This is a rare 81 Turbo Trans Am that I aquired from a friend after the engine blew up. He had only driven it a week when it happened. It had the T-Tops, WS6 handling package and full power interior.
The body had a nice restoration done on it in the mid 90's so all it really needed was a good cleaning and a fresh motor. I thought about dropping in a 400 or 455 but decided to stay with a 301 Turbo again. I had no idea how hard it would be to find parts for this motor. Almost everything had to be custom ordered and it got expensive very fast.
After I found a good block I had it bored .060, fitted it with new HP Turbo Pistons, ported and pollished the heads and rebuilt the turbo charger. I also added a shift kit and some chrome on the engine. These improvements greatly helped the somewhat mild 200 hp engine hold its own on the street. It also had free flowing exhaust and open air cleaner to help push more air through the turbo. Nothing turns heads like a nice older TA.