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Fire Am - Looking For One To Purchase

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I've owned numerous Trans Ams, but I'm looking for a Fire Am to purchase.

I believe they were manufactured from around '78 - '81, but not 100% sure regarding the exact years.

Does anyone know the best place for me to look for these listings, or know of a contact?

I'm not having much luck locating anything at all, but especially in white, which seems to be rare.

Thx for any help!
 
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Yep, I'm finding that out, unfortunately. It took me 30 years to find the '69 Vette I was looking for, and it seems this is just as difficult.

O' well, I got until I kick the bucket. Lol.
 
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I've owned numerous Trans Ams, but I'm looking for a Fire Am to purchase.

I believe they were manufactured from around '78 - '81, but not 100% sure regarding the exact years.

Does anyone know the best place for me to look for these listings, or know of a contact?

I'm not having much luck locating anything at all, but especially in white, which seems to be rare.

Thx for any help!
I have a 79 trans am down to original metal no rust .

It's been stored indoors and in addition to the complete car have parts to replicate the bandit car.

I'm needing to sell this car.

Any advice in Iowa.

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I've owned numerous Trans Ams, but I'm looking for a Fire Am to purchase.

I believe they were manufactured from around '78 - '81, but not 100% sure regarding the exact years.

Does anyone know the best place for me to look for these listings, or know of a contact?

I'm not having much luck locating anything at all, but especially in white, which seems to be rare.

Thx for any help!
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I actually have a white Fire Am, and I can confirm, VSE offered the kits and Fire Am package through dealers and Herb Adams shop between 1976-1981.

There were estimated to be around 200 of them made between them (not per year!).

Many, many of them were destroyed as they were pretty aggressive race cars.

I currently run the registry for the current Fire Ams still around today, and there are currently ~20 Fire Ams still left.

My Fire Am is a factory 1979 WS6/W72 car, equipped with all VSE Stage I options, most Stage II and a few Stage III, and it is a factory Cameo White with Carmine Red interior.

It has a VSE Doug Nash 4+1 transmission, and after months of investigative work, I got the original driveline back together with the car.

I found mine on Craiglist about 2-3 years ago for $800!

A member was selling his 1976 VSE Fire Am a few months back for around $50,000+, and I'm not sure if that had since sold.

Finding a genuine original is very difficult, as it is tough to get documentation for them.

I'm sure there has to be a dozen or so of them still out there in good condition that hasn't been found, but hard to tell a standard T/A apart from a Fire Am without decals.

Many F/A's that were documented and were in magazines have since gone missing over the years or have ended up in junkyards.
 
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I've owned numerous Trans Ams, but I'm looking for a Fire Am to purchase.

I believe they were manufactured from around '78 - '81, but not 100% sure regarding the exact years.

Does anyone know the best place for me to look for these listings, or know of a contact?

I'm not having much luck locating anything at all, but especially in white, which seems to be rare.

Thx for any help!
I have a black '78 in darn near perfect shape.

It's a hardtop.

The suspension could use some work and the tranny is leaking a tiny bit.

Pictures are on google photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/RuAjr7mdF3hfB8bo7
 
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I have a black '78 in darn near perfect shape.

It's a hardtop.

The suspension could use some work and the tranny is leaking a tiny bit.

Pictures are on google photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/RuAjr7mdF3hfB8bo7
A Fire Am and a Trans Am are two different things, all the cars above are just regular T/A's.

Say, looking at your interior, is your car a Y81 Special Edition? Or has all that stuff been swapped in?
 
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A Fire Am and a Trans Am are two different things, all the cars above are just regular T/A's.

Say, looking at your interior, is your car a Y81 Special Edition? Or has all that stuff been swapped in?
For whatever reason, I didn't notice it said "Fire Am" and not "Trans Am." I must've just focused on the "AM" part of the equation. I don't believe the parts have been swapped in. Previous to this, I wasn't even aware of the Y81 Special Edition. Now, I will research it. Do you have any hints to help?
 
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For whatever reason, I didn't notice it said "Fire Am" and not "Trans Am." I must've just focused on the "AM" part of the equation. I don't believe the parts have been swapped in. Previous to this, I wasn't even aware of the Y81 Special Edition. Now, I will research it. Do you have any hints to help?
The only way to prove this is to order PHS to find out how your car was ordered factory.

Y81 is the special edition code for people who wanted the Y82 SE minus the T-Tops.

Here is a link to check: http://www.phs-online.com/
 
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