Gran Turismo Americano: 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA

It is hard to believe that the Firebird (and it’s special performance version known as the Trans Am) has been dead for over 20 years…but I don’t see GM resurrecting the Pontiac brand or the Firebird Trans Am nameplate anytime soon, as a special edition or anything. And today’s Trans Am is particularly special — it is the legendary GTA (Gran Turismo Americano…yes, they were trolling Ferrari) edition that adds some special gold 16-inch wheels, unique paint scheme, and cloisonné GTA badges. Yeah. I had to lookup cloisonné…it is a fancy word for “ornamental”, which is the kind of “mental” we prefer on our Firebirds. Find this 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA offered for $15,000 in Spring, TX via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

From the seller:

1989 Pontiac Trans Am
fuel: gas
odometer: 75000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1989 Pontiac Trans Am GTA. 5.0 engine . 5 speed manual transmission. 75k miles. T-tops. Original paint. Runs and drives great. Cold A/C. $15000.

See a better way to drive something with a grand sounding name?