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2002 Pontiac Firebird

Trans Am Collector Edition Convertible
Mecum Houston 2021
Thursday, 8 April - Saturday, 10 April 2021
$34,100
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
10 April 2021
Sold Date
S22
Lot Number
#2
Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 2G2FV32G222127135. Yellow with black graphics and top over black leather. 346/325hp, 6-speed, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, factory CD stereo.

Evaluation: Represented as one of 432 Collector Edition convertibles with a manual and with 4385 actual miles. Still looks like a new car.

Bottom Line: Cynics will tell you that terms like “collector edition” are pure marketing gimmickry, but in the car world people tend to take such things seriously. Not everyone kept their Collector Edition Trans Am locked away, but many people did, recognizing it as a limited production model from the Firebird’s very last year. And with the WS6 performance and handling package, it wasn’t just about flashy paint. This example ticks the right boxes, especially with the 6-speed, and commanded an appropriately healthy price.

by Andrew Newton
19 April 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #3: Good
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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