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Posted September 2019 in Levittown, Pennsylvania on Craigslist was this bright red over tan cloth Trans Am GTA with only 3,100 original miles the second owner is currently asking $24,995 for, which based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool means its currently priced $5,000 less than the #1 “Concours” estimate. We’re aligned with that asking price as what you’re buying is essentially a 31-year-old new car with the original, unused tires that are included as part of the sale.
GM produced the third generation F-Body Camaro and Firebird from 1982 through 1992. By the late 1980s, electronic fuel injection and other computer controls gave engineers the ability to bring performance horsepower back, so in 1987 Pontiac launched a new top-of-the-line Trans Am, the “GTA” which stood for “Gran Turismo Americano.” In addition to the new L98 Tuned Port Injection 5.7 liter V8 putting out 215 horsepower and the WS6 performance handling package, GTAs came loaded with a luxurious interior equipped with a multi-adjustable driver’s seat. While the example featured here has the standard cloth, leather was even available as an option. The only downside was the L98 could only come equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. This was the car to get if you preferred better handling and sportier styling than what the Buick Grand National could offer.
The second owner states his car was originally purchased locally and he reports that it has been fully serviced. He also reports that new tires and a new fuel tank have been installed however the originals come as part of the sale. We love that this GTA is not equipped with leaky and squeaky T-Tops nor the rare and troublesome fiberglass notchback option. We would love to hear the story of why this car has been driven so little, so if you find out, please comment below. If you wanted a Trans Am GTA when they were new but couldn’t afford it, nows your chance to own a brand new 31-year-old version. Good luck with the purchase!
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