Correct 5.0 LITRE decal on the hood scoop denotes that the Chevrolet 305 lurks beneath the hood. Purists may argue that a car has to have a Pontiac mill beneath the hood to be a Pontiac but that is hardly the case. Pontiac used the 305 from 1977 to 1992 in Firebirds. In fact after 1981 you could no longer get a true Pontiac engine yet Pontiac still built excitement. In 1981 if you wanted a Trans Am and wanted to shift for yourself you had to get the 305. The four speed was fast becoming a rare commodity.
The Charcoal graphics on this car appear as almost black in these photos but in reality the graphics appear more silver in person. The 1981 decals used metal flake in the design making photography difficult. The same graphic on a red car appears silver.
This car was photographed at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimac New Hampshire. This car is a true survivor in like new condition.