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Autohunter Spotlight: 1983 Pontiac Trans Am

Live out your Knight Rider fantasy


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1983 Pontiac Trans Am. It is is powered by a 305ci V8 engine backed by a four-speed automatic transmission.

Anyone who grew up in the 1980s will fondly remember KITT from the David Hasselhoff show Knight Rider, and this car could almost be a clone of the famous talking car who co-starred in the show.

This Trans Am is nicely equipped with power steering and brakes, a tilt steering column, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, bucket seats, a center console, 16-inch Trans Am GTA wheels, new tires, air conditioning, and removable roof panels. It is finished in black paint over a beige vinyl interior.

Despite having covered only 46,000 miles from new, just this year this Trans Am was stripped to bare metal and the exterior was refinished in the original color of black. At this time the owner added a very cool GTA ground effects kit. The interior of this Trans Am looks to be absolutely mint.

These Trans Am cars are some of the most iconic pony cars of the 1980s and are quite fun to drive. The styling (when compared to the Smokey and the Bandit era cars) that proceeded the new design of the Trans Am was more of a revolution than an evolution. The design and interior look started to get more attention from collectors.

As welcome at RADwood as they are a local car show, a Trans Am like this one is likely to win a lot of awards. The fact that it’s a fun to drive and pop culture icon is just a bonus. If you want to do something really cool you can register for the Bandit Run rally which is a rally that is run on the Smokey and the Bandit movie route.

The auction for this 1983 Pontiac Trans Am ends on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT)

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


  1. A nice car but, by adding the wrap around ground effects the cars unique to the 1982 and 1983 trans am look was lost ( also a Lot Less like Kitt). The 1983 and 1984 carburetor equipped trans am had a functional cool air induction through the hood scoop which this one is missing


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