Price: US $24,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 13,077
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 403 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

In 1979, the Trans Am was still an apex predator with nothing else on the road able to match its combination of brute horsepower and striking styling. These are the hot collector cars of the near future as enthusiasts who grew up behind the wheel rediscover their youth, and this gorgeous Platinum silver example is a relatively unusual piece that's just a blast to drive.Looking for all the world like a clean, well-maintained survivor, this is one stylish 'Bird. Has it been painted? Yes, but it was a while ago and there are obvious signs that this car has been loved from day one. The steel bodywork is straight, the doors fit like they did on the showroom floor, and even ground effects are in good order. Code 15 Platinum was a very popular color in 1979, and it's aged well, with the contrasting black and red graphics poping off the bright surface without looking as dated as some of the other combinations. It's not perfect, but it's extremely nice with an honest look that has nothing to hide, which I think I prefer to outright perfection. All the other Trans Am styling cues look great 30 years later, including the ducktail spoiler and blacked-out taillights that stretch across the back of the car. Even the glass still shows a proper light Soft-Ray tint of factory original equipment.For a car famous for wretched excess, the code 75 Dark Carmine vinyl interior is flashy yet tasteful with the bright silver bodywork. The pleated vinyl seat covers look sporting yet refined, and are wrapped around supportive buckets that hug you in place. Coordinated red door panels provide continuity, wrapping around into a matching dash with an engine-turned fascia. It appears to be a fairly seamless blend of original and reproduction parts, and it's hard to know where the line is, which is a good thing. All the gauges are crisp and well-marked, and this sucker's been upgraded with a modern AM/FM/CD stereo radio in the dash, which feeds a set of speakers neatly mounted on the rear package shelf to fill the car with sound. The trunk is also quite tidy with black carpets that give it an upscale, finished look that's not totally correct but suggestive of this car's easy life. You could still get your choice of engines in 1979, but the top performer when linked with an automatic transmission was this number's matching 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8. Effortless in everything it does, it makes great muscle car sounds and still carries enough horsepower to be a genuine thrill on the street. It's mostly stock save for routine maintenance items, and it would be hard to tell anyway since everything is pretty well buried under the air cleaner and hood scoop. A replacement exhaust system sounds suitably and probably adds a few horsepower at the same time. With the quick-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic gearbox, acceleration is only a gentle squeeze of the accelerator away and the suspension is a good combination of sporting and comfortable. The underside shows off a lifetime in a warm climate and the positively gorgeous "snowflake" alloy wheels are now fitted with 255/60/15 BFG radials all around. Very nicely preserved, this Trans Am is a sure-fire future collectable that remains a ton of fun today. Don't wait, call today!