1989 Pontiac Trans Am INDY 500 FESTIVAL

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Pontiac Trans Am

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Country:   USA
Region:   MI
City:   Warren city
Zip:   48088
Body Style:   Coupe
Year:   1989
Mileage:   9450 Miles
Transmission:   Automatic
Fuel:   Gasoline
Doors:   2
Color:   White
Condition:   Used

Year : 1989
Make : Pontiac
Model : Trans Am
Engine : V6 TURBO
Drive Type : RWD
Mileage : 9450
Sub Model : #91
Exterior Color : White
Interior Color : Tan
Number of Cylinders : 6
Transmission : Automatic
Body Type : Coupe
Options : Cassette Player, T-Tops
Power Options : Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel Type : Gasoline
Drive Side : Left-hand drive
Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

The 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am had the honor of being selected as the Official Pace Car of the 73rd Indianapolis 500, held on May 28, 1989. The three cars which did pace car duty were the first in the history of the Indianapolis 500 to do so with no performance modifications whatsoever. The only changes to the car were the usual safety equipment required by Indianapolis Motor Speedway (including a five-point seat belt harness), pace car lighting, and television-related equipment.

Strobe lights were installed into the front fog lights, front turn signals, and side marker lights. An additional set of strobes was inserted into the space between the spoiler and decklid. The rear windows were changed to ones with no defogger grid, so the rear-facing ABC television camera would have a clear view of the track behind.

In addition to three pace cars, an additional 162 "Festival" TTAs were at Indy for VIP and parade duty. All of the cars at Indy, including the three pace cars, had T-tops and cloth interiors.

Approximately one hundred festival cars were sold to GM employees at the fixed price of $25,854.83. It was not a raffle, an interested employee simply had to fill out a form indicating they wanted the car at that price. Price was non-negotiable, and there was no choice of car. These buyers received cars with anywhere from a few hundred to 7,000 miles on them.

As for the three pace cars, one now resides in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, another is in the Pontiac collection, and one was presented to race winner Emerson Fittipaldi. Emerson loves his Turbo TA, when asked about it he grinned "It's a FAST car!"

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  Cassette Player
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