Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am/GTO 1964-1989 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers


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2021 Market Review - Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am/GTO 1964-1989

Asking prices for early Firebirds have followed the lead of physically similar Camaros, with some fixed roof cars offered at more than $80,000 and convertibles at a more appealing $65,000.

Firebirds built after 1970 gained weight and needed more power to maintain performance – in some cases becoming Trans Ams with the huge 455 cubic inch (7.4-litre) V8.

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Cars like the black Trans Am immortalized in a well-known film are becoming more costly but most in our market aren’t good enough to justify $60,000. More viable and affordable are 1980s cars and especially the 5.7-litre GTA, which in excellent condition remains below $30,000.

Pontiac’s GTO launched the muscle car concept and early examples will justify prices in the $70-80,000 bracket. Later, bulkier models cost less.

Firebird Coupe 1967-70 $73,110 [9]

Firebird Conv. $66,300 [5]

Firebird/Trans Am 1971-74 $47,750 [6]

Firebird/Trans Am 1975-81 $62,380 [13]

Firebird/Trans Am 1982-89 $23,275 [9]

Firebird GTA 1987-89 $20,450 [2]

GTO 1964-67 $82,500 [2]

GTO 1968-72 $72,250 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

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From Unique Cars #460, Dec 2021

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