Low Mile Bird: 1984 Pontiac Trans Am

If you are hunting for an iconic, mid 80’s car that has a lot going for it, then look no further that this 1984 Pontiac Trans Am. It has a buy it now price of $13,500, or the ability to make an offer and is located near Scarborough, Maine. One might wonder what warrants an asking price that high. Besides being incredibly clean and un-restored, it has only 20,751 miles! You can view more on eBay.

The engine is a 305 High Output V8 connected to an automatic transmission. Not much else is listed, such as if it runs or not. It is being sold as is, so you can ponder the intention of noting that in the listing. It is a T top car and has the panels. The listing states that the car has been stored under a cover in a heated garage. There is no indication how long it has been stored or if it has been driven recently.

Inside, the interior is incredible. The gray cloth looks to be stain free and clean, very iconic looking Pontiac interior. The dash is also pristine, with no cracks, and all dials and buttons present. It has power windows and power locks, as well as air conditioning. According to the listing, the car is loaded. The gray interior matches the black with gray accents exterior paint. All the badges and Firebird logo are present.

The listing does note that the car does have a cassette player with an equalizer, in case you want to jam to your favorite 80’s bands in a fitting ride. It also has a power antenna, for better reception, and better looks. For the times, those might have been hot to trot features. Today, they are almost non-existent. Scoop up this low mileage bird now before the desirability climbs and get a jump on retro features.

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  1. Jeff

    I’d rather be seen driving a first-generation Taurus.

    • Ace33

      It would definitely fit your image better.

    • TimS Member

      To each his own but I’d rather push this than drive any Taurus that doesn’t have “SHO” in the name.

      • Jeff

        Don’t misunderstand, I’m not a fan of the Taurus at all, but driving one carries minimal connotation, other than perhaps you aren’t passionate about cars and prefer frugal transportation. Driving a 3rd-gen Trans Am suggests you are passionate about cars, and that your passion includes 3rd-gen Trans Ams. I’d much rather be perceived as cheap and dispassionate.

      • TimS Member

        I also happen to be passionate about almost all Trans Ams, 3rd-gen included.

      • Jeff

        To each his own, I certainly can’t fault you. Heck, I like AMCs.

    • Superdessucke

      It can be tough for some people to get past the mullet image and midlife crisis feeling you get when driving one. I wasn’t even that old and I still felt ridiculous driving mine. It takes a special person to be able to handle that. I wasn’t that special person but I’m sure some would drive this proudly.

      Really too bad that mullet thing kind of spoiled these. When they were new, they weren’t known for that because they were expensive nice cars. But during the 1990s that came into play as they got handed down to their second and third owners, many of whom fit that unfortunate image.

      • Miguel

        Why would you care what anybody else thinks?

        If you like driving a car, drive it.

      • Superdessucke

        Rationally, I one thousand percent agree with you. I uttered those very words to myself many, many times. In the end I just couldn’t shake the feeling. But again, I’m sure many would be able to handle it and drive the wheels off this with pride, and with Ratt blaring out from the T-tops.

      • 427vette

        No embarrassement here. I drive mine daily with nothing but Metallica coming out of the speakers. Rock on teens of the 90’s!

      • Superdessucke

        You’re talking some bleeping muscle! I have owned a 1969 Camaro SS 350, a 1978 Z28, a 1979 Z28, and a 1987 Formula 350. But when I tried to relive it with the ’91, I just couldn’t do it. It’s not the car, it’s me. I say enjoy!

  2. Steve R

    Thoroughly uninspiring, but the price seems reasonable enough if the car is as described and is turn key operational.

    That would have been someone’s dream car when new, it’s a chance to somewhat economically relive part of their youth.

    Steve R

    • Superdessucke

      Bought a ’91 about 6 years ago trying to relive the old days. Many intervening years of driving German and Japanese cars meant that the car didn’t feel all that great. Shoddily put together, tons of shakes and rattles, and the engine was rough as a cob compared to the Honda VTECs and BMW straight 6s I’d grown used to.

      I was also rather embarrassed to drive it, I’m sad to admit. When I would take it out I would make sure it was at night, like a little child afraid of being laughed at. I sold it after about 9 months and less than a thousand miles. I ended up losing money because I did a lot of deferred maintenance but I was glad to end my reliving youth experiment.

      Not saying that it isn’t fun to do that but it would probably make sense to drive it and make sure it feels okay before shelling out 13 big ones. A lot changes in terms of a person’s car maturity over 25 to 30 years!

  3. firemedic2714

    I agree with “uninspiring”. It was the 80s after all. By 1992, the last year for the third gen F-body, Pontiac had finally figured it out and they looked pretty good. Leaving this car in the garage to take photos was a bad idea and the two-tone paint with the goofy 80s stripes doesn’t help either. The values for 80s birds and Camaros is on the rise, especially for unmolested low-mileage examples like this one. $13,500 is a reasonable starting point (IMO).

    • slickb

      You are very right I drive a 91 and it s right next to perfect condition and I daily drive it. great cars when compared to what else was produced in those years

    • Mark

      I agree 1992 was the last good looking body style for the Camaro!

  4. Carlos

    I have been close to this car. Both traveling and standind and it is flawless.

  5. Miguel

    I have said it before and I will say it again.

    Low miles doesn’t make the car worth more. It is quite literally the opposite as you will have to invest a lot of money to replace dried up rubber pieces.

  6. Emory Long

    I had one of these in late 80s to mid minutes. It was one of the best cars I ever owned. As stated earlier, it was a car of youth and got treated badly. I wound up blowing out the reared and transmission. However, the engine never give up on me. I put a 342 posi rear out of a 88 corvette and a 86 Silverado tranny in it. It became a screamer after that. Sadly, I cleaned out a ditch one day and wiped it out. It was going to cost a fortune to repair and sold for parts.

    If only a person wasn’t stupid back then. Oh well, everyone of us has stories just like this.

    Wish the new owner luck.

  7. CasbyM

    My late mother had this exact car when I was in High School. Got my first speeding ticket in it. Car wasn’t really fast, thought it was at time.
    Many memories in this post.

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