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Sure, we've all dreamt about the rare and desirable Pontiacs that we would have purchased back when if only we had two nickels to rub together and 20/20 hindsight. Though some actually sought out those special models and scooped them up before the prices hit the stratosphere, the great majority is forced to remain dreaming as prices keep climbing.
If that's your story, then read this story. For the next six pages you can live vicariously through car collector Milton Robson. Having made his stake in the business world with his food distribution company and then through real estate, Milton has invested a substantial portion of the proceeds into fueling his passion for acquiring classic cars and musclecars. For over 29 years, he has been adding to or paring down his collection when the conditions are right.
'92 Firehawk Convertible
Milton had the good fortune to purchase this Pontiac new. (You may have even seen it in High Performance Pontiac about 10 years ago.) He purposely bought a Trans Am not a Formula, and a convertible not a coupe, from Lee Motor Sales in Ohio for delivery to SLP for the conversion. A congratulatory letter from Ed Hamburger of SLP dated January 10, 1993, stated, "Your 'All American Street Fighter' Trans Am convertible was the only Trans Am Firehawk built and the only convertible Firehawk built." It was also the last, and numbered 27, and because it was a T/A, there is no "Formula Firehawk" graphic on the doors, like the other models.
The Hawk came standard with 1LE suspension, Firehawk 17x9.5 Ronal wheels, and 275/40-17 Firestone Firehawk tires. Drivetrain enhancements included a dual-snorkel air cleaner for the factory 350, a T-Ram intake, Tri-Y headers, performance stainless exhaust that retained the factory cats but featured dual outlet pipes on the driver's side, a lightweight flywheel and clutch assembly, ZF six-speed trans, a 3-inch diameter driveshaft, and a Dana rear with 3.54 gears. Inside, the console was custom for the Firehawk, and the map pocket on the dash featured a Firehawk callout and the car number. SLP also reinforced the chassis since this one is a convertible.
Of course, Milton didn't stop with the base package. His is just 1-of-3 with the 366ci 375-horse aluminum engine option and 1-of-11 with the Competition Package that includes Brembo F-40 front disc brakes, an aluminum hood, Recaro driver seat with a five-point Simpson harness, a rollbar, and a deleted rear seat.
If that weren't enough, he also ordered a matching passenger-side Recaro seat. Both seats are covered in factory leather, and the rollbar is trimmed in matching hides. When all was said and done, just over $39,000 was added to the price of this convertible T/A.