1980 TURBO TRANS AM Indy Pace Car **NO RESERVE!**

1980 Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
SubModel: Indy Pace Car
Type: Coupe
Trim: Turbo Trans Am
Year: 1980
Mileage: 63,667
VIN: 2x87tan128419
Color: White
Engine size: 4.9L Turbo
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: White
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Options: Cassette Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Pontiac Firebird 1980

FOR SALE: 1980 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am Indy 500 Pace Car
NO RESERVE AUCTION!!!
Highlights:
- SURVIVOR ALL ORIGINAL CAR!
- Numbers Matching Engine and Transmission
- 63,667 ACTUAL MILES!
- Original Paint and Decals
- Original never inflated spare tire complete with spare inflator
- Runs and Drives Great!
- Hagerty #3 Evaluation rating
- The car is as nice as the pics show! WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!
Full :

Take a step back in time with the preserved Turbo Trans Am. A true survivor of only 5,700 examples ever produced! A true classic remarked as one to climb in appreciation rapidly. This is a very clean car with an excellent interior and exterior wearing its original paint and decals. Ready to drive and enjoy or store as your next investment. Pop in your favorite cassette tape and listen to some great 80s music through this great sounding 4 speaker stereo. As you accelerate through the turns and straights you will be greeted by working TURBO CHARGE lights that illuminate as the turbocharger spools up. With only 63,027 actual miles and 3 owners you will not be disappointed in this car.
Turbo Indy Pace Cars, coded X87, made their debut in 1980 with an asymetrical hood and specially-designed hood graphics. Notes Pontiac, "We wanted to show that form follows function on this car." In 1980, 5,700 of the turbocharged 301 cubic inch Trans Ams where built. The Turbo Trans Am Pace Car's paint scheme is basically white with a charcoal accent color extending from the hood through the door upper, into the front of the sail panel, and through the forward half of the roof.

A complete set of special decals were installed on the car. The hood bird was larger than normal and made up of red, charcoal, and gray colors. A large size set of decals was also installed on either door denoting the cars Pace Car status. Silver tinted removable T-top hatch-roof panels and aluminum white "air-flow" wheels are standard equipment. Along with the 4.9-liter 301 turbocharged V-8, a 3.08:1 rear axle and limited slip differential are standard. A three-speed automatic TH-350 was the only transmission available, no 4-speeds were offered on any '80 Trans Am.
a turbocharged 4.9L V-8 engine, the Turbo-Trans Am needed only minor modifications to bring it up to pace car specs. As the turbocharger comes up to higher speed, the turbo's boost is controlled to 9 PSI so the turbo doesn't overboost/detonate the engine. The compression ratio on the turbo is 7.5:1, the horsepower is 210 at 4,000 rpm, and the torque is 345ft./lbs. at 2,000rpm. The 80 Indy Trans Am was one of the LEAST modified cars EVER to pace the indy 500, as they only changed the rear end gears.
64th Indy 500
May 25, 1980

Pace Car Duties:
For the first time since it was introduced in 1969, the Pontiac Trans Am was selected as the pace car for the 1980 Indy 500. In fact this was only the second time Pontiac had paced the field at the Brickyard... and it was chosen as the NASCAR pace car for 1980, which included the 22nd annual Daytona 500 stock car race in February. It was the first time in 11 years that an auto manufacturer had the same car chosen to pace both the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races in the same year! The 1980 Trans Am was piloted by 1950 Indy 500 winner Johnnie Parsons, Sr.

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