Big horsepower and small price always add up to lots of fun, but few cars delivered the bang for the buck of the late-model F-body. This 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 Convertible is one of those rare specimens that's been meticulously cared for, so you know it's always been someone's special weekend driver. Four years ago, this modern muscle car got fresh paint, recovered seats and carpet, and a rebuilt transmission and rear end, meaning it's turn-key and ready to dominate for decades to come. If you missed your chance at one of these special beasts twenty-three years ago, here your chance at another cream puff.
There's no mistaking the fourth-generation Trans Am, with its hidden headlights and twin nostril hood force-feeding the LS1 underneath. Finished in elegant Navy Blue Metallic, which along with black is the optimum color choice for a Trans Am. It still looks like a predator even after all these years, with a timeless design that made it an instant classic and catapulted it to muscle-car cult favorite during a time when most American automakers were more concerned with MPGs than HP ratings. Thanks to a full repaint four years ago, it's still as shiny as it was at the turn of the century, and now shows only a few minor imperfections. The WS6's ultra-aggressive front fascia with those trademark fog lights really gets the party started up front, the sculpted, scooped, and flared profiles are one-of-a-kind even in the F-Body game, and the muscle-toned rear end with integrated spoiler and dual exhaust cut-outs is the last thing most challengers will see as this droptop goes flying by. Not a perfect car, but pretty darned nice and plenty darn powerful. With the headlights flipped down, the honeycomb taillights lit up red, and the black convertible top stored behind the rear seats, there aren't many better-looking cars out on the road.
GM installed taupe leather buckets when it was built, and four years ago they were reupholstered with OEM-style hides and remain in great shape inside this droptop Trans Am. The supportive power bucket seats are both grippy in the corners and comfortable for all-day drives, and the rear seats have likely not been used since they were redone. Carpets, door panels, and the dash and center console are all clean, and it appears that the back seat has never been used. All Trans Ams had round A/C vents and orange lighting on the dash, giving it a very high-tech look, and all Trans Ams came only one way: loaded. That means cold A/C, power windows, power locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, traction control, ABS, dual airbags, and power seats, plus keyless entry. A powerful Pontiac Monsoon AM/FM/Cassette stereo with built-in equalizer sounds awesome, even at full bore with the power convertible top down, but at that point you'll probably want to enjoy the V8's song anyway.
The 5.7L LS1 V8 engine became famous overnight, and anyone who worried about the passing of the small block torch need not have been concerned. Its aluminum construction shaved precious pounds from the nose of the car, while it cranked out more power than any small block in history. 100% stock under the hood with signs of scheduled maintenance seen throughout, the engine bay of this car is like an anatomy textbook for future restorers - with original markings, fasteners, and decals still in factory fresh condition. The 4-speed automatic transmission was rebuilt four years ago and snaps off quick shifts, but with an overdrive gear this is still a great cruiser and if you can somehow keep your foot out of it, the LS1 can pull down decent MPG's on the highway as it spins the rebuilt rear end that's now geared at a 3.73 ratio. Underneath, it's obvious that this car has not seen much foul weather as it's incredibly solid and clean, and it wears slick chrome wheels wrapped in staggered 225/45/18 front and 255/45/18 rear performance radials.
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