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Orphan of the Day, 11-19, 1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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  • Orphan of the Day, 11-19, 1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    Not sure just how collectable these 'all show & not-much-go" F-body cars are yet...

    Last edited by 8E45E; 06-29-2014, 09:05 PM.

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    They seem to be creeping up in value. Depending on options and engine size, they've probably already exceeded the typical Lark in value, and are approaching Hawks. Basically good-looking, but some have rather garish graphics. Fun to drive with good handling and brakes, but (as you note) only so-so performance. Very good parts availability, but typical GM 70s vulnerability to rust.
    Skip Lackie


    • #3
      Right, Skip. The '80s are pretty doggy, but the earlier chicken-hood Trans-Ams just before these weren't too bad as to performance, and they handled well.

      Build quality; fit & finish? Eh....'best not discussed.

      I must've bought about eight of the 1977-1979 variety for Unique Motorcars Ltd. of Rockford IL "back in the day." We had a good market for them up there. BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.