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1980 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit Special Edition Turbo 4.9 Blk/Blk Build Sheet

Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
SubModel: Bandit Special Edition
Type: Coupe
Trim: Special Edition
Year: 1980
Mileage: 70,000
VIN: 1Q87L9L598963
Color: Black
Engine: Turbo 4.9
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tijeras, New Mexico, United States

1980 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit Special Edition Additional Info:

1980 Trans Am Special Edition
Have you ever seen a black on black Turbo Bandit? If you saw Smokey and the Bandit II, you did. They are rare, but you're looking at one right now. This is a REAL from the factory BANDIT SPECIAL EDITION. They are hard to find, and harder to find restored. This one has original documentation to prove it too. It's not a blue, green, red, white or whatever turned into a black Bandit. It looked like this in April of 1980 when it left the GM factory in Van Nuys California and then was brought to Lubbock Texas to be sold to its first owner. Its been in the Southwest ever since, Texas and New Mexico. NO RUST. I bought it from the original owner's nephew 4 years ago. He remembers driving up and down Albuquerque's Route 66 30 years ago as a young boy, getting a lot of attention.
It still gets that attention today, with its Jet Black, color sanded paint and gold decals. It rolls on new BFG radials and brand new Turbo wheels, to match what it originally came with per it's build sheet which I have. In addition, I have the PHS (Pontiac Historical Society) dealer sheet. Both are testament to the fact that this IS a true Y84, Black on Black, Trans Am Special Edition with a 4.9 Turbo Motor, exactly the same car that Burt piloted in SBII. Remember, its not a fake. Its the real deal. There are other Black Special Editions, some with 4.9 non-turbo motors, some with honeycomb wheels, some with Tan interiors. But the real story is Black on Black, Turbo 4.9, Turbo Wheels, Y84 from the factory Special Edition Trans Am. And then you have to prove it. This one has the paperwork to back up its claim to fame.
This is a car with a pedigree. There weren't many made and even fewer in this condition. Completely new Hobnail cloth seats, black cut pile carpet, black perforated headliner, black package tray, all replaced with new. Black dash in great condition, gold instrument and shifter bezels - engine turned, not decals. Original AM/FM Delco radio with a power antenna and 4 speakers, in their original places. Restored console and seatbelts, restored interior trim. The power windows and locks work great. The tilt steering wheel looks great. And the original GM cruise control works perfectly.
If you want to leave the beautifully smoke colored T-Tops on, then turn on the A/C because it will definitely cool you down. But if you want to show off with the T-Tops off, you can store them in the original GM T-Top bags which come with the car. I had the engine rebuilt along with the TH350 automatic transmission. In addition, I had the Turbo itself rebuilt with stronger parts. When the Turbo kicks in, there are lights on the hood that show Turbo boost coming on, and you can feel it. When Motor Trend magazine reviewed the car back in 1980, they said it had as much power (due to the Turbo) at 4000 RPM as the famed Pontiac 400 had. I have a '78 with a 400 W72, and they were right. You can feel yourself being pushed back into your seat when the Turbo says hello.
But this is a head turner, boulevard cruiser, stop and look at kind of car. Even parked, it attracts all kinds of attention. People want to take pictures in front of it, kids stare at at, adults smile as it reminds them of going to see Smokey and the Bandit. Take it on the Bandit Run. Park it next to your '77 Bandit Special Edition. It deserves the same attention as the '77 since they were both the stars of their given movies. And you can smile too as it continues to go up in value.
The car is in Albuquerque, NM where Interstates 40 and 25 intersect. Easy access for a trailer or car shipper. Also, Route 66 goes right through town. Fly in and drive it home on Route 66.

any questions? feel free to call me: (505 - 414 - 5221)