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1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in The Hitcher, Movie, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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hiergehts CH

2007-05-06 20:56

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1979-81

Gliffhanger NL

2007-06-06 17:39

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carfan wrote Bandit style.


well....its not the style from the bandit, it was standard on the Trans Am. *not with all of them*

flyboy PR

2007-06-22 00:17

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With a shaker hood scoop yay and i hope its got the 6.6L 400ci or 403ci V8 under the hood.

But the Bandit drove a 1980 Trans-Am 4.9L 301ci turbo V8 and it does not have a shaker hood scoop.

transam US

2008-04-07 14:57

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1980. GM didn't offer a shaker in 1981, and those wheels were available on 2 models: 1980, 1979 10th Annaversary. I own a trans am. I would know.

ecclefechan SX

2008-06-01 15:28

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I remember a scene where this pushes a Crown Victoria for some distance sideways until it ends up rolling, which looked ridiculous as I have severe doubts that a lighter and smaller car like this could push a heavy vehicle like a Crown Victoria unless vital components had been removed to reduce the weight. Did anybody else see this and think the same?

carfan US

2008-08-22 04:53

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Gliffhanger wrote

well....its not the style from the bandit, it was standard on the Trans Am. *not with all of them*

I know that. I was saying that it looks alot like the Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit II.

blk95ta US

2009-02-24 01:23

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actually GM did offer a shaker on 80/81 T/A's without the turbo.

speaking of the bandit, here's a pretty funny movie spoof someone has put together on youtube.

the hitcher and the bandit. it splices the 2 movies together making it look like burt reynolds is the bad guy driving the T/A.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OYtdQob5Xc

zero06 US

2009-03-07 20:32

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transam wrote 1980. GM didn't offer a shaker in 1981, and those wheels were available on 2 models: 1980, 1979 10th Annaversary. I own a trans am. I would know.

well obviously owning a trans am doesnt magically give you that knowledge, because I own a 1981 trans am with a factory shaker and the "turbo rims". i have the original build sheet to prove it too. the turbo rims were offered on all the ws6 cars for 1980 and 81 as well as the 79 10th ann. you cant go to a swap meet without tripping over a set of those rims. the shaker came on all the w72 code cars, meaning all the cars with the m22 4 speed. back in 79 w72 meant the PONTIAC 400+"6X"heads+4 speed as apposed to the oldsmobile 403+automatic. in 1980 and 1981 the w72 cars were extreamly rare and came with a chevy 305 due to emissions laws. please dont act like you know something until youve really researched it, you look like an ass otherwise.

Skid US

2009-04-10 17:53

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ecclefechan wrote I remember a scene where this pushes a Crown Victoria for some distance sideways until it ends up rolling, which looked ridiculous as I have severe doubts that a lighter and smaller car like this could push a heavy vehicle like a Crown Victoria unless vital components had been removed to reduce the weight. Did anybody else see this and think the same?


There isn't a significant weight difference. The Trans Am would only be 300-400 pounds lighter than the Crown Vic, if even that.

Furthermore, this manuever, known in police circles as the PIT manuever, uses lateral momentum against the rear of the vehicle, which is generally the lightest part. I've seen videos of Crown Vics pulling this move successfully on larger, much heavier vehicles like box vans.

bandit327 US

2009-06-23 20:45

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the shaker was first offered on the 70 t/a and carried over til 81.this car is an 81 trans am as 1980 was the last trans am that came with the 5 color bird and 81 t/a was the first year they used the 1 color bird(stencil look) LOOK AT THE PICS AND THE MOVIE ITS A 1 COLOR BIRD,also in 81 if you had tan interior u got the dark bown dash and 80 was the last year u could get the matching tan dash once again look at the movie and the pics.the bandit never drove a 81 trans am he drove a 77 in part 1 a 80 turbo t/a in part 2 and a 83 in part 3.

CRAFT372 US

2009-10-02 13:22

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Man that clip was just awsome and i dont believe that YouTube has not delited it yeat and that good old Pontiac Trans Am was just awsome i cant believe that they dont built those enymore

autopattte CA

2009-10-31 06:42

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was that a standard or automatic just curious

bandit327 US

2010-03-09 19:49

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auto 4.9 301 in hitcher

jesterfan US

2010-08-01 01:12

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would look nicer without all that dust on it

RC-Cola US

2010-09-17 09:52

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transam wrote 1980. GM didn't offer a shaker in 1981, and those wheels were available on 2 models: 1980, 1979 10th Annaversary. I own a trans am. I would know.


They did offer 1981 Trans Ams with shakers. One was the carbureted 301 with an automatic, the other was the 305 carbureted Chevy small block with a four-speed manual. I owned a 1981 305/4spd Trans Am, I would know.

police car fan NL

2014-01-02 20:12

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-- Last edit: 2014-01-02 20:33:36 (walter)

K5BLAZER US

2014-12-12 03:53

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In the movie it does not sound like a N/A 301.

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