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Old 03-07-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default How many Firebird SSA's were made? or other info..

Anyone know where I could find how many were made? Or any other information about them? Thanks in advance.
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Default Firebird SSA

Unfortunately, I'm finding very little about them.


Only been mentioned twice on this site:

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=285690 - your post a couple days ago about an engine swap

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283301 - your post a week ago asking what 'SSA' meant

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IIRC, SSA was the sport appearance package (exclusive to only a few states, I think CA was one of them) they gave to V6 Firebirds in 89. My old Firebird would've been an SSA because it had a bunch of options, and the T/A GFX, but they only had SSA badging for the first half of the year, and then dropped it (my old one was a late 89 car, see sig).

http://www.ridejudge.com/ridedetails.asp?RideID=25931 - 1989 Pontiac Firebird SSA owned by Wayne H in Sacramento, CA


http://www.geocities.com/~lobird/geobook.html - a guestbook posting from a guy with one:
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My Email:UpTheirs@AOL.com
Are you a Western Washington Firebirds club member?: No
Do you own a Firebird?: Yes
Where are you from?: Redmond, Oregon

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Well, it sure is nice finding your site! I own two birds and one I just purchased last week. I purchased a one family owned 89' that the two major parts dist. say is not listed in their records! The vin# is good(1G2FS21S5KL231756) except it is not listed in the parts suppliers books? The Bird has the TA and Anniver. ground effects on it, but has a 2.8 with the 700 R trans? Also on the rear deck just below the wing is an emblem(not decal) that say's "Firebird SSA"? The car was purchased from the California, Van Nuys plant. Next Generation say's it might be a proto type made up for a dealer? Also the wheels have a plastic not metal center with just the Bird in the center and Pontiac on the rim. They are premium wheels. The interior is cloth and very nice with T-tops.

And that's everything.

I definitely recommend you contact http://www.phs-online.com/ and see what they can come up with about it. (And then once you get the information, post it here so people can actually find out about it in the future )
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Thanks, I will post whatever information I get. Don't want other SSA owners to have to look through all this stuff.
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Yes, I'm interested in seeing that info as well.

Here's what I found in the "Pontiac Firebird 1967-2000 Photo History" book written by George W. Scala:

Page 70: The following is the verbiage that is under the attached pic: "The front view of the 1989 Firebird with the Sport Appearance Package. Looking like a Trans Am or GTA, only the rims, hood, and rear spoiler gave it away. 15-inch wheels, the regular Firebird rear spoiler and the plain flat hood came on this bird. Firebirds in the Los Angeles area had "Firebird XS" emblems on the front fender. The San Francisco/Sacramento zone had "Firebird SSA" emblems. These dropped to just the "Firebird" emblem later in this year."

I know you didn't ask about it, but here's another area-specific 'bird. It sort of explains why Pontiac did these special cars:

Page 91: The following is the verbiage that is under the attached pic: "The 1994 Firebird SCE (Southern California Edition) package. As in most years, Pontiac came out with low production specialty cars in certain markets to preview new possible options to the public. In this case, special SCE decals (pillar, behind door glass), white and silver wheels with special wheel caps (SCE on them), and another rear spoiler mounted onto the Firebird's integrated rear spoiler (look close, you see two). White seems to be the only color."
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That is awesome, thanks for posting those!! I added the SSA info to my big list, and a new entry for the SCE, which I hadn't heard about before. If you find anything else unusual in that book, I'd like to see those too
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Yep, looks like my old Firebird
I still miss that car.
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That is awesome, thanks for posting those!! I added the SSA info to my big list, and a new entry for the SCE, which I hadn't heard about before. If you find anything else unusual in that book, I'd like to see those too
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HOLY CRAP! Thats what my old 89 was! It had all the T/A GFX but the regular hood and wing. and it was a 6 cyl! Now im tempted to do a carfax on it and findout where it originally came from, of if we had this option in Massachusetts.
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I miss my 87 GTA. It was the same color.
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I have a 1989 pontiac firebird SSA, that i am looking to possibly sale, any one interested my email is sm-454@hotmail.com
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do u know how many 2000 firebird formula A4 were made? or at least where i can look to find out??
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do u know how many 2000 firebird formula A4 were made? or at least where i can look to find out??
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Is there anyone that could tell me y my car even after i put a new battery in my it the voltage gauge is still dropping to 8 i had the starter, alt, and battery checked and there all good so i don't know whats going on my car is a 1989 Firebird SSA? thank you to anyone that try's to help me out
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