$17,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1981

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
BS1 Insulation Pack
B18 Custom Interior
B77 Black Molding
B89 Molding, Windshield Black Rear
B97 Front and Rear Wheel Spoilers
CC1 Removable Roof Panels (T-Tops)
CD4 Pulse Wipers
C41 Heater
C49 Rear Window Defogger
D53 Hood Bird Decal
D35 Sport Mirrors
D55 Floor Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
D92 Door Handle Tape
GU6 3.42 Axle Ratio
G80 Posi-traction Rear Axle
K19 Air Injection Reactor System
K73 70 Amp Alternator
LG4 Engine, 305ci (5.0 Liter) V8 4 Barrel Carb
M33 Automatic Transmission
NK3 Formula Steering Wheel
N98 Rally Wheels
QGQ White Letter Tires
TGA Tinted Windshield with Antenna
TT5 Headlamps, Tungsten Quartz Halogen
T48 Ram Air Shaker Hood
T93 Special Black Tail Lamps
U17 I/P Gauges (Tachometer and Clock)
U25 Luggage Compartment Lamp (Trunk Light)
U76 Windshield Antenna
VD4 Bumper Provisions, Front Steel
VK3 License Plate Bracket, Front
WS4 Trans Am
WV7 Charcoal Graphics
YR1 Custom Front Seats
19B Black Cloth Interior
84L Charcoal Metallic Exterior Paint

  
exterior color code
84 Ontario Gray
interior color code
19B Black Cloth

 

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Mileage:   96,675 (Actual)
Engine:   5.0 Liter V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1G2AW87H0BN118394
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Dan: 513.256.5543
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1981 Trans Am in excellent condition and priced to sell with only 96,675 original miles. This Trans Am is in great overall condition featuring a recent beautiful paint job with new decals, an original interior that is in excellent condition, a numbers matching drive line, and original refinished Rally II wheels. This Trans Am is very rare with the factory correct numbers matching 305 V8 and 4-speed manual transmission combination and is only 1 of 3225 ever produced with this driveline and T-tops. It looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Trans Am that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the Trans Am market continues to be on the rise. This Trans Am is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Dark Charcoal Metallic over Black deluxe Pimloco cloth interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below, the original build sheet, and original window sticker. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, stating the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really is.

We have personally driven this Trans Am over 1,000 miles in the past few months.  During that time the car ran great, was completely reliable, and a true pleasure to drive.

Please note that this Trans Am is "numbers matching." That means that all of codes, dates, and stamping are original or correct for the car and in correct chronological order. In terms of value this is a very important factor and will become more vital in the years to come as the car gets older. Most importantly the engine is original to the car. The last six digits of the VIN, 118394, are stamped on the engine block and pictured below indicating that this is the original engine that was installed in the car brand new at the factory. The full stamping is "2BN118394" and "2" indicates the Pontiac division of GM, the "B" is the model year, 1981, and the "N" is the plant where the car was produced, Norwood. The 4-speed transmission is also numbers matching with the last 6 digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. This Trans Am rolled off the assemble line during the second week of April 1981 (04B). All of the trim and paint codes are also correct for the car.

As a side note, this Trans Am is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Pontiac, just give us a call.

   

 

numbers

 


Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 1G2AW87H0BN118394 The first digit, "1," indicates that the US is the country of origin. The "G" is the manufacturer, GM. The third digit, "2," is the make, Pontiac. The fourth digit, "A," is the restraint system, manual belts. The fifth digit, "W," is the series, Trans Am. The "87," is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The eighth digit "H" is the engine, 5.0 Liter.  The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "B" is the model year, 1981. The "N" is the plant where the car was produced, Norwood, OH. The six digits are a production sequence number so this is the 118,394th Firebird made for 1981 in Norwood.
Body Build Date 04B The "04" is the fourth month of the year and the "B" is the second week of the month meaning this Trans Am's body build date is the second week of April, 1981.
Engine Code T0306 "T" means the engine was build in the Towanda, NY plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "06" is the sixth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 6, 1981.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code DHZ This means the motor was intended for a 305ci with 4 barrel Rochester carburetor, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 118394 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 118394, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 10410202 The engine block has the correct 10410202 casting number for a 1981 Trans Am.
Engine Block Casting Date K 29 80 "K" is November, "29" is the twenty-ninth day of the month, and "80" is the calendar year so the engine block was cast on November 29, 1980.
Transmission Casting Number 13 04 065 908 The transmission has a 13 04 065 908 casting number.
Transmission Casting Date 2-23-81 The main case of the transmission was cast on June 29, 1981.
Transmission Date Code WD 312 The "W" is the Warner Gear Division.  The "D" is the fourth month of the year, The "3" is the third day of the month, the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, and the "2" means it was made during the second shift. So this transmission was assembled during the second shift on April 2, 1981.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 The intake manifold has a correct 14014432 casting number.
Driver's Window LX The "L" denotes March and the "X" is 1981 so this driver's window was made in March of 1981.
Driver's T-Tops GA The "G" denotes April and the "A" is 1979 so this driver's T-Top was made in April of 1979.
Passenger Window LX The "L" denotes March and the "X" is 1981 so this passenger window was made in March of 1981.
Passenger T-Top LA The "L" denotes March and the "A" is 1979 so this passenger T-Top was made in March of 1979.
Rear Window LX The "L" denotes March and the "X" is 1981 so this rear window was made in March of 1981.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Charcoal exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a beautiful gloss, terrific shine, and smooth finish. The decals are in virtually perfect condition and the hood bird is not faded or discolored at all. The nose crest emblem is brand new and so are the front grills. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There may be some small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. There area a few small bubbles, which are visible in the photos. The tires have around 80% tread left and the rally II wheels are OEM originals that are refinished and look amazing with no curb rash, with 4 new center caps and trim rings, and new lug nuts. The trunk is very solid and clean; it comes with the spare tire, lug wrench, jack base and a correct trunk mat, with original GM/Fischer T top bags. We have specifically included photos below of the areas of the body most prone to rust as well as many photos of the underside.

The Trans Am looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the the glass on this car, even the T-Tops, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this second week of April, 1981 (04B). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black deluxe cloth interior of this Trans Am looks splendid. The seats are in excellent condition with no excessive wear, rips, stains, or seam splits. The carpet is in excellent condition with no excessive wear, stains, or holes. The original dash is in near perfect condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The engine turned dash bezel looks just as nice and virtually new. A brand new Kenwood Pioneer indash CD player with USB and MP3 hook ups was professionally installed in this Trans Am and sounds and works excellent with newer 6x9 speakers. All gauges work as they should and believe it or not the clock works and amazingly keeps accurate time. Both door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner and package tray are both in excellent condition and are factory correct with no warping, sagging, or fading. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever. Please note in the video below how both seat belts operate and retract properly. This is a very common problem on this era "F-Body" and a small, but very important, detail most buyers do not think to check. Firebird interiors are not know to wear well and the excellent condition of this mostly original interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Trans Am is in terrific mechanical condition with only 96,675 original miles. As stated above we have put a lot of miles on this car and it has proven to be a good and reliable driver. The mechanics and the way this car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. The car has surprising power and quickness. This Trans Am is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking, and going through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, runs great, there are no strange noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The car shifts nicely and does not pop out of gear. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other and have been recently serviced. Flowmaster 40 mufflers were recently added with no catalytic converter and new 2.5" pipes, which gives this TA a nice rumble as one can hear in the video and adds to the cars peppiness. A new HEI distributor was added with new spark plug wires and a remanufactured 4 barrel Quadrajet Carb. was also added. This allows both the carb. and distributor to be adjusted manually adding greatly to way this TA runs and drives and its reliability. Also, the engine is clean and highly detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, wipers, and blower for the heater on all speeds. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. This is a factory non AC car which also adds to the rarity of the car and also leaves the engine compartment and firewall looking more clean and tidy. This Trans Am has good power and handles very well. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful day rowing through the gears with the T tops removed.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1981 Trans Am is in excellent driver condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The originality, the great extent to which the numbers match, and rare option package make this Trans Am especially desirable and difficult to duplicate. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector or the average enthusiast. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a thirteen minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/tTCC8un6RLg .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote. While we are more than happy to assist with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the shipping of the extra engine block.

 

 



 

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