Welcome to wheels, Mohammed! We have seen some lovely Trans Ams over the years but your 1980 Turbo Indy Pace Car is absolutely fabulous! Where did you find this?

First of all, thank you for featuring me in wheels magazine! Well, I found this car in Canada and had it imported to the UAE. Since distance in Canada is measured in meters and kilometres, this car’s speedometer shows both KM and Miles and speaking of which, it only has 52,000km on the clock. I am only the third owner and it has been mine for the last three years now. After I sold my 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, I was searching for another classic car and when the chance came to buy this I did not hesitate. I was very attracted to it especially since my first car was a 1989 Trans Am GTA. I guess Pontiac Firebirds are in my blood!

This one is very rare, Pontiac only made 5,700 of these and there can’t be that many survivors left in immaculate condition like yours…

Yes, it is true, they only made 5,700 of these and they are very rare to find in this condition. Even though it is almost 40 years old, everything in my car works — even the turbo works perfectly with the original 301 V8 — and it is not often you’ll find a turbo in working condition in older cars!

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