1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car

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Rare Indy Pace Car replica ... 4.9 liter turbo V-8 ... Automatic transmission ... Power windows ... Power door locks ... T-tops ... Runs great ...






Trans Am Indy Pace Car


4.9 Liter V-8


TH350 Automatic




Classic Car Facts

Rare Indy Pace Car replica … 4.9 liter turbo V-8 … Automatic transmission … Power windows … Power door locks … T-tops … Runs great …

For 1980, Pontiac boasted that for the first time in 11 years, Indy 500 and NASCAR picked the same pace car—the Turbo Trans Am.  Perhaps even more noteworthy was that the car required virtually no mechanical modifications to pace these events.  To commemorate this honor, Pontiac made 5,700 limited edition pace car replicas available to buyers.  Fully turned out with appearance and convenience options, these pace car editions were finished in a distinctive White and Gray two-tone paint scheme, complete with a matching “superbird” turbo hood and pace car decals.

This beautiful 1980 Trans Am Indy Pace Car replica benefits from a newer finish that has a gorgeous luster.  The exterior is further enhanced by its matching White turbo-cast wheelswhite letter tirestinted glass, and silver-tinted  T-tops.  Its distinctive off-center turbo hood and body colored headlamp bezels complete the look.

The interior is similarly distinctive and shows only minimal wear.  Its Oyster-colored bucket seats with Oyster-and-black hobnail cloth inserts is the perfect complement to its striking exterior.  Further enhancing the interior are firebirds embroidered into the door panels and rear seat back and a leather Formula steering wheel.  You will also appreciate this car’s long list of comfort and convenience items, including the following:

  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • Power steering
  • Power antenna
  • 4-wheel power disk brakes
  • AM/FM stereo cassette with audio power boost
  • Rally gauge cluster with tachometer & clock
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning

All power options work as they should, with the exception of the air conditioning.

Under the hood you will find a 4.9 Liter turbocharged V-8 engine, generating an impressive 210 horsepower and 345 lbs-ft. of torque at 2,000 RPM.  The powerplant is mated to a TH350 non-lockup three speed automatic transmission and 3.08 rear end.  Factory performance enhancements include the following:

  • Beefier block
  • Sturdier crank with pressure-treated fillers
  • Mild cam
  • 60 PSI oil pump & baffled pan
  • 800 CFM Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor
  • Closed loop electronic spark controller

This car also benefits from new brakes and brake calipers, a new gas tank, a rebuilt carburetor, and other recent maintenance.  Showing 22,200 miles on the odometer, this car runs and drives as well as it looks.

One item of note is that minor imperfections in this car’s driver quality paint do not detract from the overall appearance of the car.

If an extremely rare and fun to drive muscle car is what you desire, this 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car is for you!