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March 2011 AllGenTransAms Member Feature
Year: 1980 Trans Am
AllGenTransAms Member: Bandit
Location: Wigan, England

1. What Year and Model is your car? How many miles?
1980 Trans Am 4.9 turbo s/e.Just under 37000 km,i imagine its on its second time around.


1980 Trans Am 4.9 turbo s/e.Just under 37000 km,i imagine its on its second time around. 2. What was it that made you choose that model Pontiac?

I love all Firebirds but my faves are the 2nd Gens,i always wanted a turbo T/A..


3. How long have you owned your car?

I bought it July 2008.


4. Where and how did you find your car?

I was searching the internet trying to find a cheap 2nd Gen T/A,i had just about given up and decided to keep the 89 GTA i had when i clicked on a dealers site and saw this in need of some work.


5. Is your car stock, restored, modified, or in between? If restored, tell us about the restoration. If modified, what “mods” have been done?


Mostly stock.Rebuilt suspension with poly bushes,kyb shocks all round,eibach front lowering springs,new rear leaf springs.Added a chrome master cylinder and drilled and slotted discs.Fitted a 700R4 but now gone back to TH350 due to trans and engine problems,now has a 400 from a '72 GTO.Swapped front seats for racing style seats and fitted custom gauges.Rebuilt the turbo.Painted it myself,it look ok for a while but then started looking dull.


6. Do you have any future plans for your car?
To get all the dents sorted and a good paint job and get all the s/e striping on it.Hopefully get the numbers matching turbo engine rebuilt.


7. Do you attend shows/events/races with your car? Are you a member of any clubs?

I usually try to get to at least 3 shows.Member of American Auto Club North West and Pontiac Owners club UK.


8. How many miles a year do you put on your car?

Not really been on the road much since i have had it,i would guess i will do less than 1500 miles a year.


9. Have you won anything with your car you're especially proud of?

Not as of yet.


10. What's your fondest memory in/with your car?

First time i could drive it legally which was january '09



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