India’s World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni recently announced his retirement from international cricket, putting an end to an illustrious career. Whilst will still see him in other formats of cricket, we will surely miss him in the iconic blue kit.
Nonetheless, MS Dhoni seems to be in the mood to celebrate his career for now and has just bought himself a perfect retirement gift a restored Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi recently took to her official Instagram handle to share images and a clip of the recent purchase.
The bright red finished Trans Am with the dual racing stripes sits gloriously in MS Dhoni's garage with the other exotic collections.
The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is an American muscle car built in the 1970s and is as rare as they get in India. Dhoni's one appears to be an early model built between 1971 and 1973. The car is a left-hand drive powered by a V8 Big Block engine 455 engine that developed around 325 bhp in its prime.
The engine is paired with a 4-speed Muncie transmission with Hurst Shifter. The two-door car was delivered to Dhoni on 15th August, the cricketer though is currently participating in a camp for the Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
It's uncertain how much the cricketer spent for this latest addition but a very well restored example can fetch well over ₹ 60 lakh at auctions in India. besides the Trans Am, the video also gives more detailed look into MS Dhoni's garage. Which also has the Hummer H2, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk as well as the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Series 1.
We also see some humble examples including the Mitsubishi Pajero SFX and an older-generation Toyota Corolla. In addition, the Dhoni garage includes a specially-restored Nissan 4W73, also known as the Jonga 1 Ton, first-generation Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Land Rover Freelander 2 and etc.
India’s World Cup winning skipper has a passion for motorcycle as well with an envious line-up of motorcycles in his collection which includes the Confederate X132 Hellcat, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Ducati 1098, Yamaha RD350, Royal Enfield Machismo, Suzuki Shogun, Yamaha YZF 600R, BSA Goldstar, Harley-Davidson Iron 883, a host of Nortons and more.
The TVS brand ambassador also brought home the Apache RR 310 last year, and more recently the Mahindra Swaraj Tractor.