FOR SALE: 1989 Pontiac Trans Am Pace Car 20th Anniver
Please contact one of our expert gear-head consultants at 708-388-5277 for the most complete information on this beautiful vehicle. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you a complete walk-around, and in the process, supply you with the most detailed description of the vehicle. The 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am had the honor of being selected as the Official Pace Car of the 73rd Indianapolis 500, held on May 28, 1989. The three cars which did pace car duty were the first in the history of the Indianapolis 500 to do so with no performance modifications whatsoever. The only changes to the car were the usual safety equipment required by Indianapolis Motor Speedway (including a five-point seat belt harness), pace car lighting, and television-related equipment.
Back In 1989 Pontiac Released This Trans Am Model For Two Purposes. First Was To Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of The Trans Am And Secondly To Serve As The Official pace Car For The 73rd Indianapolis 500.
This Car Was The 147th Built Of Total Production Of 1555 Cars. Further Breakdown - Only 187 Of The 1555 Were Built With T-Tops And Cloth Trim Interior. True Y82 Package.
According To The Paperwork From PHS Automotive Services This Car Was Also One Of The Festival Cars Used At The Speedway. Festival Cars Were For VIP And Parade Duty At The Track. Only 162 Were Designated 'Festival' Cars.
In addition to three pace cars, an additional 162 ""Festival"" TTAs were at Indy for VIP and parade duty. All of the cars at Indy, including the three pace cars, had T-tops and cloth interiors.
What makes the 20th Anniversary Turbo TA so special is that it is a complete mechanical package, and not just some tape stripes. Starting with the engine, Pontiac borrowed Buick's 3.8 liter (231cid) V6 turbo powerplant from the fabled 1986-87 Grand National. Some difference exist between the TTA motor and the GN version. Different heads were necessary in order to squeeze the motor between the strut towers. These heads, adapted from the transverse FWD version of the 3.8 liter motor, have the added benefit of improved exhaust flow and combustion chamber design. Subsequently, different pistons were required in order to maintain combustion chamber volume. Other changes to the TTA motor are a cross-drilled crank, larger 12 fin/inch GNX-style intercooler in place of the GN's 10 fin/inch design, specially-designed stainless-steel headers, higher-pressure Bosch 237 fuel pressure regulator, and a recalibrated engine control module.
Features On This Car:
3.8L V6 Turbocharged, Just Tuned...
Power Four Wheel Disc Brakes
Dual Color Coded Electric Side Mirrors
Rear Window Defroster
Power Door Locks
Limited Slip Rear Axle
Full Instrument Cluster
Exterior Paint In White
Beechwood Cloth Interior With Folding Rear Seat
Removable Roof Panels
Gold Spoke Wheels
Worldwide Enclosed Transporting Available / Financing Available