Thursday, February 14, 2013

Collecting Red Trans Am Convertibles

Pattie Schwatka, of Apple Valley, California along with her son Michael Maestas (who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico), are the proud owners of the Trans Am convertibles you see pictured here.
  • Front left: 2002 red Trans Am convertible
  • Back left: 1992 red Trans Am convertible 
  • Front right: 1983 red Trans Am convertible
  • Back right: 1984 red Trans Am convertible
Pattie's son started collecting red Trans Am convertibles when he special ordered his 2002. She tells us that she then got the "collector's bug" and at one time, owned 7 red Trans Ams - 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992 and 2002 editions. Then sold a few of them and acquired a 1978 Gold Collector's edition T/A. 

The cars are driven frequently to local car shows and Trans Am gatheringss in NM and CA. Several of the cars are exclusively show cars and not daily drivers

Pattie and Michael acquired most of the cars via the Internet, had them shipped to NM, then driven out to CA. 

Pattie owns the 1984 red Trans Am convertible, which she takes to local shows in Southern California.

Seems to us that Pattie could use a bigger garage.