Auctions and Brokerage
*Please note that some surface corrosion was detected on some suspension components and the rear differential of the vehicle.
The 30th anniversary of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which had enjoyed uninterrupted production since its launch in 1969, was truly cause for celebration. Based on GM’s fourth-generation Camaro/Firebird, the high-performance Trans Am was revised for 1998 and built through 2002. Boldly finished and richly appointed, the 30th Anniversary Special Edition Trans Am of 1999 marked a return to normally aspirated V-8 power with its 320 hp, all-aluminum, 346 cid LS1 engine with Ram Air induction. Special Arctic White paint with blue stripes recalled the original Trans Am livery of 1969. Bold accents, white leather upholstery, a numbered identification plate, and many other touches left little doubt of the 30th anniversary model’s special status. Just 1,600 were produced in all, including 1,065 coupes.
This Firebird Trans Am was delivered new to Neil Norton Pontiac-Cadillac in Peoria, Illinois. A badge affixed near the stereo identifies this car as number 1,079 of 1,600 produced. Factory options include the desirable six-speed manual gearbox, electronic traction control, and custom bucket seats with adjustable lumbar supports. Understood to be a two-owner car from new, it benefits from a recent fluid service and climate-controlled indoor storage, remaining highly attractive throughout. Showing a mere 2,700 miles at the time of cataloguing and accompanied by a window sticker, factory manuals, and rear cargo mat, this highly equipped Firebird Trans Am 30th Anniversary Special Edition marks the peak of American performance and sporting flair during the late 1990s.