Price: - Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 50,789
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 6.6 Liter V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power locks, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Options: Leather seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition

Trans Ams are red hot right now. So yes, you're far from the only person looking to get your hands on a cool T-top Pontiac. Which means if you're going to get your hands on one for the long term, make sure it has a true pedigree. That's why we love this 1979 10th Anniversary Edition that is thoroughly original inside and out, and comes with a ton of documentation.When you want a collector-grade car, you want it to have been owned by collectors. The low mileage (averaging less than 1,400 miles annually) and careful ownership through the years means this anniversary car feels like a true survivor. It's much more than just having the Platinum Silver paint show all signs of being factory original. In fact, all the pieces particular to this car seem to be in place. It starts up front with the wide air dam that sets off the aggressive appearance. On the hood is a special version of the "screaming" hood bird that's exclusive to these cars. It's wider than normal, and it helps set up the charcoal accent color that runs from the shaker hood, around the doors, and ends at the pinstripe behind the T-tops. And speaking of the pinstripe, this red and black dual line also runs across the wheel houses to match the bold Trans Am decal on the fenders. Plus, it also provides another color separation line on the bumpers and door mirrors. This was truly a unique package that was expensive to coordinate in the 1970s, and no factory likely would even try to attempt it today. The package is even the debut of the now-iconic turbo-style aluminum wheels. So to recreate all these features is exceptionally expensive, and to find a car with all these surviving elements is near impossible.Someone knew this was a special car the moment it rolled out of the showroom, and as a result the silver leather upholstery is in outstanding condition. In fact, Pontiac was so eager with this anniversary edition that every surface inside the car is some hue of silver or gray all of this is exceptionally well-preserved. The only part that is not a precious metal are the bold Trans Am logos stitched into the door panels another sign of Pontiac's investment in these cars. The driver gets a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and beyond that, the dash is covered in the T/A's hallmark machine-turned aluminum panel. The original gauge pack glows red like an aircraft, and even the factory tach/clock combo works perfectly. Just about every feature available was standard equipment on special edition, including power windows, power locks, cruise control, electric rear defogger, and provisions for air conditioning. This one is so original, you even still have the factory AM/FM/8-track stereo (Smokey and the Bandit soundtrack cartage sold separately.)The 403 cubic-inch V8 has an authentic appearance right down to the factory shaker hood that everybody remembers so well. The block is still covered in factory-correct Pontiac Blue paint, and it looks like this powerplant has been treated to good regular maintenance. This motor makes great muscle car sounds out of the upgraded Flowmaster dual exhaust, and it moves the car with authority. The Trans Am has a reputation for not only being quick, but also as one of the best all-around handling sports cars of its day. Plus, this one has long-haul comfort, thanks to a GM TH350 three-speed automatic transmission and power steering. Finishing off this driver-friendly package are four-wheel disc brakes, and the proper appearance and grip of Goodyear Eagle GTII tires. Documentation includes the original window sticker, title history, owner's manual, and original bill of sale that goes through the expensive list of standard equipment on this special edition. Impressive, right? If you want a Trans Am that will always have distinction, all you have to do is call today!