Supercharged Pontiac Trans Am Marketplace Find Needs New Home

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Trams Am Front Corner

Blown Pontiac Firebird was posted less than a month ago and the price has been reduced three times.

The last Pontiac Firebird was built for the 2002 model year and in Trans Am WS6 form, they came from the factory with an LS1 engine that delivered 325 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. That made the final Firebird a solid performer, but more importantly, the LS1 engine took well to modifications. This meant that with some basic upgrades, the engine could make big power.

If you have been thinking about getting into a supercharged, LS1-powered Firebird and you would prefer to avoid doing the work yourself, you are in luck. While flipping through the LS1Tech Marketplace, we came across this clean 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 that has been supercharged, so it packs the big power you want without the work of the build.

Best of all, it appears as “rburns” is motivated to sell, as in the past few weeks, the price of this car has been lowered at least three times.

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Driver's Side

The Introduction

When the OP first listed this 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 back in late November, he offered some basic details on the car along with an array of pictures from every outside angle and the engine bay.

2002 Trans Am WS6, Vortech V9 G trim Supercharged. 68kmiles never raced. Upgraded front to back, mirrored engine bay, polished supercharger and intercooler. Gauge pod on A-pillar. Corvette rims.

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Engine Bay

There are a few key points in that brief description that makes this Firebird so interesting. First, the intercooled supercharger setup is a nice pick for a street-and-strip car. Second, 68,000 miles is a pretty low number for a car that is nearly 17-years old and third, the mirrored engine bay is a nice touch for anyone who wants to show off their supercharged LS1 at Cars and Coffee.

Clean and Ready to Move

The marketplace listing doesn’t talk about the condition, but in the included pictures, this 2002 Pontiac Trans Am looks to be spotless. There are no obvious issues with the body or paint, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise with just 68,000 miles, this car looks like it could have just rolled off of the assembly line. Of course, it has the “wrong wheels” to be brand new, but the Corvette wheels look sharp with the white-and-blue livery of the Firebird.

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Rear Corner

As for the pricing, the car is currently listed for $22,500 and while we don’t know what the original list price was, we can see that the OP has dropped the price at least three times in less than a month. That certainly seems like the work of someone who is really looking to move the vehicle, so a serious buyer may want to reach out to the OP to haggle a little.

If nothing else, at $22,500, you are getting a clean, low-mileage example of the final Pontiac Firebird with what is likely a whole lot of extra power.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“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 Rall. “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. Meanwhile, 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,” adds Rall. “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. 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, 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.”

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