1980 Trans Am 2800 Miles Since Frame Off Restoration

  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Trans Am
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 2805
  • VIN: 2T87AAL128238
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 400
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States


2800 miles on this vehicle since restoration and modification.I bought this car from Gateway Classic Cars in Detroit along with receipts and documentation of a 4-year frame-off restoration.Over $50K Invested.Every panel was stripped to bare metal, then painted with factory correct red and beautiful clear coat.Body parts are laser straight.Although the paint was flawless, I treated it with clay bar and multiple coats of Zainos polish to achieve a beautiful deep and durable shine.During the last year, I added x-pel paint self-healing protection to the bottom half of the car (Warranty included).I also added the gold special edition striping and sail panel decals and call it the “Red Bandit”.

The power plant is a fully rebuilt Pontiac 400 CID (not Oldsmobile) with Edelbrock intake, New Holly 4 bbl Carb, mild cam upgrade, Mr SID ignition, and aluminum headers with true x-pipe exhaust. New alternator, fuel pump, water pump, thermostat and housing, hoses and belts, brake master cylinder.Dual fan cooler in front of the radiator.Engine compartment and hood components were disassembled and repainted.

The automatic transmission and rear end were also fully rebuilt.The engine runs like a top and the exhaust sounds great, not too loud, but just about right, similar to new corvette in sport mode.Power is estimated at 400 HP.It is very responsive and when floored, will smoke the tires and launch ahead while pushing you back in the seat.Very fun car!

All new Hotchkis suspension, coils, brake lines, fuel lines, and Stoptech slotted and cross drilled 4 wheel disk brakes.Rear adjustable air shocks.New control arms, bushings, ball joints, tie rods, u-joints, etc.New 17-inch Year One snowflake wheels and tires with full tread.Inner fenders, subframe, control arms, end links, and complete rear axle assembly were E-coated.

All new interior carpet, panels, seats with factory correct hobnail cloth, dash, headliner, power window motors, regulators, and guides.New dash gauges with upgraded 160 MPH speedometer. Even the clock keeps perfect time.Tilt wheel, power windows, and locks.The review mirror has a back-up cam.All new glass, weather stripping, and trunk seals. Rear window is deep tinted.Kenwood sound system with Rockport speakers and trunk mounted subwoofer.All interior is lined with Dynamat for quite interior and superb sound.The T-Tops are original with new interior parts.This is a non-smoker vehicle.

The T-Top exterior glass has a few minor scuffs, but mostly unnoticeable unless you are looking for them.The turn signal works but is a bit quirky in that it cancels with a very slight steering wheel movement.

Financing is available at the eBay Motors Financing Center.

Call 701-739-2483 or email with questions or more information.I have additional photos if you wish.