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Jay Leno Guides us Through the Sweet Nostalgia of the 2002 Pontiac Firebird WS6

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on February 17, 2021

Sometimes, we find that certain cars can have an almost magical quality to them. This is all going to depend on who you are and what your experience with these cars might be. However, certain machines just have this quality to act almost like a time machine of sorts. Being in the same proximity as one of these rides can take us back to different times. It’s a hard phenomenon to explain but once you’re locked into it, you definitely know that it’s going down.

For some, that very machine might just so happen to be something like a 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6. For those around at the time, they remember this car is being a bit of an icon. Sure, it was still the little brother to Chevrolet’s Corvette. However, this car had a personality all its own and that really helped it to be a fan favorite in the muscle car scene at the time.

This time, we get to ride along from a Trans Am from Jay Leno’s own personal collection. Jay says that he hasn’t modified the car at all so that he could remember what it was like when it originally came from the dealership. With a plethora of aftermarket components available for machines like this, it could be very easy to slip into the state of mind that makes you want to turn it up a little bit with aftermarket modifications. However, this one gives us the exact vibe that this car came with from the factory.

Down in the video below, this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage takes us along for the ride, giving us all of the points that contribute to making a machine like this amazing. When we look back fondly over the landscape of automotive performance, the Trans Am is definitely one important part of that story.

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