1979 Pontiac Trans-Am Clone

Price: US $17,000.00 Item location: Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 91,000
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 455 Pontiac Performance Motor
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Light Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Bid with confidence on this Very Clean, & FAST 1979 Firebird Trans Am (clone)

If you are looking for a numbers matching original car this is not the car for you, but if you’re looking for a beautiful Trans Am replica car with performance this is the one for you!!!

This car may have begun life as a base Firebird model, but has been transformed into a beautiful Trans Am model using all GM parts. The car has spent most of its life in central Florida (non-salt environment) before I acquired it. I purchased this car about 10 years ago and completely restored it. The restoration was fairly easy as the car was rust free due to the prime location it spent most of its life in. From the time I restored the car I continued to make enhancement to it which have made it into a fun street or strip car. I would give this car a 8 out of 10 just because it has had around 10,000 additional miles put on it since the restore and has some very slight finish blemishes from normal driving wear and tear conditions. I have enjoyed this car in so many ways, first by simply driving it around town (always turning heads & receiving many Thumbs Ups), or taking it to local car shows where it has won several trophies through the years, many local cruse night events, several weekend summer extended cruses, and a couple fun days at the local quarter mile strip with run times reaching 11.5 seconds.

The car has around 90 original miles on it, and less than 10K has been applied in the last 10 years. It has never been driven in bad weather and always stored over the winter months in my heated garage.

I believe I have over 30K invested in this car, but understand that I will never get my full investment back out of it when selling, but no worries, as I have had LOTS of funover the years I’ve owned it.

Originally I never planned to ever sell this car, but I have recently changed my mind for the reason that I am planning to retire to Florida soon, and looking to take the money from this car and invest in a boat to enjoy the local Florida water activities.

Below is a list of the highlights of the car, and I am sure I will miss a few things as so many things have been enhanced on this car.

Basic Features:

  • Bright White exterior finish (10 years old)

  • 5 Color Light Blue to Dark Blue with Gold accent hood decal accent

  • Light Blue Interior

  • Newer Tires (2 years or less) BF Goodrich Radial TA’s – Fronts P255/60 R15 on 7” Rims, Rears P275/60 R15 on 8” Rims

  • Space Saver Spare Tire & Jack

  • Delayed & Pulse Wipers

  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

  • WS6 Suspension Components

  • Working AC using R12 refrigerant

  • Power Features: Windows, Locks, Steering, Brakes, Truck Release

  • Stock AM/FM/Cassette Radio in dash (working condition, but not hooked up as car is set up with higher quality radio in Glove Box

Performance Adders:

  • Newly Rebuilt 455 (7.5 liter) Pontiac Engine, all Forged and balanced turning components, bored over .030, slightly de-stroked to allow for higher RPM revving and less strain on the connecting rods, Iron 6X Header Ported and Polished, 7 quart oil pan, 4 barrel Holly 800cfm with manual secondary’s, Engine never ran on dyno, but I feel it produces close to 400hp

  • Professionally built Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission with performance modifications to be virtually bullet proof

  • 373 Rear-end with an Auburn Limited Slip Gear set, and Moser Performance Axles.

  • 2 Stage Nitrous System (Plate) currently set up to for 1st stage 100hp, 2nd stage 200hp. Stage timer control, System relays, and Switches to complete system. Dual system purge setup, Dual 10lb. Tanks in Trunk with Bottle Heaters, and main electric control valve (open/close), 5 gal. Fuel Cell for supplying fuel to the Nitrous system with main tank still supporting engine supply, Full set of Nitrous Gauges mounted clearly into lower console

  • MSD Ignition with Rev Limiting, and Timing control

  • Electric Line Lock control

  • Ratchet styles B&M Auto Shifter

  • Shift Light mounted above Steering Column

  • Exhaust Header with Electric Cut-outs controlled by a toggle switch in the car

  • Dual Electric Pumps

  • Urethane Bushings throughout

Accent Feature:

Blue LED
throughout interior including instrument cluster and controls

Blue accent painted Stock Snowflake Wheels

Blue LED Light strips under car

Blue LED accented Headlight

Rear Window Louvers in perfect condition painted blue. Bought NOS (mfg. in early 80’s) at time of restoration

Blue Dash Carpet Cover (for accent not to cover up any dash condition)

Additional Features:

AM/FM CD Radio in Glove box with performance speakers and Amplifier systems

Heated Drive and Passenger Seats (seat cushions, and seat backs)

Earlier model speedo (160mph), and Tachometer(8,000 rpm)

Note, I do have this car for sale by owner so I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time