March's Featured Ride: Bernard Tripp's 1992 Trans Am Convertible
-One of ~ 679 Trans Am Convertibles made in 1992.
I always knew I wanted a convertible, but I never thought I was going to get a T/A droptop. You don't see very many of them, since "official" GM production didn't start untill 1991, one year before the demise of the Third Generation F-body. The Camaro's on the other hand officially started in 1987, a four year head start on the Pontiacs. Honestly, when I found this car, I wasn't even in the market for another car. I had some cash saved up in the bank and was going to buy a motorcycle. One day I was browsing on eBay and found a '92 Green metallic T/A vert and fell in love.
I contacted the seller about purchasing this car privatly and drove to West Virginia to pick this jewel up. Despite the windy 40° weather in West Virginia, I just had to "break it in" properly with its new owner. I drove all the way out of the state with the top down!
I don't have any track times or dyno slips. Plans for this car do not include very many modifications. I think this car is great as-is and due to the low number of these cars produced, I would like to keep it as close to showroom condition as possible. However, this certainly isn't a trailer queen! My wife and I frequently drive this car. It still has a Mint Condition owners manual complete with "Credit Card Key" blank and shrink wrapped tape cassette.
Here is a shot of the leather interior and the Pontiac/Monsoon CD player. I wasn't going to replace the radio in this car, but when I found one out of a newer Trans Am and it said "Pontiac" on it, plus the fact that it plugged right in so that I didn't have to modify the harness, I went for it. It fit right in with little modification to the radio itself.