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1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace Car Edition T-Tops

Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
SubModel: Pace Car
Type: Coupe
Trim: Turbo Trans Am
Year: 1980
Mileage: 7100
VIN: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Color: White
Engine: Turbo V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Grey
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Elmer, New Jersey, United States

1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Trans Am Additional Info:

1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace Car
Year: 1980
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am Turbo Pace Car
Color: White
Miles: 7,100

1980 Pontiac

Turbo Trans Am Pace Car

7,100 Original Miles

Time Capsule

What happens when you take an old school pony car that's experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity, throw in a rare special edition trim package that's complete with a unique powerplant, and top everything off with one-of-a-kind survivor status? You get this all-original, 7,100 mile Trans Am Turbo Pace Car! This crisp Pace Car is a choice classic that's showroom-fresh in virtually every way. And, as one of only 5,700 cars built to commemorate the first time one marque paced both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 in the same year, this storied coupe is one of the most exclusive Pontiac's ever built. If you're a savvy collector who's looking for some awesome American muscle that you can spend a little money on now and get a big return on later, congratulations, you've found your next classic!


Beginning life at GM's storied Norwood manufacturing facility, and meeting its first owner at Crookshanks Pontiac in Rupert, West Virginia, this pristine Pace Car is one of the cleanest, all-original Pontiacs we've ever offered. Thanks to almost four decades of exceptional maintenance, the car presents almost as well today as when it drove off the showroom floor. A bright coat of correct Cameo White lacquer dresses a 100% original body that's straight, solid and free of major imperfections. On top of that ghost-white pigment, tri-color outlining stripes perfectly complement a 5-color Turbo Bird. Factory-applied Indianapolis 500 door stickers add just enough visual pop to complete the car's striking and official look. And since this Trans Am has never been fully disassembled, it displays wholly accurate, and surprisingly tight, factory panel alignment.

The 1980 Trans Am Turbo ushered in a new approach to traditional Pontiac performance, and the appearances of Pontiac's wildly successful special edition packages were updated accordingly. At the front of the car, pliable urethane centers familiar Pontiac grilles below a bright arrowhead and pristine headlights that are framed in body-matched buckets. Behind that bumper, a requisite Turbo Hood, ending a decade-long run of top-of-the-line Trans Am Shakers, features an optional 3-light turbo system. At the back of that hood, black-trimmed Soft Ray glass supports mirrored Fisher T-tops. Beneath that greenhouse, Ontario Gray sport mirrors reflect tape-striped door handles and bright edge guards while monochromatic trim spears frame 4-color call-outs, factory fender vents and aggressive wheel spoilers. And at the back of the car, a contoured D80 spoiler hangs a third 4-color call-out above blacked-out taillights and polished side-splitter exhaust tips.


By 1980, at the hands of government-mandated emissions standards, performance had almost been legislated out of existence. That led to innovative and creative powerplants like the turbocharged V8 under this Poncho's turbo-specific hood. All-original, ''YL'' stamped and ''301T'' branded, that 301 cubic inch mill makes substantially more twist than the mighty 6.6 liter it replaced, and all while being significantly more efficient. Conceived as an economy offering, the Pontiac 301 was beefed up with a better block design, lower compression pistons, a better cam, a better crank and a unique, single-plane intake in preparation for a Garrett TBO-305 blower. Once that fan was installed, it created a waste-limited 9psi of boost on its way to helping the 301 achieve 236 horsepower and a 345 lb./ft. of torque. Riding below a factory installed heat shield that prevents the paint on the car's hood from bubbling, that turbo is fed by a high-pressure fuel pump, cooled by a high-pressure oil pump, and breathes through turbo-specific exhaust manifolds. A YL 301-specific M4ME 800cfm Quadrajet rides in front of a correct HEI distributor, which shoots spark through fresh gray plug wires. All the hard parts around the motor, from the belt driven accessories to the brake booster and turbo-mandated air conditioning, appear to be factory original pieces. And, as far as appearance goes, the clean engine bay's Satin Black paint contrasts well with GM's familiar Corporate Blue block skin.


Beneath this Trans Am, a clean and solid undercarriage tells the story of 38 years of excellent caretaking. Behind the big engine, an original Turbo-Hydramatic 350 3-speed funnels torque through a trusty 10-bolt axle that's finished with a correct G80 posi and correct, 3.08 gears. That drivetrain rides a correct WS6 suspension, which aligns larger sway bars, better shocks and better springs with tighter steering and power-assisted discs. At the middle of the car's undercoated floors, original exhaust hangs a factory converter in front of factory replacement mufflers. And power meets the pavement through pristine Turbo Wheels, which twist 225/70 Goodyear Polysteel Radials around red bird center caps.


Inside this Pontiac, an all-original Oyster interior utilizes an optional combination of Doeskin vinyl and Hobnail cloth to create sophisticated, distinctly '80s aura. Firm and comfortable seats are nicely patterned pieces that feel every bit as supple as they look, and original carpet shows very little wear. Between those seats, a clean console plants chrome power window switches behind an engine-turned shift plate. At the front of the car, an engine-turned instrument panel frames crystal clear gauges above factory climate control and a correct Delco-GM seek/scan cassette player. At the sides of the car, excellent Oyster door panels feature bright Turbo Bird embroidery. In front of the driver, an attractive Formula Steering Wheel tops an optional, tilting column. And behind the cockpit, the car's clean trunk features original decals and a correct Space Saver spare tire.


Turbo Trans Ams came from the factory as fully optioned cars. Luckily, the sale of this low-mileage time capsule includes both its original Window Sticker and a copy of its original Build Sheet. The following is a list of optional equipment printed on the car's Build Sheet and, for the sake of continuity, corresponding prices from its Window Sticker.

AK1: Oyster seat belts
A01: Tinted glass
A31: Power windows
BS1: Insulator pack ($34)
B18: Custom interior
B22: Door pad emblems
B77: Black windshield molding
B82: Body emblem delete
B84: White bodyside moldings ($46)
B93: Door edge guards ($14)
B89: Black backlite molding
B97: Rear wheel spoilers
CC1: Removable roof hatches
C49: Electric rear window defogger ($107)
C60: Air conditioning
D34: Visor mirror ($7)
D35: Left-hand remote and right-hand manual sport mirrors
D53: Hood applique
D80: Rear decklid spoiler
D92: Door handle tape stripes
GU4: 3.08 axle
G80: Posi-traction rear end
JL1: Custom pedal pads
J65: 4-wheel disc brakes
K15: Vapor return line
K30: Cruise Control ($112)
K73: 70-amp alternator
LU8: 301 cubic inch turbocharged V8 that's equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor
M33: 3-speed automatic transmission
NK3: Formula steering wheel
N10: Dual exhaust
N33: Tilt steering wheel ($81)
N65: Space Saver spare tire
N89: Aluminum Turbo Wheels
*QGR: 2.25x15 white letter tires
TR9: Lamp Group ($22)
TT5: Halogen lamps
T47: Turbo Hood
T93: Special tail lamps
UA1: Heavy duty battery ($23)
UM6: Signal-seeking cassette player
UQ3: Power-boosted antenna
UR4: Turbo Hood gauge
UX6: Dual front speakers
UN9: Radio Accommodation Package
U17: Instrument panel gauges (tachometer and clock)
U25: Luggage compartment lamp
U27: Instrument panel lamp
U29: Courtesy lamp
U75: Power antenna ($51)
VK1: Front license plate bracket delete
WS4: Trans Am
WS6: Trans Am Mark IV suspension
YR1: Custom front seats
YS1: Custom rear seat
YT1: Custom door trim
Y85: Trans Am Turbo Pace Car
12C: Oyster cloth and Hobnail interior
16X: Charcoal mix
11L: White exterior paint
11P: White wheels
16M: Gray accents
2DR: Trans Am


Original Build Sheet
A copy of the car's Certificate of Origin
An original Owner's Manual
Original factory accessory literature
The car's original Dealer Order sheet
The car's original Window Sticker

Lovingly preserved second-generation Trans Ams are much rarer than they should be. But that doesn't mean you have to sit on the sidelines and watch a select few enthusiasts have all the fun. Featuring low miles, full documentation and plenty of old school Motor City swagger, this F2 is set to provide one lucky owner with years of great memories. Call 856-521-0832!


7,100 actual mile survivor
301 cubic inch turbocharged Pontiac V8
Automatic transmission / Turbo-Hydramatic 350
Original, born-with drivetrain
Original Cameo White and Ontario Gray lacquer paint
Original Oyster vinyl and Hobnail cloth interior
Factory air conditioning
Power steering
4-wheel power disc brakes
WS6 suspension
3.08 Posi
Copy of original Build Sheet
Copy of Certificate of Origin


South Jersey Classics

52 Harding Hwy

Upper Pittsgrove Twp NJ 08318

Office 856-521-0832

Cell 856-625-2226


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