front discs to 12 inch police rotors, orvette twin piston aluminum calipers and semi-metallic pads.These brakes are virtually fade proof, nd were installed to legalize the 1LE package for Firehawk endurance racing. The rear discs were also increased to 12 inches in 1989 and use Corvette single piston calipers. All of the brakes on the car are of a quick change design, nd pads can actually be changed in 30 seconds.


The 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans AM had the honor of being selected as the Official Pace Car of the 73rd Indianapolis 500, eld on May 28, 989. The three cars which did pace car duty were the first in the history of the Indianapolis 500 to do so with no performance modifications whatsoever. The only changes to the car were the usual safety equipment required by Indianapolis Motor Speedway (including a five-point seat belt harness), ace car lightning, nd television-related equipment.

Strobe lights were installed into the front fog lights, ront turn signals, nd side marker lights. An additional set of strobes was inserted into the space between the spoiler and decklid. The rear windows were changed to ones with no defogger grid, o the rear-facing ABC television camera would have a clear view of the track behind.

In addition to three pace cars, n additional 162 "Festival" TTAs were at Indy for VIP and parade duty. All of the cars at Indy, ncluding the three pace cars, ad T-Tops and cloth interiors.

Approximatelyone hundred festival cars were sold to GM employees at the fixed price of $25,854.32. It was not a raffle, n interested employee simply had to fill out a form indicating that they wanted the car at that price. Price was non-negotiable, nd there was no choice of car. These buyers. back in 1989, eceived cars with anywhere from a few hundred to 7,000 miles on them. The Firebird TA that I am selling here only has 568 miles on it, nd it is now 2016.

As for the three pace cars, ne now resides in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, nother is in the Pontiac collection and one was presented to the Indianapolis 500 Race Winner, merson Fittipaldi. Emerson loves his Turbo TA, hen asked about it, e grinned, It's a FAST car!"

Additional Information :

Engine and Transmission are re-built and modified by Gary Oswald at Street Performance less than 300 miles ago.

Bigger Injectors, urbo, nter cooler, P Internals, ustom Stereo Installed.

Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust, ariable Time Delay Option Nitrous Oxide System.

Has always been Stored Indoors.

Same Owner for over 20 Years.

12,413 miles on the odometer.

This TA has been sitting stored indoors and is in EXCELLENT SHAPE!

All of the Go Fast Best Quality Buick Turbo parts went into this motor.


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