The turbo also gave it 245 feet of torque, Although the Impala was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1958 as a coupe and convertible model only, it did well enough that it returned for 1959 with several additional body styles. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Newly Re-Designed Trans Am Website! Updated: August 2016 I always have quite a few people ask me if their car is a Special Edition or not. This is the first place to look. Options included a turbocharged 301 or the Chevrolet 305 small block. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
If there isn't a code marked, then continue on to see the other signs of having a Special Edition car. From 1977 to 1981, the Firebird used four square headlamps, while the Camaro continued to retain the two round headlights that had been shared by both second generation designs. Here is a great place to get your new interior soft items such as seat covers, door panels, carpets, headliners, Hurst Hatch storage bags and more. Enim enim adipisicing voluptate aliqua consectetur tempor non non in. If I do not answer.
The 1977 Trans-Am Special Edition became famous after being featured in Smokey and the Bandit. Large V8 engines were available at extra cost. Until then it will remain a forgotten Trans Am. Because the Trans Am's production spans the '70s, '80s and '90s, the meaning of every field has changed over the course of that time, so no single coding applies for all Trans Ams. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1616 kg.
Mid-1976 brought a Limited Edition Trans Am, which set the style for the incredibly popular Trans Ams to follow. On the inside, these cars came with Recaro bucket seats with black and red cloth, which was a sharp contrast to the white and black paint scheme on the exterior. You can also go check out and register for the Trans Am Forum located here: There are over 7,900 members there now and is also a great place for information and to talk with other Trans Am owners. The seller says it runs and drives excellently, adding that the odometer reading is documented. EngineThe 1981 Pontiac Trans Am is equipped with a General Motors-manufactured, 301-cubic inch, V-8, turbocharged front-longitudinal engine that produces 200 horsepower and 338 foot-pounds of torque. Aute ipsum consectetur laboris irure irure sit occaecat. This serves to track down major crashes it was in as well as deter theft.
In addition to the Information Sections above, I also have an area dedicated to the Y82 and Y84 Special Edition Trans Am's, which has information regarding the 1976 Y82 50th Anniversary Trans Am, Y88 Gold Special Edition, Macho Trans Am, the Y89 10th Anniversary Trans Am, the 1980 and 1981 Y85 Pace cars, the Skybird, Redbird and Yellowbird Edition cars. This Website This is my 1978 Pontiac Trans Am webpage. For 1981, Trans Am production dipped to 33,313 units — a big sign an all-new Trans Am was needed. Here is a little of what I know about the SkyBird. This increased power by 10% for a total of 220 during the 1978—79 model years. I will try to do my best to keep this site updated and fresh and try to have the most complete collection of information regarding the Second Generation Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Throw in a performance exhaust, exhaust headers, and aftermarket ignition timing and you would easily have the 5. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The downside with this engine transplant was weight was added above the front wheels hurting handling. The cowl tag -- or body tag -- on the 1961 Impala gives information about the car's paint color, trim color and other information that might be of interest to collectors who want to restore their cars to original factory specifications. Still, it had only 210 horsepower.
Without the turbo it had 150 horsepower. TurboThe turbo charger was added to the 4. It is your vehicle's legal and most accurate representation with information such as model year, production date, engine type and country of origin. Like you, we live and breath the restoration hobby and take great pride in helping restore our American History. It was labeled with the Y82 code to signify that it was a Special Edition Sometimes called Limited Edition. Early cars were supplied with an off-center scoop. The car looked like it could go 200 mph standing still, but a choice of a 150 horsepower 4-bbl 4.
Still, the car had its enthusiasts and it continued production for another 21 years. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Special Daytona Pace Car decals where shipped inside the cars for dealer installation, only if the buyer preferred the graphics. The only real change from this overall design was the addition for 1981 of a bird insignia in the center of the big tail light bar. Unfortunately the 200 horsepower turbo 4. An aftermarket performance cam, performance intake manifold, set of performance heads, and a rejet of the stock 4-bbl carb; would easily wipe away a minimum of 2 seconds off the quarter mile. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power to the rear wheels.
So, if you have any other year besides a 1978, then you automatically know you do not have a Y88 Special Edition Trans Am. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve turbocharged engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 4. Difficulty:EasyInstructions Clean the cowl so you can read it easily. The cowl tag for the 1981 Trans Am is similarly positioned, but under the hood. This was a limited production run of only 7500 Trans Ams.