1980 Pontiac Firebird Esprit Trans AM

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Year
1980
Make
Pontiac
Model
Firebird
Stock
2834
Vin
2T87WA
Miles
7,559
Engine Size
5.3 LS FUEL INJECTION
Transmission Type
TH 400 AUTOMATIC
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1980 PONTIAC FIREBIRD ESPIRIT TRANS AM IS LOCATED IN: SANDSTON, VA 23150

The Pontiac Firebird is an American automobile that was built and produced by Pontiac from the 1967 to 2002 model years. Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar, it was introduced on February 23, 1967, simultaneous with GM's Chevrolet division platform-sharing Camaro. This also coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, Ford's upscale, platform-sharing version of the Mustang.

The name "Firebird" was also previously used by GM for the General Motors Firebird in the 1950s and early 1960s concept cars.

Second generation (1970–1981)

The second-generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation as a 1970½ model, while leftover 1969s were listed in early Pontiac literature without a model-year identification. This generation of Firebirds were available in coupe form only; after the 1969 model year, convertibles were not available until 1989.

1980

In 1980, ever-increasing emissions restrictions led Pontiac to drop all of its large-displacement engines. 1980 therefore saw the biggest engine changes for the Trans Am. The 301, offered in 1979 as a credit option, was now the standard engine. Options included a turbocharged 301 or the Chevrolet 305 small block. The turbocharged 301 used a Garrett TB305 turbo forcing air through a single Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor, which was, however, too antiquated to take full advantage of the forced air from the turbo. Also, low-octane (87–90) fuels would have led to severe detonation had it not been for the engine control unit, which led to the cars feeling not very powerful at all. Some owners have claimed quite reasonable performance numbers with the modern fuels though.

A 1980 Turbo Trans Am was featured in the movie Smokey and the Bandit II, but was fitted with nitrous oxide tanks by Marvin Miller Systems to get the desired performance.

• CLEAN TITLE
• ODOMETER SHOWS 7,559 MILES
• GREEN EXTERIOR WITH BEIGE INTERIOR
• AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
• LS 5.3 V8 FUEL INJECTION ENGINE
• TH400 TRANSMISSION BUILT WITH 3200 CONVERTER
• 19" RIMS
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT
• RUNS AND DRIVES

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
5.3 LS FUEL INJECTION
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Green
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Pontiac
Model
Firebird
Miles
7,559

Interior

Interior Color
Beige
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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