Lightly-Modified 2002 Pontiac Trans Am is Ready for Cruising Season

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2002 Pontiac Trans Am

Cammed LS1 with exhaust, lowered and relatively low mileage Pontiac Firebird would be a great daily driver or build basis.

LS1 cars have withstood the test of time, easily being modified to make more than enough power to deal with modern performance cars, but finding a nice 4th gen Pontiac Firebird or Chevy Camaro can be hard. Many cars in the used market have been run hard and they look it, but if you are on the hunt for a super-clean LS1 Trans Am with a manual transmission and a few key performance upgrades, we have the car for you.

This 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 was posted to the LS1Tech Marketplace by “Atomic02” and while it is not stock, it is cherry and none of the mods alter the overall look of the car. This car looks stock, but it likely packs a stronger punch than your average LS1 car, so if you want a Firebird that has been lightly modified for extra power, this car might be perfect.

2002 Pontiac Trans Am

The Introduction

When the OP first listed his 2002 Pontiac muscle car for sale, he included a spread of pictures and the basic details found below.

2002 Trans Am WS6
69k miles
6 speed manual
Pewter with Ebony Leather

Few tasteful mods which include:
Pro 5.0 shifter with short stick, SLP lid, 228 cam, color matched intake, SLP dual/dual, BMR 1.25 springs, HP Tuned, Cold AC, traction control, 12 disc changer, speakers not blown, Fresh tint w/ warranty, everything works no leaks or issues.

Clean title no accidents EVER, Carfax included, Florida car, Very Clean Car

2002 Pontiac Trans Am

So the interior and exterior look great, it is tuned to make more power than stock with an aftermarket exhaust system providing some extra growl, it has an aggressive stance and with cold air conditioning and a functioning sound system, it is as comfortable in rush hour traffic as it is on the wide open road.

2002 Pontiac Trans Am

Solid Pricing

According to Kelley Blue Book, a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am in excellent condition with all of the bells and buzzers has an average private party selling price of $12,654, with the prices ranging from $11,500 to $13,765, so at $13,500, this car is priced towards the upper end of the scale, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

2002 Pontiac Trans Am

First, this is the final year for the Firebird and for a car that is 17 years old, 69,000 miles is relatively low and this car certainly doesn’t look like it was built almost 20 years ago. The fact that it is from the final year, the condition and the mileage are all going to drive up the value, but we should keep in mind that this is not a stock car. It looks stock, but adding the engine upgrades or the other aftermarket modifications would cost thousands over the basic price of the car.


In other words, if you have been dreaming of having a clean, cammed LS1 Firebird, this listing might be your best chance to get a Trans Am from the final model year in remarkable condition.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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