Relaxing and effortlessly quick slice of Americana
Supplied with the perfect licence plate
There is something wonderfully evocative about those two words: Trans Am. Whether you’re here for the serpent-bonneted, Smokey & The Bandit vibes or you just recognise a great American GT car when you see one, we’re with you on both counts.
The fourth generation Firebird Trans Am introduced a more exotic and aerodynamic shape, but under the bonnet it was back to what this great lineage was all about: a big, fat V8. In this case the LT1 borrowed from the C4 Corvette. For the 1996 model year power was upped to 285bhp.
This 1996 model appears to have arrived new in the UK. Suitably finished in stand-out red it is in great condition inside and out. It is a car that strongly appeals to the heart, but to help the head along there is a usefully long MOT to June 2024.
The History and Paperwork
First UK registered on 20th August 1996
VIN records confirm this is a factory Trans Am with the LT1 350CI motor built in 1996 at Pontiac’s Quebec plant
Some history provided although we have not had sight of the service records
Current owner since 19th September 2020
F11RBD plate included
1996 model year Trans Ams got a more powerful version of the LT1 5.7litre motor
MOT to 27th June 2024 with minor advisories for an oil leak and brake pipe
Few miles covered since last MOT test
Attractive stand-out red paintwork totally suits the sleek styling
Bodywork and paintwork in good order with no significant marks or dents
Sits on factory standard five spoke 16in alloys that are well kept
Fitted with Kumho tyres showing good condition and tread
Neat exterior detailing including pop up headlights and pop-out targa roof panels
Practical 2+2 seating with sports leather seats and shaped rear items
Light brown leather in good order for mileage with usual wear to driver’s seat
Carpets in matching colour and in fair condition with protective over mats
Trim is well kept and complete, just some damage to driver’s door handle to note
Original interior including factory stereo system
Underside presents well with no structural issues or notes on recent MOTs
5.7 litre LT1 V8 350CI engine shared with the C4 Corvette
1996 model year Trans Ams got a performance hike to 285bhp
4 speed automatic gearbox
Unfortunately at the time of writing we do not have access to the service history
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