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> FS: 2001 Trans Am WS6, Perhaps the nicest TA for sale on FRRAX ever, reduced 27k (July2)
SuperMacGuy
post May 11 2022, 01:16 AM
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NO LONGER FOR SALE (as of July 4, 2022, decided to keep it) but if you are honestly interested, contact me, I may be open to offers in the future.

Photos (127) & video at: http://www.paveglio.com/TAsell/

Contact me at pavegliochris@gmail.com

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This TA is both a looker and a mover. Immaculately kept clean and detailed to showroom quality every fall (garaged over winter) - it looks as good as brand new. But also mild upgrades and modifications to make it handle amazingly well. 353hp and 366lb/ft at the wheels. This car gets heads turned, positive comments from adults, and stares from little kids like they're seeing the Batmobile.

2 Owner car, currently 66,000 miles; Black with charcoal interior, WS-6 Ram Air, 6 speed manual, T-Tops, CD, PW, PS, PB, AC, Traction Control, ABS 4-ch, Leather, Monsoon stereo 10-speaker, 17x9 Firehawk chrome wheels. PA inspection through June 2023.

Documentation of *everything* - every part or modification has photos, receipts are scanned, and a database kept of every service, modification, or repair (during my ownership). Database with 370+ entries; 1200 photos categorized with comments, 300 PDFs of receipts & technical documents. Over 4GB of data. Every physical paper (hundreds), instruction pages, my own notes/diagrams, plus Pontiac flyers and sales books, and full factory service manuals.

[price TBD in the future]

Modified/Additional parts

Suspension:

KONI yellow sport adjustable shocks
Strano 36mm front sway bar
Strano lowering springs
Watts Link, Fays2
Brembo Cadillac ATS (C7 base) 4 piston calipers
12.6 inch front brake rotors
Rocketman adapters with C5 SKF-Xtracker front wheel hubs (will never need replaced/serviced)
Stainless brake lines
Custom brake duct 2.5" adapters
Replaced power steering cooler in radiator hose with external cooler
Turn 1 power steering pump and pulley
Welded/boxed rear LCAs
Strano brake MC brace
UMI strut tower brace
ARP wheel studs
Boxed/welded front sway bar brackets
Spohn subframe connectors, welded

Engine/drivetrain:

Professionally dyno and road tuned by Jeremy at FasterProms - 353hp and 366lb/ft at the wheels
LS6 intake manifold (from factory)
Monster stage 2 dual plate lightweight clutch (LT1-S)
TR6060 RSG "Tranzilla" transmission
Kooks long tube headers (coated) with cats & y-pipe
SLP Loudmouth 2 stainless exhaust
Headman exhaust tips
Texas Speed airlid with K&N filter
MAF de-screened
LS6 valley cover with breather
RXSpeedworks catch can
MightyMouse gen 3 catch can
Lightweight battery
Throttle body coolant bypass
Canton Accusump with electric valve and override switch (always starts with oil pressure)
Eaton Tru-Trac LSD differential
EGR/AIR system removed
Heat blanket on starter and other parts

Electrical/Lighting:

HID Low Beam headlight conversion
PIAA 55w driving lights with LED accents
Side-angle facing fog lights
Side fender marker/turn signal lights
Headlight gears replaced with brass
Woofers replaced (CDT Audio)

Interior:

Sparco Evo race seat on slider with custom seatbelt loop (original seat included)
Extended gas pedal
Tilt steering column pins fixed (no play)

Exterior:

Stone guards on wheel wells
PPF on lower door, rocker panels, and vents, and headlight covers
Regularly waxed, and now ceramic coated
Rear fenders rolled

Included/Additional Parts or Original Parts

Original Pontiac Speedline fat spoke wheels 17x9
Firehawk 17x9 chrome wheels (very rare!) with 275 tires (on car)
Wheel spacers 1/2 inch
Strano 22mm rear sway bar
Front air dam with custom fiberglass air ducts for brakes, 2.5 inch hose
EGR/AIR system hoses and pump
Original fog lights
Spare coolant overflow tank
Spare t-tops (some scratches)
Spare GM rear axles with 4-ch ABS rings
Extra ABS rings
Passenger Sparco seat mounting base
SLP Switch for fan override
Original steering pump
Original springs
LT1 rear spring isolators
Accusump parts
Side vent grilles
Window switch
Fog light switch
TC plate switch
WS6 emblem
Sway bar bushings
Original exhaust tips (singles)
Front wheel well liners
Spare HID bulbs and ballasts
A collection of other spare/replacement/old parts

Documentation:

4+ GB of data: DVD (or thumb drive) of all documentation images (1200)
database file in FileMakerPro (also exported to Excel, CSV formats)
PDF documents of scanned receipts, saved web pages, forum discussions, drawings, etc
All original receipts & paperwork, over 200 pages
Dealer sales brochures & magazines from the time
Factory service manuals including T56 transmission manual (5 books total)
Original owner's manual

Not 100% perfect:

Car was in an accident by the first owner. Minor front right hit and right rear fender. The front bumper cover has a very small rip and some rash at the very bottom edge. You have to be laying on the ground to see it.
The rear fender was re-repainted in 2016 professionally.
The B pillar/sail panel had the "glue spots" issue and was replaced with a reproduction fiberglass piece in 2016.
Because of the Brembo front calipers, the spare tire won't fit on the front wheels, and not recommended on the rear because of the limited slip diff
Small abrasion at gas pedal on the carpet.
The drive side inner door panel has "the crack" (known issue on many f-bodies)
A few scratches on T-Top glass


NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
18x11 Forgestar F14 wheels with BFG Rival tires, 315/30r18 (about 1/2 tread)
Sparco race seat, brackets, and hardware
We can make a deal if you are interested in these.


About this Trans Am:

Every modification was made with care to make it appear as factory-like as possible. No bright colors used in the engine bay or suspension parts. Any holes were carefully considered before drilling, and the reversal of mods was considered. To a non-expert this car might appear completely stock.

Every year I spent a full 2 days detailing and cleaning the car before winter hibernation. Engine and parts were air-blown, wiped down; wheels cleaned individually off-car; suspension parts wiped/cleaned; underbody wiped down. Interior air blown, vacuumed, wiped, cleaned, leather conditioner applied, vacuumed again. Body washed, all door sills cleaned, body clay bar'd when needed, waxed heavily; and most recently several coats of Optimum Polymer Tech Gloss-Coat and Seal-Coat. Glass cleaned inside and out thoroughly with clean towels. Sometimes Rain-X used.

This car has been only driven on nice days, except for a few times in 19 years - perhaps 10 - when it was unavoidably rained on. It has never been driven in snow in my ownership and not even on roads until any salt has been washed away by rain. From November thru March/April it has stayed inside and only been started up 1x a month to run for at least 20 minutes to -fully- warm up and exercise the engine, trans, AC unit, radio, windows, etc. It almost never has sat outside overnight, always garaged. There is no body or frame rust on this car (the axle has typical surface rust).

Tuned and runs strong to 6000RPM, 353hp and 366lb/ft at the wheels by Jeremy at FasterProms, in person on dyno and on-road. Sounds fantastic at full power, and has gotten multiple compliments on how good it sounds. No drone, can be quiet enough at low RPM or cruising speeds. Sounds fantastic when it rips up to 5500rpm.

Mobil 1 oil always used. About every 2 years oil analysis has been sent to Blackstone - every time it comes back with practically perfect ratings, thanks to the Accusump reducing wear.

This car looks as good as factory new. In the sun its paint is clear and far better than average for swirls or marks for a 20 year old car. All the rubber seals are in good shape. The T-Tops work perfectly, no leaks (although again not driven in rain). You definitely will get random people saying "nice car", and you'll continually look at it for how great it looks in your driveway or at a show, or at a race event. Little kids will see it and stop in their tracks to stare (it's pretty fun). Adults ask what it is and are amazed how great it looks for 20 years. It literally looks factory new from 10 feet away. I know, and you might notice, some minor imperfections, but onlookers will not. I have taken great care to not over-polish the car to keep the clear coat intact. It's only been heavily polished to reduce swirls maybe 2-3 times ever. Regular waxing (overwaxing) kept the dirt at bay, and washing was always done carefully with the newest of microfiber wash mitts. Care taken to dry right away and reduce water spots. To be clear, this car looks extremely good but it is not perfect, there are little stone chips and little scratches.

No description of this car is complete without acknowledging its autocross history. This car has been autocrossed regularly for 17 years of competition, about 10-14 events per year in the local areas. In the right hands, it is very fast. It doesn't have a cam or heads, but has an appropriate amount of power in the stock engine. It has been driven to events, up to 3 hours away. It has hit cones at events. There are some very minor scuffs on the front I can point out, there are more cone scuffs along the doors and door sills, most of which are not very noticeable, and most of the cone material has been cleaned, and now there is clear paint protection film on those areas to reduce cone scuffs on the actual paint. The wheel well areas have some stone pitting.

You might wonder why it doesn't have aftermarket front or rear suspension arms, torque are, K member or things like that. Our local National SCCA autocross champion Sam Strano built his business on suspension tuning F-bodies, and he'll tell you many parts don't matter to make an F-body faster. The right shocks, springs, sway bars, and watts link are all that's needed. New control arms won't make this car faster. You don't need to change parts on this car to make it faster, in fact I'd recommend you leave it just as-is.

The time has come and I'm moving on to another car after almost 20 years. Whether cruising on a summer's day or night, or corner carving, this car will bring you a lot of joy and fun and good times, as it has for me. I realized I might not own this forever, and wanted to always keep it in tip top condition for myself, and with a thought that whoever has it after me would appreciate it kept carefully and considerately. This is a car everyone will respect as a true perfect example of the pinnacle of Pontiac before the end of the 4th gen F-body. I've said this car gives a lot of Smiles per gallon. I will be happy to spend as much time with the new owner as desired to go over every aspect of every part/modification of the car.

You might wonder why it's worth this - this car is so nice you could easily take it to car shows. But it's got enough miles you don't have to be scared to actually drive it and put more miles on it - it's not some ridiculously low mileage museum car. It's meant to make you happy driving it, without having mileage guilt.

Price includes everything listed and some minor items not listed.



Located in State College, Pennsylvania

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post May 11 2022, 11:45 AM
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Incredible car - good luck with the sale
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post Jun 7 2022, 03:08 AM
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Lowered price, removed 18x11s and race seat and hardware from package.
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