1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA 5.0 TPI from North America
Good bang for the buck
Rear spoiler has cracked.
I have not seen another car the same as this one yet. Red car, gold rims and decals, nine bolt rear end, t-5 trains, t-tops, and 5.0 engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2001
7th Feb 2001, 10:35
I have a 1987 Trans Am GTA also. I love it. It doesn't have T-tops, and I am glad, because they always leak. You say yours has a 5.0. A GTA comes stock with a 5.7L 350 tpi. Mine is burgundy, and the spoiler is also cracked.
26th Feb 2001, 19:26
The GTA did come with a 5.0 and a 5 speed, can't get the 5.7 with a stick, the tranny can't handle the power. The smaller motor with manual transmission is actually almost as fast as the larger 5.7 liter. I had an '87 with a 5.7 liter. T-tops came with a few 5.7's, but not a good idea to get one as the body flex is too great. These are great cars! I only wish I still had mine!!!!!
20th Mar 2001, 16:50
I own a red with grey 87 firebird, not a GTA, but find that the 5.0/5 speed definately keeps up and outperforms some GTA's with a performance chip and racing suspension added. I'm the 2nd owner and its still under 60000 miles. This car runs great! I wouldn't trade it for my life!!!
9th Apr 2001, 02:20
I have a 1987 GTA and I never saw any 305 keep up with the 350. Would never let the car go. Will be worth great money and are lots of fun!!!
19th Jun 2007, 21:52
I have a 87 trans am G T A 5.7 fuel injection would like to know the horse power, Does anybody know.
27th Jun 2007, 05:53
Just bought a 1987 gta. with the 5.7. Does anyone know if they put the steering wheel with remote controls for the radio in any of the 87 gta's. mine has it and am not sure if it is stock, or a replacement. Thanks.
3rd Jul 2007, 23:29
I've got a bright red '87 Trans Am GTA with a 5.7L 350 out of a Camaro IROC-Z and a TH-700 tranny; after market t-tops that DO NOT leak...yet. Wish they were factory t-tops and that it wasn't an automatic. Needs new paint: front end is primer b/c the prior owner put flames on it, but didn't like 'em, clearcoat is starting to chip. Needs some electrical work...bummer. Fastest car in school I'll say that much