A National Firebird and Trans Am Club
car is the 84 Trans Am
"Phoenix" of Sussie Due. Here is her story:
I always wanted a Trans
Am and decided I was not getting younger so it was
time to get my dream car. I found this one on Craig’s List. It had been living
in a well kept barn for 6 years. The owner had decided that a Corvette was
better (How little does his know). Cosmetically it was a beauty. Mechanically?
Well it had been sitting for six years, what can you expect? Almost exactly one
year and $17,000 later, not including the $3000 purchase price, this car is a
piece of art now mechanically as well as cosmetically.
The 350 engine the original owner had put in it
after his daughter blew the 305 had to be rebuilt. By the time the block was
saved it ended up being bored out to a 355. Then my mechanic went above and
beyond the rebuilt by adding a roller cam, roller tip rocker arms and topping it
off with an Edelbrock 600 cfm carburetor.
We also added a custom made aluminum drive shaft and many other high performance
parts. This car turns heads and is actually requested at some of our local
events. All 6 of my vehicles have names. I named this one Phoenix because he
rose again. My new project is a 1982 Trans Am that I am turning into "K.I.T.T."