1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition
This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition arrives at the present in very strong running condition while still featuring its original powerplant under the hood, as well as its original colors both inside and out. The collectability factor here is undeniable - Pontiac didn't make very many of these special edition Firebirds and the vast majority have fallen by the wayside over the years, so it's especially refreshing to see such a vital specimen as this. Pontiac created its special color scheme, combining silver paint with gray accents and set off with an unusually detailed decal that reaches past the boundaries of the hood and onto the front fenders, just for the special anniversary occasion, and the exterior of this '79 is in very good form, having received a thorough freshening up of both the paint and decal a while back while showing all the hallmarks of being garage-kept over the years. Low to the ground, with curves everywhere, it's a definite attention-getter, and if you look closely you can see a merging of automotive styling influences, including touches of the Firebird's GM family member, the Corvette. The T-top configuration is a definite plus, combining the option of open air motoring with the shelter of a hard top just steps away. The T-top panels are in very good shape too, so they seal well and even come with storage bags to stash them in. Inside the doors, the silver leather interior - another feature Pontiac created for the special occasion - not only retains its original configuration but has yet to have ventured inside an upholstery shop over the years. It's looking surprisingly fresh and well-cared for, with no serious signs of UV exposure and only a small stretch of seam on one of the seats requiring attention. The center console running between the buckets looks great - the pad on its storage compartment doesn't show the common discoloration from resting elbows and it offers some welcome lockable interior space. The dash area looks great, with textured silver accents surrounding clear functional gauges and a fresh looking dash pad over the top. It harbors a Custom AutoSound AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity that will allow you to take and make phone calls in hands free mode, as well as stream music, which will sound all the better because of the new speakers recently mounted in the package shelf. The trunk area is in good order and the use of a space-saver spare frees up room inside. The 403 cubic inch V8 under the ornate, scooped hood is the very same one this Firebird began with, and it continues to be well up to the challenge of anything you put in front of it. It's received an Edelbrock intake manifold for optimal feeding, its original 4-barrel carb has been recently rebuilt while being upgraded with an electric choke for more dependable all-weather operation and its alternator, battery and spark plugs were all replaced in the not so distant past. The sizable powerplant starts up easily, runs smoothly and teams with a 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission to make up a very road-ready drivetrain on a car that offers a smooth, rewarding driving experience. Power disc brakes at all four corners provide fade resistant stopping ability as this vintage Pontiac cruises on its 15" Firebird wheels outfitted with Goodyear Eagle GTII tires. This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition combines great looks and a very solid running condition with bona fide collectability. Call today!