$24,900

general specifications

vehicle photo

Year:

  1981

  
rpo code description
AU3 Electric Door Lock
A01 Tinted Glass
A31 Power Windows
B77 Windshield Black Molding
B97 Wheel Spoilers
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
CD4 Pulse Wipers
D35 Sport Mirrors
D80 Rear Spoiler
GU4 3.080 Axle Ratio
G80 Posi Traction
K35 Cruise Control
LU8 301ci Turbo Charged V8 Engine
MX2 Automatic Transmission
NK3 Formula Steering Wheel
N10 Dual Exhaust
N33 Tile Steering Column
N65 Space Saver Spare Tire
N89 Turbo Aluminum Wheels
QGR 225/70R15 White Letter Tires
T47 Turbo Hood
T93 Special Tail Lamps
UR4 Turbo Gauge on Hood
U58 Stereo Radio
U76 Windshield Antenna
WS4 Trans Am
WS6 Trans Am Special Performance Package
WV6 Gold Graphics
Y84 Special Edition Trans Am with T-Tops
55P Gold Aluminum Wheel

exterior color code
19 Starlight Black
interior color code
64B Doeskin

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Special Edition
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   81,715
Engine:   301 ci V8 Turbo Charged
VIN:   1G2AW87T9BN111951
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.  I 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 very proud to offer this very rare PHS Documented 1981 Y84 Trans Am Special Edition in excellent restored condition that is priced to sell. This Trans Am is one of only 3,050 Factory Special Edition cars with factory T-Tops built in 1981 and comes with extensive original documentation to authenticate its rarity, see specific photos below. The original build sheet, original bill of sale, original warranty documents, original new car inspection report, and several other documents including modern PHS docs come with the car. This Trans Am was built for performance and also comes from the factory with the 301 4bbl Turbo engine, the WS6 special performance handing package, and comes fully loaded with T tops, power windows, power door locks, AC, Pulse wipers, Rear defrost, Deluxe interior, and several other creature comforts. This car comes completely professionally restored with a new correct paint job with GM authorized decals, fully restored interior, and a clean nice running 301 Turbo engine. This SE Trans Am has no visible rust and is very solid with great lines. It looks great and is fun to drive, especially with the T tops off. This is an excellent opportunity to own a highly desirable 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. This Trans Am is finished in the iconic beautiful Starlight Black over Camel deluxe interior. The factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag and PHS documents is starlight black with special edition emblems and striping package over deluxe cloth camel interior as pictured below. The low mileage of 81,712 is confirmed not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, which is pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the 199 photos, video, and information below to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Trans Am Special Edition really is.

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.

 

model description
 


The biggest news for 1981 was the the Turbocharged 4.9 Liter engine optional in Trans Am and Formula. The Turbo 4.9 was rated at 210 hp, only 10 hp less than the 1979's 400 with 99 less cubic inches. The Turbo is easily identified by it's off center hood scoop with TURBO 4.9 decals affixed to either side. On the rear spoiler the decals proudly called out TURBO TRANS AM.

First off, on automatic cars you got the stiffer rear springs (25-lb/in higher deflection rating) that in Detroit-speak means "tuned." The rear stabilizer bar grew to .75" versus the .62" of the non-WS6 car and all stabilizer bars received polyurethane link bushings versus the softer rubber bushing of all other Firebirds. The shocks were valved a little tighter for greater wheel control, and a new steering gearbox with a ratio of 14:1 replaced the 16:1 variable ratio unit of lesser TA's. Finally where the rubber meets the road (literally) a P225/70R15 steel belted radial of Goodyear or Uniroyal origin was mounted on a set of 15 x 8 inch wide wheels.

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Starlight Black exterior is in excellent newly professionally painted condition and really pops with the new correct decals. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a dazzling gloss, great shine, and excellent finish. Often many Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in excellent shape with no spider webbing or flaking paint. 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 a few feet away. The Goodyear Eagle GT II tires are in great shape with excellent tread and are sized 225/70/15. The original wheels are in near perfection condition with no curb rash and shine up beautifully with new center caps and lug nuts. All weather-stripping is new on the car and in excellent shape including, T-top seals, door seals, trunk seal, and window sweeps. The trunk is solid and complete and nicely detailed with spare tire, jack, jack base, inflator canister with a new correct trunk mat. 

This SE looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The Doeskin tan deluxe interior of the Trans Am looks utterly splendid. The newly refinished seats are in like new condition with no tears, split seams, or signs of wear. The carpet is also like new no stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in perfect condition with no cracks, fading or sun warping and has never been cut on for modern radio installation preserving the originality of this incredible Trans Am. The original radio remains in the factory position and still works as it should. The original dash bezel, shifter plate surround, and steering wheel have been professionally restored to like new condition and look terrific in the car. A newer set of Pontiac logo mats really set off this interior. All of the interior lights and gauges work as they should and amazingly even the clock still keeps accurate time and the cigarette lighter also works perfectly. Also the Turbo indicator lights work as they should while driving the car and the dimmer switch for the turbo lights works in the console, please notice video below with Turbo lights functioning while driving. The door panels are newly replaced with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner and package tray have also newly been replaced and are in great condition with no issues. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever.

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


Mechanical

This Trans Am seems to be in good mechanical condition. It is an very nice driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. It starts right away every time and idles well. The car shifts well throughout the power band. The brakes are responsive, do not pull to one side or the other, and stop very well. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, wipers, and blower for the heater work as they should. The AC system is factory complete and charged and works but the compressor cycles on and off. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should; even the cruise control still works. This Trans Am has plenty of power and handles amazingly since it is a factory Turbo/WS6 car. As with many turbo Trans Ams this one would benefit from a tune up. The factory ordered WS6 performance and handling package really adds to the appeal of this Trans Am. 4 wheel disk brakes was just the beginning of this special package; also included was larger sway bars, heavy duty springs. As one can hear in the video this car has a healthy tone from the exhaust and no catalytic converter. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with T-tops out on a beautiful day.

 

Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1981 Special Edition Trans Am is in excellent restored condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. The market is very hot on these cars right now, this is especially for premium examples like this one. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. This Trans Am is exceptionally desirable being a true Turbo SE car, and being fully restored with extensive original documentation pictured below. 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 an eleven minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and underside please visit: http://youtu.be/UZFPBjh5Osk .

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.

 

 



 

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