1994 Firehawk pilot car

Anything Goes (within reason)

Moderators: FAOA Administrators, FAOA Moderators

Post Reply
rockmaned
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:00 pm

1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by rockmaned » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:22 pm

First time on this site. I have a 1994 red firehawk. What is different is it number 5 of 10 pilot cars. It came with the SLP updates in 1995 in Detroit. Does this add any value to it? Thanks Ed

User avatar
Scott Chab
Posts: 3301
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2002 3:44 pm
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by Scott Chab » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:38 pm

It'll only add value if someone is willing to pay extra because it is a pilot car.
'94 Hawk #110
Soon to be helping me make bad decisions again

8 is enough
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:41 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by 8 is enough » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:34 pm

Is this the same pilot car that was posted intue for sale section last month? That was also a #5.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12139
1994 Yellow Firehawk Trans am Pilot Car #003
Image

User avatar
Maplehawk
Posts: 1339
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 1:45 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by Maplehawk » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:34 pm

There are people that like to collect Pilot Cars. I think they are interesting especially if they are a unique combination never offered for sale. But it's all individual.

I would love to see photos! The Craigslist ad is gone
Mac Logan
1995 Firehawk #C04
1997 Firehawk LT4 #28
2002 Firehawk #C40
2014 Jaguar XJL
Proud Member - Firehawk Association of America
Author of Firehawk - Fiercest of the Firebirds

slowbird780
Posts: 182
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:14 am

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by slowbird780 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:51 pm

Maplehawk wrote:There are people that like to collect Pilot Cars. I think they are interesting especially if they are a unique combination never offered for sale. But it's all individual.

I would love to see photos! The Craigslist ad is gone
I agree on the pics! Show her off please !

rockmaned
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:00 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by rockmaned » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:19 am

This car was not offered for sale. I bought it new and drove it to Detroit to SLP to have it converted to a Firehawk. The next year in 1995 I called and talked to the owner of SLP to see if there was any extra horsepower to be added to the Firehawk. He offered to give all the 1995 upgrades and make it into a pilot car at no charge if I could drive it back to Detroit. That took about 1/2 a second to decide. Went back to Detroit and was #5 of 10 Pilot car. This is a Formula not a Trans Am base car. It is red. I not of the technical person to post pictures. Thanks for your replies. Ed

Mattie
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:57 am
Location: Sarnia, ON, Canada

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by Mattie » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:38 pm

What's a pilot car?

I assume these are test mules that SLP put together for marketing & testing?

What years?
mattie

2000 T/A Firehawk #C15
Black, T-tops, 6spd.

rockmaned
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:00 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by rockmaned » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:25 pm

What I was told is the Pilot cars were put together for media and testing purposes. It was a 94 and they added the same upgrades as the new 95's would have. They used this for testing the new suspension and for marketing for advertising the new looks. They added about 5 things to the car for my Firehawk. I was also told that the pilot cars were not sold directly to the customer but some were sold aftermarket. I don't know how to see how many of these cars are still around. Ed

Pontlemsprt
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:27 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by Pontlemsprt » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:01 pm

I recently purchased the car that was the topic of this discussion. It is 1995 Pilot Car No. 5 but a 1994 Formula as described, below. It has been through a few owners since the original posting of 2003. I would like to get in touch with the original owner "Ed". Is Ed out there still or does anyone know how I can get in touch with him? Thank you!

User avatar
Maplehawk
Posts: 1339
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 1:45 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by Maplehawk » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:01 am

Interesting, Firehawk Trans Am #5 or 5 recently surfaced and registered in the database. It's a black trans Am. Needs some TLC but it's complete and it's correct.
Mac Logan
1995 Firehawk #C04
1997 Firehawk LT4 #28
2002 Firehawk #C40
2014 Jaguar XJL
Proud Member - Firehawk Association of America
Author of Firehawk - Fiercest of the Firebirds

8 is enough
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:41 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by 8 is enough » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:07 pm

[quote="Pontlemsprt"]I recently purchased the car that was the topic of this discussion. It is 1995 Pilot Car No. 5 but a 1994 Formula as described, below. It has been through a few owners since the original posting of 2003. I would like to get in touch with the original owner "Ed". Is Ed out there still or does anyone know how I can get in touch with him? Thank you![/quote]


Pm me for my phone number. I have some information on pilot cars I can give you. My car was originally car #321 in 1994 but was converted into pilot car #003.
1994 Yellow Firehawk Trans am Pilot Car #003
Image

rockmaned
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:00 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by rockmaned » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:45 pm

This is Ed from the 1995 #5 pilot red pilot Firehawk. I still have the car so let me know more about your car. You can call me at my store on Thursday July 27th at 507-375-4755.

Pontlemsprt
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:27 pm

Re: 1994 Firehawk pilot car

Post by Pontlemsprt » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:05 pm

Oops! Taking my Firehawk out yesterday, I noticed it is 1995 Pilot Car number 6 not 5. It was little hard to see. The SVE verification site still has it as a 1994, which is what it is titled as. The original 1994 number is 434.

Post Reply