The narrow engine bay of the Trans Am required the use of different , which happened to have better flow characteristics than the old Buick heads. The package added about 25% to the price of a Trans Am. The Firebird's interior options and design remained virtually unchanged for 1984, the only exceptions being a slightly revised dashpad, with screwed-in speaker grilles, an optional driver's knee pad bolster on the left side of the center console for manual cars, the T-tops were also redesigned to use a pin-mounting arrangement, rather than the earlier latch-based setup, and a new 1 piece horncap embossed with the Firebird logo replaced the earlier medallion version. They make you feel like family. It was exactly what was represented.
A huge torque arm was mounted from the transmissions tailshaft to the rear axle center to further stabilize the axle's tendency to twist. The Firebird would retain hidden headlamps until the end of all production in 2002. It was also the last year for full leather covering on the front seats. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. V8 1985 173 cu in 2.
The new Firebird shrank to a 101-inch wheelbase, losing more than 8 inches in overall length, measured about an inch narrower, and weighed nearly 500 lb 227 kg less than its 1981 predecessor. The rubber—vinyl wrap-around rear became standard on Trans Am available only in black; as these wings aged, these and those offered on subsequent model-year vehicles would suffer from cracking and splitting problems , the Wing spoiler was a credit option on the Trans Am, and mandatory if the louvered rear window was ordered. The heads, headers, along with more refined tuning of the boost and fuel curves, all added up to a more powerful package than the older Buicks. A lockable cargo door on the rear floor area and a retractable cargo area privacy shade were also available as options on all Firebirds. How do you know if it's a serious pr.
Special editions, such as the 1983 Silver Anniversary Daytona 500 Trans Am and 1984 15th Anniversary Trans Am also combined multiple packages into singularly expensive and highly collectible offerings. The notchback also incorporated redesigned rear seatbacks with integral headrests. I look forward to doing additional business with him in the future. It provided no disturbance to the airflow over the back of the car. Perhaps more importantly than the performance tests provided by the industry magazines was the fact that these cars were capable of much faster acceleration times — with minimal modifications.
As a side note there are a known 5 L98 Powered Camaros made in 1987, making the total number of L98 Powered Firebird and Camaro Convertibles produced some of the rarest and sought after third Gens made with a total of under 200 produced for both lines all years combined. V8 5-speed only 1986 305 cu in 5. He's extremely particular with what he buys, so easy to work with and zero pressure. We worked out a very fair deal for both my trade and the new car. Like the Camaro, the 1990 Firebird only received a half-year production run, as Pontiac labored to release the re-styled 1991 model.
A new color joined the list of colors - Bright Blue Metallic. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. As has been proven to be the case in subsequent years, relying on a small engine for cruising, and a turbocharger for power, provides an exciting driving experience while returning impressive fuel mileage. My new car needed minor warranty work which was taken care of right away. A special turbo boost gauge was found on the inside built into the tachometer face, and a '20th Anniversary' logo was found on the leather map pocket. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The new tops were lighter in weight and tinted darker, but were more dome shaped and aged rapidly.
It also was the most aerodynamic production Firebird to date with a drag coefficient of 0. All models would have to make do with the rather crude, flat, carpeted door panels, although if leather seats were ordered, genuine perforated leather was added above the armrest on the basic door panels. Other modifications to the Pace Car included strobe lights fitted into the front fog lights, front turn signals, and side marker lights. It provided almost the same power as the V6, but when coupled with the 5-speed manual transmission, provided between 31 and 34 miles per gallon on the highway, depending on the year. Though these stickers weren't delivered to the car attached, the driver had the option to do so. There Auto shop takes care of all of the repairs and maintenance on my vehicle as well and they have always been fair, friendly and explained any repairs needed and treated me very well on the price. That little light can mean a lot of things.
Bestowed this honor for the Indy 500 held on May 28, 1989, the Turbo Trans Am along with three other cars, were the first ever in the history of the 500 to do so without any performance modifications. The extra bonding was an attempt to correct squeaks and rattles that some owners had complained about. Maintenance is easy and there's plenty of room i. A frameless, flush mounted, compound curved rear glass hatchback decklid provided 30. For store details visit the.
These were also the first Firebirds with factory fuel injection, four-speed , five-speed manual transmissions, four-cylinder engines, 16-inch wheels, and bodies. Dan is straightforward and informative, never pushy and always willing to help. Optional Recaro seats were offered. Brake pads can be changed in a mere thirty seconds thanks to a quick-change design. Smooth wheelcovers were available on the Trans Am, attached to turbine finned alloy wheels. The Trans Am also underwent changes.