For some, 2002 doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, while other drivers on the road today weren’t even born yet. For those who fell in the love with the fourth run of the GM F-Body cars, it was a year that would go down in infamy as GM pulled the plug on the platform after a multi-decade run. For those who took a special liking to the Pontiac F-Body, it would be one of the saddest years as an auto enthusiasts as cars like this gorgeous 2002 Trans Am would have their very last run, never to truly return with a predecessor.
Depending on who you ask, it’s largely agreed upon that company politics and labor contracts would be the death of the fourth-generation F-Body, and the consolidation of the Pontiac name in 2010 would mean no hope for return. While the Camaro, the long time running mate of the Firebird, would eventually make its way back into production, and earn its way back into the hearts of enthusiasts, the most ‘Firebird’ thing you’ll find nowadays would be an interpretation based on an aftermarket build.
When a car comes around that represents that last of a model, like this 2002 Pontiac Trans Am, they become increasingly more important to preserving automotive history. Not only is the last of the breed a great collector’s car, this particular example is a WS6 - a package that gave the car a better air intake, more aggressive hood, and bigger wheels - making it even more desirable.
This car has been meticulously cared for, and is in like-new condition. The usual fourth-generation flaws, like a cracked dash, cracking door panels, and overall interior issues, are not present on this low-mileage bird. It is in factory condition, with the small exception of painted door badges (originals are paint-matched), but otherwise, this stunning Trans Am might be as close to new as you can find for the price!
Check it out here from Art & Speed Classic Car Gallery.
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