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Some T/A Convertible History
The first year for the Trans Am Convertible was in 1969. Unfortunately, they only made 8 but after long debate, Pontiac finally brought it back in 1991. This car is one of only 492 produced that year through ASC. There was no GTA option for the convertible, though it appears to have that particular appearance package. What makes this car even more desirable is the fact that it is one of merely 104 with the standard 5-speed manual.
This body style was only carried for the 1991 and 1992 model years and there are certain parts specific only to it; such as the areo skirts / ground effects, fog lamps, front and rear bumpers, and rear side spoilers. Both the Camaro and the Firebird shared the same rear deck and spoiler, as well as tonneau cover. Between 1991 and 92, less than 2,500 T/A's and Firebird convertibles were made.
After contacting Pontiac Historical Society, I found this car to have an unusual lack of options. Normally these cars came with a beige or more common black leather interior. However, this car is equiped with a Cl;oth Sandalwood interior. Most cars came with a C.D. player, power antenna and normal suspension. This car (however) happens to only have an A.M./F.M stereo Cassette with fixed antenna; but also has the WS6 suspension package.
The leather wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handles were also ordered on the car-as most T/A's have.
The stock motor in the firebird was rated at 170 Horsepower with the throttle body injection. The Trans am on the otherhand came with the 305 c.i.d. 205 Horsepower Tuned Port Injection, while the hardtop came with either this motor, or the 235 Horsepower 350 c.i.d.
I am the third owner of this ride, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
After trying to repair it and spending around $6,500 bones, it was retired to a storage facility in 2005. I plan to start tearing it apart this winter (2007) to start putting the car back together again.