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1979 Pontiac Trans Am

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There's no point in starting with anything other than the mileage on this 1979 Pontiac Trans Am: 16. Sixteen original miles, enough to perhaps get it home from the dealership, but little more. So new, that it still has the plastic wrap on the steering wheel and seats. With the market on these cars glowing red hot today, this one has "investment-grade" written all over it. If unmolested, low-mileage survivors are your thing, there are few finer examples than this. For their 10th Anniversary, Pontiac knew they had to do something special for the Trans Am. More than just a decal package, the 10th Anniversary models featured special paint, a T-top with silver glass panels, and those gorgeous alloy wheels. Virtually every option was standard, and they stickered for a whopping $10,619 in 1979. Only 7500 were built, and from the beginning, collectors knew they were something to be cherished, with many speculators scooping them up and trying to flip them for two or even three times the sticker price. An unbelievable time capsule, this Trans Am is incredibly well preserved thanks to the efforts of a dedicated collector. One of the more nicely finished Anniversary cars we've seen, the paint is uniform and shiny, even on the urethane front and rear bumpers, which were often several different shades right from the factory. The Anniversary Trans Am received a comprehensive 5-color decal package that remains bright and vivid today, with no signs of delamination or peeling due to age. These are still very attention-grabbing cars today, and despite the large firebird on the hood, they're a clean design that ended up being an influence on thousands of Pontiac fans. Things like the taillight lenses, ground effects, rear wing, and all the weather stripping are all perfectly preserved, and the doors close with a solid sound instead of the all-too-familiar whap of cars with even moderate mileage. The interior is a veritable time capsule, and shows no wear or signs of age. The silver leather seats were part of the Anniversary package, and were a favorite of designer Bill Mitchell. Still wrapped in plastic, they are as supple and unblemished as they were rolling off the transporter in 1979. As part of the package, the Firebird emblem was embroidered on the door panels and seat backs, and the deep pile carpeting was appropriate to the car's sport/luxury mission. A beautiful engine-turned appliqué dresses up the dashboard, along with a matching piece on the console around the shifter. In the Anniversary Trans Ams, the gauges are illuminated in red, not white, which absolutely transforms the interior after dark. The fat, leather-wrapped steering wheel hearkens back to the early Firebirds, and is still wrapped in its original plastic sheeting. Every power option was standard equipment, including power windows and locks, cruise control, A/C, and this particular car is equipped with one of the few options: an AM/FM/cassette stereo. Power comes from a big 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8, which delivers a respectable 185 horsepower, and of the 7500 Anniversary cars built, only 5683 of them were configured this way. The engine bay is, of course, immaculate in every way. If you've ever wondered what a new 1979 Trans Am looked like under the hood, have a look. It's clean, but not excessive the way restored cars are, and all the finishes and markings are authentic. The engine itself, buried under that massive hood scoop, is bathed in Pontiac Turquoise paint that still looks factory fresh. The hood scoop itself still carries the original block-off plate on the back, which was usually the first thing new Trans Am owners removed when they got their new cars home from the dealer. Things like power steering, power brakes, and A/C were all standard equipment. Otherwise, every component was last touched by an assembly line worker in 1979. Underneath, this might be the cleanest 1979 Trans Am in existence. There's no rust outside of what was there when it rolled out of the factory, and there's just no way anything more abrasive than a gentle breeze has ever crossed the components under there. Even things like the brake pads and rotors are still original equipment. Those gorgeous aluminum wheels are flawless, and still wear the original 225/70/15 Goodyear Polysteel radials that have yet to start showing their age. Remarkable. Documentation is, as you would imagine, quite extensive. We have the original window sticker, owner's manual, protective folder, build sheets, as well as all the dealership paperwork that came with the car. Forget price guides-on a car like this, the value is entirely about condition. Perfectly preserved and ready to show at the highest levels, this is no longer just an automobile, but a piece of historical art. For restorers, cars like this are invaluable, and for enthusiasts, seeing such relics always elicits a smile. If you're a serious Pontiac collector, your garage is incomplete without one of these, and if you already have one, this is definitely an upgrade. Cars like this are hard to find, but easy to fall in love with. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 123502

as of 4/29/2011

Car 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
VIN 2X87ZK9L156908 
Mileage 16 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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