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1999 Pontiac Firebird

Trans Am 30th Anniversary Coupe
Mecum Dallas 2021
Wednesday, 8 September - Saturday, 11 September 2021
$37,400
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
11 September 2021
Sold Date
S45
Lot Number
#2
Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 2G2FV22G2X2218746. White with blue stripes over black leather. 346/305hp, automatic, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, CD stereo.

Evaluation: Number 575 of 1065 built. Represented with 2500 miles, one owner, and even the original tires. Some bubbling in the stripe decals on the roof but otherwise looks like a new car.

Bottom Line: While not quite an “in-the-wrapper” car, this Firebird is still the kind of like-new limited-edition model that appeals to a certain kind of collector who really does buy cars to collect rather than drive. This is a rational price for it, corroborated by the slightly higher $41,800 price for Lot S62, a similarly clean 9582-mile 30th Anniversary Trans Am convertible.

by Andrew Newton
22 September 2021
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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