This 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA is a very desirable total package. After all, it is the hottest of Firebirds, and this one came from the factory with a full black package, T-tops, a loaded interior, and the larger optional fuel-injected V8.
The GTA was the true bird of prey in the Firebird T/A lineup. It received the biggest tires, biggest brakes, an aggressive vented hood, and the best full body kit (including rear wing) to represent all-out performance. So a meaner machine like this just seems like it should be presented in black. There were less than 1,700 produced in this color for 1989, and this one shows the right signs of retaining the original application. And when you're talking about survivors, this has the right mix where it wears its use with pride and still gives a good gloss in the sunshine. After all, averaging under 2,800 miles annually tells you this was no daily driver. The same respected look goes for the way the panels still line up so well. And because the full package looks so dark, the factory GTA badging and crosslace gold wheels really stand out.
The black interior looks quite nice on a performance-minder Pontic like this. It starts with the Ultima bucket seats that include electronic inflatable bolstering for extra comfort in all conditions. This is loaded with the best features, like power windows, power locks, alarm, rear defogger, cruise control, tilt steering column, power steering, and there are all-new components for the factory air conditioning (it will need servicing before returning the function.) There are also some nice upgrades like an AM/FM/CD stereo and a sports steering wheel (the stock pieces also come with the sale.) We all love the look when the T-tops are out, and the storage bags are even still in the trunk.
There was one option everyone looks for in the GTA, and it's the Corvette's L98. The VIN tells us this one was ordered with the upgrade direct from the Van Nuys plant. The fuel-injected V8 has been kept in stock condition and remains a strong runner. GM's 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission was a good pairing because its stout construction can handle the power and torque produced by the upgraded engine. Plus, it's quick shifting nature and overdrive setup made it versatile for everything from street to highway use. More than just the motor, the GTA was the king of the streets because it received the WS6 suspension as standard. This is the package that kept the Trans Am on top of enthusiast lists through the 70s and 80s, and the GTAs came around when this also included four-wheel power disc brakes.
Very dark, highly original, and absolutely sleek, this GTA represents a terrific limited edition sports car that will always have an honored place in Pontiac history. Call today!!!