This Weird 1980 Trans Am Turbo Was the Last Breath of the Muscle Car Era

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    This Weird 1980 Trans Am Turbo Was the Last Breath of the Muscle Car Era


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    Re: This Weird 1980 Trans Am Turbo Was the Last Breath of the Muscle Car Era

    That's a great looking car minus all the text on the doors! I do wonder why it's sitting so high though.

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    Re: This Weird 1980 Trans Am Turbo Was the Last Breath of the Muscle Car Era

    I was never a huge fan of those wheels that debuted on the 10th Anniversary model but outside of that I love those cars. The turbo cars were interesting. I wonder what was faster in '80? A Turbo 4.9 T/A or a '80 350 cid Z28?
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    Re: This Weird 1980 Trans Am Turbo Was the Last Breath of the Muscle Car Era

    Nice cars but that 4.9 engine was junk! Chevy had the turbo in the Monte around then too.
    But it was a Buick v-6 not a v-8 like the T/A.
    SP I notice that hi-boy stance too!
    Last edited by sonjaab; 10-17-2018 at 10:13 AM.

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