BF Auction: 2001 Pontiac Trans Am

Asking: $13,500Make Offer

  • Seller: Patrick B yrne
  • Location: Tinley Park, Illinois
  • Mileage: 128,900 Shown
  • Chassis #: 2G2FV22G812110896
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Engine: LT1 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic

It’s incredibly sad that in two years, it will be 100 years since the creation of Pontiac. Started as a companion to GM’s upscale brand Oakland in 1926, by 1931, Pontiac had proven the more popular make, and Oakland would shortly disappear in favor of the legendary Pontiac brand. This 2001 Pontiac Trans Am is incredibly nice and listed exclusively as a Barn Finds Auction! 

While not a specific anniversary model, 2001 was the 75th anniversary of Pontiac, and I tip my hat to the company that was shut down too early, at least in my opinion. It’s hard to deny the sporty intentions of the profile views of this car. Red calipers are a very nice touch, and the seller says the brakes and tires are fine. They say there are a few normal small nicks on the nose and on the windshield, which I have in abundance on a new road trip car with only 10,000 miles on it. This Trans Am looks like a museum piece to me.

The honeycomb taillight treatment is fantastic, and the overall design is spot-on, in my opinion. Maybe the pinnacle of the Trans Am series that started back in 1967 but this long-evolved body style based on the longer F-body cars in 1970. The fourth-generation Trans Ams were made from 1992 for the 1993 model year until the end of 2002, when the Trans Am would disappear as a model. The seller says this car has no dents, no body damage, and, best of all, no rust!

The seller has provided many good photos, including underside photos, and those almost make me weep for joy. I can’t believe this car has over 100,000 miles on it. The underside looks like a 10,000-mile Arizona car, which is amazing. The interior also looks perfect, but they mention typical cracking around the door locks on the door panels. The driver’s side has been repaired, but the passenger side is just starting to show some small cracking in that area. Every option works, including the air-conditioning and the tiny red lights by the door handles.

The engine is a 5.7-liter (346-cu.in.) OHV fuel-injected V8, which was factory-rated at 310 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is sent through a four-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. This car is located in Tinley Park, Illinois, right in the middle of the U.S. for ease of shipping. Or better yet, fly in and fly—I mean, drive this Trans Am home!

Bid On This Auction

High Bid: $11,000 (Reserve Not Met)
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Ended: Jul 12, 2024 12:02pm MDT
High Bidder: Biggreek65
  • Biggreek65 bid $11,000.00  2024-07-12 11:59:16
  • Steve
    bid $10,000.00  2024-07-09 18:55:47

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Comments

  1. Scott M

    You mean LS1, not LT1.

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  2. Fox owner

    Others may disagree, but I prefer this generation of TA to the classic ones. More refined and no thunder chicken decals on the hood. Maybe it’s more of a cruiser instead of a raw beast but it’s got to be good off the line and with that CD player plus equalizer for tuneage, more fun.

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    • Scotty GilbertsonStaff

      I agree 100%, Fox owner.

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      • Poncho

        Well, everyone is welcome to their own opinion. Even though I love all the F-bodies, when was the last time you worked on a newre one versus an older one. Just pop the hood on this and then a first gen. Change the plugs and wires, then tell me which one you like better. I’ve got 3 first gens, my brother has a 2nd gen and I have a 3rd gen also. When you pop the hood and the back of the engine is almost halfway under the windshield, think about doin a tune-up or engine change. While it is nice to have the creature comforts of AC, cruise control, power everything, and a great stereo, there is something to be said about simplicity, ease of maintenance, and as far as tunes and AC, i love putting the windows down feeling the warm breeze and listening to that sweet sound of my 400 big block singing and I’m shifting the 4 speed.

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    • JoeNYWF64

      Unless this gen has the aussie rear differential, it’s a mickey mouse rear.
      I am not crazy about the whole rear panel on this gen or the huge windshield or big oversized ugly wipers or exposed cheap plastic panel under them.
      The big hood bird was ALWAYS optional on ’73-’81 2nd gens except the late ’70s anniversary model.
      On f-bodies after 1981, 2 more friends in the back seat would be a very tight fit for them.
      & as for the back seat on the last 2 gen camaros & stangs, forget it.

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  3. Brent

    It was 325 HP and 350 ft pounds of torque for the WS6. 310 and 340 were for base Trans Am. I miss my 2001 WS6 with the 6 Speed. Fun car.

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  4. Lothar... of the Hill People

    I’m sure this may be a dumb question but why would the same bidder (assuming of course it’s the same “Steve”) have the ONLY 3 bids in an auction? Trying to head off the competition or what?

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    • Wademo

      I think Steve really wants it!

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    • Poncho

      Maybe Steve is the seller.

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  5. Marky Mark

    Never could get excited about the looks of this gen or the Camaro either. If you want one and can stretch the budget a bit, there’s always nice ones out there with far fewer miles.

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