For Sale: 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am That Runs on Ethanol

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Photo: eBay Motors
These days, automakers are just switching things up left and right to lower weight, improve efficiency and cut the dependency on oil. However, the Middle East and lack of oil has once before created problems for the American driver, back in the 80s.
As the story goes, Pontiac shed weight off the 1982 models without actually giving that much more power, a bit like what Audi is doing right now. Some more efficient models of the time even managed Hyundai Elantra-like levels of efficiency.

However, the owner of this 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am found yet another way to make his car less dependent on the Iraqis and the Saudis. His V8 sportscar actually only needs about a sixth of its fuel to be gasoline, because it runs on E85 organic ethanol.

The good news is that the car is an absolute minter with straight bodywork and a custom three-tone paint: silver body, black hood and green stripe. The interior is top notch and proves the car’s collector’s value.

If we’ve managed to wet your appetite for ethanol modern classics, feel free to bid on the car. The eBay Motors auction, which runs for three more days, suggests the car is being sold by a Kia dealer in Minnesota.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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