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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am WS6 6.6 V8, ex Djibril Cissè

Description

The Pontiac Firebird is an automobile which was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the automaker’s platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. This coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform with another pony car, the Ford Mustang.

Vehicles were powered by various four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and V8 engines sourced from several GM divisions. In 1977 the Firebird’s 6.6 litre 400 engine was upgraded from 180hp to 200hp to provide even more power and its valve covers were chromed. In 1979 the front end was restyled and this proved to be a very successful year with sales totalling 116,535, the highest number of cars sold in a year. In 1979 the WS6 version was the sportiest available with sports suspension and disc brakes at the rear.

This car belonged to the famous footballer Djibril Cissé. It was the subject of a meticulous customisation performed by TKO London. The interior has been completely re-upholstered with the addition of the number 9 on the seats (the player’s jersey number). A full respray was completed with the bodywork looking splendid in Black with the addition of airbrushed flames on the fenders and an eagle on the hood. With real ‘wow’ factor this car is an eye-catcher that is sure to attract admiring glances. Offered here complete with its UK registration papers, this represents great value for such an interesting and exciting looking car.

ESTIMATE £25,000- £30,000

Auction THOROUGHBRED & VINTAGE AT FONTWELL HOUSE September 2016
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lot details

Lot Number 141
Registration Number UK Registered
Chassis Number TBC
Year 1979
Make Pontiac
Model Firebird Trans-Am


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