Back in the mid-1980s, General Motors decided it needed a competitor to high-priced exotics from Ferrari and Lamborghini, and commissioned Knudsen Automotive to produce a vehicle based of the third-gen GM F-Body platform. The result was the Firebird-based Pontiac Tojan, of which only a handful were built. Today, one of these examples is currently posted for auction online.
Up for grabs on Bring a Trailer, this 1987 Tojan boasts a clean Ohio title, and only 41,000 miles on the odometer. A clean Carfax report demonstrates that this unique vehicle hasn’t been damaged nor been involved in any accident, and has spent some time in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of this Tojan is the bodywork, as it almost looks as though it’s wearing an aftermarket body kit. In actuality, this is an official GM product. Designed by Harry Bradley, the Tojan features flared fiberglass bodywork with vented front fenders, pop-up headlamps, and integrated fog lights. Although this particular unit left Knudsen Automotive’s Nebraska facility with a two-tone black and silver paint job, it now boasts an all-black color scheme.
From factory, this unit was equipped with the WS6 performance suspension package, and now wears polished 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with unique Tojan center caps. Disc brakes can be found at all four corners.
Moving to the interior, we find a Carmine Red leather interior colorway, along with Recaro front bucket seats that have “Tojan by Recaro” embroidered in gold. Burled walnut accenting adorns the dashboard and center stack, while a Tojan logo can be spotted on the passenger’s side of the dash.
Some amenities include a Kenwood AM/FM stereo, trunk-mounted Rockford Fosgate subwoofer and amplifiers, air conditioning, cruise control, and power windows, mirrors, and door locks.
Under the hood lies the naturally aspirated 5.7L V8 L98 gasoline engine, which powers the rear wheels through the GM four-speed automatic transmission. Notably, the seller claims that this Tojan received an oil change in preparation for the auction.
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