Pontiac Firebird/Trans AM 1967-99 - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Looking for a keeper? Check out the early Firebirds

Pontiac Firebird/Trans AM 1967-99

Market movements traditionally have little effect on the prices being paid for pre-1974  Firebirds or even the early and scarce Trans Am.

The only version that in recent months has enjoyed a noticeable lift in average price is the late-1980s GTA; more than half the cars in our sample priced at $30,000 or above.

Late-1990s Firebirds are holding their value as well and that’s surprising given they are a little bland.

Not bland at all are 1970s ‘Bandit’ shape cars with Trans Am or Firebird badging and engines up to 7.4 litres. At around $35,000 they still offer good value.

Early Firebird convertibles which ceased production in 1970 are worth a look as long term keepers. 

Coupe 1967-70 $36,240 [7] 

Convertible $47,980 [6]

Coupe 1971-81 $31,200 [22] 

Coupe 1982-89 $17,925 [17]

GTA 1987-89 $30,300 [8] 

Coupe 1994-99 $25,300 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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