The third-generation Pontiac Firebird may not be the most sought after of Firebirds, but nonetheless, it’s a piece of Pontiac’s now distant vehicle history.
Throughout the third-generation Firebird’s lifetime, a few special editions graced the sheetmetal, like the Firebird Trans Am GTA among others. However, there isn’t one quite as special as the Firebird Firehawk.
The Firehawk hails from Street Legal Performance (SLP), responsible for factory-modified GM vehicles. Through the third-generation of Pontiac Firebird, only 25 Firehawks were ever produced. However, this particular Firehawk is even more special.
This 1991 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk is outfitted with the competition package, which added a 6-point rollbar, Simpson 5-point racing harnesses, Recaro racing seats, four-piston Brembo front brake calipers, 13-inch crossed drilled rotors and an aluminum hood. SLP also ripped out the old gearbox and installed a six-speed ZF manual transmission. All said and done, the Firebird Firehawk competition package scurried down the quarter mile in 13.2 seconds. Not bad for the early 1990s.
The price tag is a hard one to swallow, though. Currently, the car is being offered at $89,900 through Legendary Motor Cars. That’s a chunk of change for a car that comes from an incredibly undervalued era of muscle cars. However, it could end up being a hell of an investment.