1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1LE

$35,900

Body Color
White
Stock
21GKM233
Vin
1G2FW23F0ML201197
KM
56,232
Engine Size
5.0L V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
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Body Color
White
Stock
21GKM233
Vin
1G2FW23F0ML201197
KM
56,232
Engine Size
5.0L V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote
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One of 23

White
Gray
5.0L V8
5 Speed Manual

1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1LE

- One of 23: R7U Canadian Player's Challenge Car
- 35k Miles (56k Kilometers Shown)
- 1LE Performance Package
- 5.0L V8
- 5 Speed Manual Gearbox
- GM Canada Documentation and PHS Letter

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1LE on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the Trans Am 1LE's accident-and-damage-free, very-low-mileage Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“A rare example of GM's Road-Race Option” - Hemmings, November 2006

Hemmings told the Trans Am 1LE story: “…when Pontiac built the 1LE cars, the Camaro also came with this option, and it included four-wheel disc brakes sourced from the Corvette, an aluminum driveshaft and spare tire, baffled fuel tank, specific rate shocks and springs and thicker anti-roll bars. Most importantly, air conditioning was not available. That was GM's way of limiting 1LE sales to serious road racers.”

Hagerty Media added this: “Although the 1LE option code is most associated with Chevy's Camaro, Pontiac also sold Firebirds with the 1LE package, and it was available for the first time on the 1988 Formula and Trans Am. Just as on the IROC-Z Camaro, 1LE set up the Firebird for SCCA Showroom Stock racing and included larger brakes, stiffer suspension, a lighter aluminum driveshaft, fuel tank baffling to prevent fuel starvation during hard cornering, and other modifications. It was available with the 350/auto or 305/manual powertrains and air conditioning was (supposedly) not offered because these cars were supposedly headed for the racetrack. The 1LE Firebird is extremely rare and many didn't survive the perils of competition.”

Offered here is a 1991 Pontiac Trans Am 1LE (code R7U) in Arctic White (10) over Gray Custom Cloth (82C). This purpose-built Trans Am was one of just 23 crafted by General Motors to compete in the Canadian Player's Challenge Series (similar to Showroom Stock in the U.S.—for more details on the race series, clip and paste the following link in your device's browser: http://www.playerschallengeseries.ca/First.htm). The car's history and build data is very well-documented. Built in Van Nuys, California and delivered to its first owner at Brian Finch Pontiac Buick, Ltd. In London, Ontario, on July 16, 1991, the 1LE's odometer now reads 56,232 kilometers, roughly 35,000 miles, or fewer than 1,200 miles per-year since new. A full list of the car's options and equipment is included on the GM Canada build sheet included in the gallery.

The car's exterior Arctic White paint retains a near-new appearance overall. Minor flaws include dings on the nose, and a scrape on the back edge of the driver's door. Body-panel fit is excellent, and the sheet metal is free of damage, with the exception of a minor dent on the right-front fender. (To best assess the paint-and-body condition, be sure to view close-up photos of the car included in the gallery.) The lower-front aero “wings”, hood louvers, racing-style side mirrors, and rear-deck spoiler are all in pristine condition. Cabin glass—including the large, tinted hatch window—is clear and free of cracks or other damage. Lighting lenses—including the dark-tinted, full-width taillight trim—is similarly without flaw. BBS®-style, black, 16-inch aluminum wheels (with polished lips) are wrapped in BFGoodrich® g-force performance tires.

Inside, the gray color theme plays out on the vertically pleated, gray fabric seat upholstery, two-tone gray door trim, gray lap-and-shoulder belts, and gray cabin-and-cargo-area carpeting. The dashboard, console, and steering wheel are black. Surface condition of the soft and hard surfaces in the cabin is uniformly excellent; there is virtually no sign of significant wear, and absolutely no damage. Driver-focused instrumentation includes the four-large-opening gauges for (l to r) kilometer-reading speedometer, tachometer with 5,500-rpm redline, combination fuel-level and engine-electrical output gauge, and combination oil-and-water temperature gauge. The lower dash and console are accented with tattersall-pattern trim. The black-leather-trimmed shift lever for the 5-speed manual transmission is mounted on the console forward of the power-window and door-lock controls. An orange Firebird graphic faces the front passenger.

Under the hood, the 5-liter, 230-horsepower, High-Performance (1LE spec), Tuned Port V8 and all components retain their original surface condition for an impressive display. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and shows no signs of damage as might be the case from overly aggressive driving styles or track use. There is light surface rust present on some untreated metal. Disc brakes, the large front anti-sway bar, limited-slip rear differential, and proper low-restriction exhaust routing are all focal points.

The car's original data and identification tags remain as mounted at the factory. Its original owner's manual is included in the sale, as is a Pontiac Historical Society letter on the car, and full Canada-U.S. import documentation.

While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '91 Trans Am 1LE's in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

This is a special opportunity to acquire a very rare, factory-spec'd-and-built, legitimate “showroom stock,” historically significant race car. We know we've never seen one like it in person before, and we doubt we'll ever get to see another.

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