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20th Anniversary 1989 Turbo Pontiac Trans Am - Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - VIDEO

For sale: 1989 Pontiac Trans Am T/A

Technical specifications

Item location:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Trans Am
T-Top Coupe
Engine size:
3.8 FI Turbo V6
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Drive type:
Interior color:
Cassette Player
Vehicle Title:
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1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans AM 20th Anniversary Indy 500 Edition

" 1 of 162 Festival Turbo T/As "

as presented by...

Texas Classic Cars of Dallas

Classic & Special Interest Automobile Consignment & Sales

1912 W. Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, exas, 5235

Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317


Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to showcase this beautiful low mileage original 20th Anniversary 1989 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo. These special carshad the distinction of being selected as the officialpace car of the 73rd Indianapolis 500, eld on May 28th, 989.In addition to being one of 1,555 Turbo T/A's produced, his is one of only 162 "Festival" Turbo T/As actually at the Indy 500 race for VIP and parade duty. Part of what makes the 20th Anniversary Turbo T/A special is that it was a full mechanical package, ot just decals. We have extensive documentation from new including original owner's manual, romotional material, ndy 500 video, rochures, nd negatives from the 1989 Indianapolis 500 race with Bobby Unser, elieved to be driving this very Trans Am in the photographs. This car has logged less than 35,000 original miles according to the documentation and owner. It is in excellent original condition both cosmetically and mechanically. Enjoy our presentation and feel free to contact Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317 with any questions or concerns.


Special PAS Inc. Built Turbocharged & Intercooled 3.8 litre V6 Engine - Original Number's Matching - (20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am Package)

Indianapolis 500 Package - Badging & Decals

Automatic Overdrive Transmission

Gold Honeycomb T/A Wheels

Rear Spoiler

4-Wheel-Disc Brakes (1LE Racing Brake Package)

WS-6 Performance Suspension Package

Air Conditioning / Heat

Power Rack & Pinion Steering

Tilt Steering Column

Camel Tan Cloth Interior

Power Windows & Power Locks

Power Mirrors

Rear Defrost

Glass T-Top Roof Panels & T-Top Bags

AM/FM Delco ETR Cassette Stereo with Graphic Equalizer & Redundant Steering Wheel Controls

Original Factory Brochures / Owner's Box & Contents / Owners Manuals / Indy 500 Promotional Material / Owner's Paperwork / Photographs / Binder Full ofMaterial on1989 Turbo T/As & the 1989 Indy 500 Race

The Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum is a fitting location for our photo shoot of this low-flier. Be sure and visit the historic Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, exas. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas' showroom is located only minutes away.

This low mileage example of the '89 Turbo 20th Anniversary T/A has been garage-kept and babied from day 1 and it shows. This is justa great car and an appreciating investment. The 20th Anniversary Turbo T/A was initially conceived by Mr. Bill Owen of Pontiac, owever the project was outsourced to PAS Inc, n engineering firm led by Jeff Beitzel. Beitzel and his team were responsible for much of the development work that went into this car. The GTA chassis' selected were random and there is no correlation between VIN numbers and production sequence numbers. T-Tops and leather interior would be the only available options.

This is a well-documented 20th Anniversary Turbo T/A that will come with an array of factory documentation. We have stacks of paperwork and receipts pertaining to this Trans Am.

The heart of the Turbo T/A is the Grand National derived turbocharged & intercooled 3.8 litre V6 factory rated at 250 horsepower. This rating was a joke, n reality these engines made an honest 301 horsepower on the GM dyno. Interestingly, hese were improved versions of the Grand National's V6 with different cylinder heads. These better flowing heads were utilized to fit between the stock strut towers. Different pistons were also required in order to maintain combustion chamber volume. Other changes to the Turbo Trans Am motor include a special cross-drilled crank, arger GNX type 12 fin intercooler, pecially designed stainless steel headers, higher pressure Bosch regulator, nd are-calibratedengine control module. This example displays its number's matching original drivetrain. The engine compartment itself is detailed and in great shape.

These are some of the negatives from the 1989 Indianapolis 500 race.

Original Turbo T/A owners were sent a special box containing the door and window stickers, Turbo TA keychain, assette tape, etter of congratulations, nd a leather owner's manual cover. We have full documentation for this car, ncluding this box and all mentioned contents, riginal warranty information (expired) and service manuals.

All of the 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am cars came in white with camel interior, ither vinyl or cloth. These were all well optioned cars. The only additional options you could order were T-Tops and leather interior. This example displays its original camel cloth in excellent condition front to back.

This is a very well appointed car with all of the options you would expect. The dash and instruments are in excellent condition. All of the factory features are functional including the stereo, ower windows, ocks, efrost, tc. The air conditioning blows cold and the heat blows hot.

The back seating has seldom if ever been used.

These are the protective T-Top bags & straps for the glass tops.

The power windows and mirrors work correctly. Slide the shift lever to drive and press the gas to the floor. These are fast cars, nown to approach 150 mph. Emerson Fittapaldi was presented with his own Turbo T/A on winning the 1989 Indy 500. When asked about it in an interview he grinne, Its a FAST car!"

The AM/FM Delco stereo needs its code entered and will work. It is in "Loc" status. Although other Trans Ams could be ordered with a CD player, he 20th Anniversary Turbo T/A only came with the Delco ETR cassette stereo with redundant steering wheel controls.

All of the gauges are functional including the odometer, peedometer, achometer, oost gauge, uel gauge, oltage gauge, nd temperature gauge.

The original option identification (RPO) decal is shown above. This is a well-optioned Turbo T/A!

The factory paint is fading a bit on the original rear spoiler. The body paint condition remains very good to excellent throughout.

The headlights work correctly.

The honeycomb wheels feature the WS6 performance suspension wheel covers. There is little doubt that this carmeans business with all of its scoops, mblems, nd decals.

The glass T-Tops are in excellent condition. An interesting footnote is GM using Lexan T-Tops for a few of these cars. The Lexan tops were so problematic, hat GM ended up replacing most of them for warranty work.

There are functional cooling ducts for the turbocharger. The Turbo T/A also received a larger GNX type 12-fin intercooler in lieu of the 10-fin unit.

The undercarriage is simply in excellent condition, ndicative of the low mileage original condition of this Trans Am. The flooring, xhaust, rame, uspension, tc. reflect the low mileage. This is garage-kept vehicle that is never driven in anything but fair weather and it shows. This is a show quality survivor.

Enjoy our remaining photos and again feel free to contact Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317 with any questions. This is your opportunity to own a collector quality 20th Anniversary1989 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Indy 500 car. View our 100% positive customer feedback and bid with 100% confidence. We have a photo slideshow with additional photos below as well.





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The winning bidder must submit a 20% non refundable deposit within 48 hours of the close of the auction to secure the vehicle unless other arrangements are made with us.
Our preferred method of payment is bank wire transfer, r 3rd party financing. We can work with you if that is a problem. All funds must be in US dollars only. Please be sure to have full payment or approved financing in place before making your final bid. Feel free to call us with any questions.
The buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due within 5 days of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed before the vehicle leaves our dealership.
We are a licensed Texas dealership. It is required that we collect all tax, itle and license fees from Texas residents at the time of the sale. We will do all of the title work. Non Texas residents are responsible for paying taxes in his/her state. Overseas customers will be charged a $30.00 fee for wire transfers. We must collect a vehicle inventory tax of .002286% and a small documentary fee of $75.00 on ALL sales.
The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. We can refer you to a number of national and international shippers. Once the vehicle leaves our dealership, e will take no further responsibility for the vehicle.
This vehicle is being sold as is, here is, ith no warranty expressed, ritten or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuine, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. Although every effort is made on our part to accurately describe vehicle you, t is the buyers responsibility to see that his/her classic and collector car purchase meets their individual criteria. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller will make every effort to disclose any known defects associated with the vehicle at the buyers request prior to the close of the sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any oral or written statements about the vehicle. A personal or 3rd party inspection prior to purchase is highly recommended.

I want to note that as a Texas dealership, e reserve the right to end this auction at any time should this vehicle sell on our showroom floor.

On Jan-03-16 at 08:17:26 PST, eller added the following information:

We would like to add, hat the stereo is working. Some nice ebay members told us how to get it unlocked by pushing the mute button.

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