Before the Pontiac brand was discontinued, its motto was "We build excitement." This 1995 Pontiac Firebird certainly backs up that claim at the start, and then ups the ante from there, nabbing its Firehawk moniker by virtue of an aftermarket session at renowned performance experts Street Legal Performance (SLP), evidence of which can be seen via Chief Engineer's signature under its hood. A veritable '90s era museum piece with just over 2200 actual miles behind it (not a misprint), it's an unusually well-configured, '90s-era muscle car poised to provide its next owner years of high-powered, open motoring exhilaration.
Black cars are a sort of "high-risk/high reward" proposition, as blemishes and incidental evidence of wear can elevate the former over the latter and make imperfections all the more obvious, but there are no such concerns with this Firebird. Almost certainly having spent its life safely sheltered in a garage, it's sporting a coat of black paint that looks especially nice, not even showing the common swirl marks so often the evidence of overzealous detailing. From all angles, it's just a great-looking car - plenty of flash and yet still refined, with every curve and contour well-placed. You can see the engineering attention that must have gone into this model before it rolled out, as it looks like it would cut through headwinds like a knife even when standing still. Even the long scoop rising from the center of the hood has a taper to it to minimize drag. It sits fittingly low to the ground, with an aerodynamic profile that's accentuated by the sharp angle of its windshield and a taper that elevates gracefully from front to back.
Just as you'd hope for in a car that's logged so few miles, the gray interior is in super clean shape. It's easy to picture yourself carving turns on a starry night with the top down, but on those occasions when you're looking for a little more protection from the elements, the power convertible top raises without incident and sits nice and tight to the windshield, minimizing wind noise. The leather buckets up front show very little wear and look very supportive, with deep bolstering. In contrast to most cars, the bench seat in back also looks as if it was designed to hold its occupants in place. Well-equipped with a variety of convenience features, this Firehawk comes with a host of convenience options that make for a comfortable driving experience. The A/C is blowing strong and cold, the steering column has plenty of tilt to accommodate drivers of all shapes and sizes and the power windows roll up and down without a hitch. An especially nice feature for a convertible is the rear window defogger - it's great to have on cold mornings when you first hit the road.
This Pontiac excels as far as having the "go" to match its considerable "show." Underneath that sloping hood with its long scoop sits a 5.7 ltr fuel-injected LT-1 engine that's paired with a 6-speed manual transmission - one of only 61 Pontiac convertibles equipped this way the year this droptop came out. Configured with a light clutch and short throw Hurst shifter, quick shifts come easily and those close gear intervals make this Pontiac a scorcher as far as acceleration is concerned. Featuring power disc brakes at all four corners, this car has you well-covered when it comes time to stop.
Looking for a unique, modern-era muscle car that is surely collector grade, with documentation that includes the original window sticker, original dealer invoice and bill of sale? Check out this 1995 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk. Call today!