MS Dhoni got his latest car delivered on Independence Day. The newest addition to his enviable list of cars and bikes is a bright red Pontiac Firebird Trans Am - a muscle car from the 1970s. The car, now considered a vintage, is a rare sighting on Indian roads.
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi took to social media to showcase the vintage Pontiac in action at Dhoni’s farmhouse in Ranchi. She posted a photo and a video of the Pontiac Firebird with a note saying ‘Welcome home!’ She also wrote that she missed Dhoni as he is away from home taking part in the camp for Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming IPL series.
The Pontiac Firebird Dhoni has bought appears to be a left-hand drive. The two-door classic is powered by a massive V8 Big Block engine. It has a 4-speed Muncie transmission with Hurst Shifter.
We do not know how much Dhoni would have paid for this vintage classic. But to have an idea of its price, a recent auction in Mumbai saw one of such Pontiac Firebird Trans Am classics getting sold for ₹68.31 lakh. Dhoni’s latest addition is very similar to the one auctioned in November last year.