Chevy Camaro-faced Firebird Trans Am fails to sell despite its best effort

25-10-2021 18:00
The owner of this 1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am invested time, effort and $6,100 USD into making it look like a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro – and a convertible, at that. Unfortunately, no one was interested.

The owner of this 1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am invested time, effort and $6,100 USD into making it look like a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro – and a convertible, at that. Unfortunately, no one was interested.

Looking at the car, we are confronted with conflicted feelings. On the one hand, it is obvious that the person responsible for the job was both enthusiastic and skilled. On the other hand, the imitation will not be fooling anyone with its mascara: the front bumper, the splitter, the massive headlamps and the SS badges scream “Camaro cosplayers’ meeting”, but don’t result in a coherent image.

The sides are not that bad with exhaust tips, elegant chrome mirrors, chromed rims and red brakes (no paint was spared for the drums on the rear axle).

A pleasant surprise resides in the back, which looks quite well-proportioned with its bumper and diffuser. More importantly, there is even a very convincing Camaro soft top complete with clamps for easy fixation. The interior is also thoroughly remade, and a 5.0-liter V8 toils under the hood in tandem with a four-speed A/T and RWD.

Frankly, we would imagine tuning being the largest problem with this Firebird Trans Am. As nice as it may be, Pontiac classics sell the best in stock form nowadays, especially with as few miles on the clock as possible.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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