• Year of manufacture 
    2002
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    824
  • Reference number 
    273
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Chassis No. 2G2FV22G322102772

In the darkest performance years of the early 1990s, 1991 to be specific, Pontiac arranged to collaborate with Street Legal Performance of Troy, Michigan, on a new, highest-power version of the Firebird, the Firehawk, intended for the Firestone Firehawk showroom-stock road racing series. Originally a variant of the Firebird Formula and later of the highest-level Trans Am, it was offered in limited numbers for eleven seasons, the last being 2002. These cars featured an LS1 V-8, boosted to 345 horsepower thanks to blueprinting and Ram Air induction, as well as free-flowing exhaust, a short-throw Hurst shifter, unique 17-inch wheels and Z-rated Firestone Firehawk tires, and a special RA hood and decals. A total of 1,501 were made this year, and they became instant collector's items, known for their power and dramatic design.

The Firehawk offered here, equipped with the desirable six-speed manual transmission, was originally sold by Thompson Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Cadillac of Raleigh, North Carolina, to an owner in nearby Wendell. Jim Taylor acquired it in 2004 from the well-known Tar Heel enthusiast Michael Leith, known as a connoisseur of excellent original American cars. Bought with 6,519 miles recorded, it has been enjoyed by Mr. Taylor over the years and at the time of cataloging, had accrued 8,953 miles. In addition to the aforementioned six-speed transmission, it is equipped with 'T-tops,' power windows, power locks, power front seats, climate control, AM/FM/CD player, and the autographs under the hood of all those who built the car on August 11, 2001. Accompanying the car is a clean CARFAX report.

Last of a wonderful line of modern GM muscle cars, this is an especially well-preserved Firehawk, ready to rocket down the road for many more miles.