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Old 11-08-2012   #1
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Exclamation Trans Am GTA FireFox

Hey guys i found a guy who has a 89 Pontac Trans Am GTA FireFox which is themost powerful GTA built!!! I was so happy and surprised to see one in person it was definitly a GTA but I didnt know what to look for to determine if it was a real FireFox GTA, hes a 52yr old guy who showed me all the factory upgrades the FireFox came with and I defintly could tell like a old skool looking Brembo Brake System and a 6-Speed manual transmission ive never seen at all, GTAs have only the 5-speed manual tranny!!! Have you guys seen a FireFox GTA???

1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA
5.7 V8 350 TPI
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Old 11-08-2012   #2
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Re: Trans Am GTA FireFox

sorry-no such GM factory vehicle. Why do you get excited about a dealer upgrade?
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Old 11-09-2012   #3
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Re: Trans Am GTA FireFox

Can read about it here, mystery ?? Appearantly just a demo/prototype model, and then destroyed.


Frankie Rider posted this 2001 on third gen ....

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Old 11-09-2012   #4
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Re: Trans Am GTA FireFox

I am surprised. I have always thought that this type of Pontiac was produced at some time. I am not sure that a Firefox is also a GTA. Perhaps a Firefox was never a GTA with GTA emblems. So if they say it is a Firefox GTA then that would not ever have existed.

Maybe I am not correct, but I thought that I had read somewhere on the internet before that this Firefox Pontiac had the same option code as the Camaros that were built to be police cars. If I recall correctly the special option for this would be larger disc brakes, a different drive shaft maybe, better suspension and different transmissions. I am not for sure about these things, but it just seems I can remember reading about something like this in the past before.

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Old 11-10-2012   #5
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Re: Trans Am GTA FireFox

The black car pictured above is the only Firefox GTA built. Built in conjunction with PAS, it was destroyed after testing as it was an experimental vehicle and not able to be certified for on-road operation.

There was a successor to the Firefox GTA developed on the 91-92 body style that was green, and then there was the accompanying blue twin-turbo T/A as well. Last I knew GM still had the blue car but the green one was demolished.

When I get the Road Tests section back up on The Source Page, you will be able to read about the cars there.
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Old 11-10-2012   #6
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Re: Trans Am GTA FireFox

If memory serves the blue car was sold at Barrett-Jackson a few years ago when GM was cleaning out some of their concept cars. Firefox 2 also had a Corvette IRS and 6 speed tranny as well.
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Old 11-10-2012   #7
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Re: Trans Am GTA FireFox

It's a firefox clone if anything.

All of those parts/upgrades are available from aftermarket sources. Costs a pretty penny to buy and install these extras.
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