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For Sale: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
in Charlotte, North Carolina

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RK Motors Charlotte
RK Motors Charlotte
5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
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By 1969 the Pontiac Firebird was a mere two years old and had debuted to moderate success. Looking to expand its clientele, Pontiac decided to up the ante a bit by offering an F-Body with an optional Trans Am Performance and Appearance Package. Ten years later the Trans Am had a large fan base. To commemorate that ten year anniversary, Pontiac decided to offer its first Special Anniversary Trans Am. And when it was all said and done, they had assembled 7,500 of what fans call the silver car.

Of those 7,500 Tenth Anniversary Editions, only 1,817 had the L78 6.6L 400ci V8 and the Borg Warner T-10 4-speed. Today this silver Screamin Chicken sits a true survivor with only 8,688 actual miles registering on its odometer.

Before we get too much further, lets take a look at the original build sheet to show just how highly optioned these special cars really were:

AU3: Electric Door Locks

A01 : All Tinted Glass

A31: Power Windows

A51: Bucket Seats

A90: Power Deck Lid

BS1: Insulation Package

B18: IP Assist Handling

B37: Front Rear Floor Mats

B89: Black Reveal Molding

B97: Wheel Spoilers

CC1: Hatch Roof

CD4: Pulse Windshield Wipers

C49: Electric Rear Defogger

C60: Air Conditioning

C95: Dome/Reading Lamp

D34: Visor Mirror

D35: Sport Mirrors

D53: Hood Decal

D55 Floor Console

D80: Rear Spoiler

D92: Tape Deck Stripe

F41: Rear Stability Bar

GU5: 3.23 Axle Ratio

G80: Posi-traction Axle

JL1: Pedal Trim

J65: 4-wheel disc brakes

K15: Fuel Return

K81: 63-amp Generator

L78: V8 400 4bbl

M21: 4-speed Transmission

NA5: Standard Emissions

NK3: Formula Steering Wheel

N33: Tilt Steering Wheel

N65: Space Saver Spare Tire

N90: Cast Aluminum Wheels

QGR: P225/70R15LTR

TR9: Lamp Group

TT5: Quartz Lamps

T93: Black Tail Lamps

UA1: Heavy Duty Battery

UN9: Radio Suppression

UP8: Standard Radio Provisions

U05: Dual Horns

U17 Instrumentation

U25: Luggage Compartment Lamp

U29: Courtesy Light

U35: Electric Clock

U75: Power Antenna

U80: Dual Rear Speakers

WS4: Trans Am

WS6: Special Performance Package

WV7: Charcoal Graphics

W72: Performance Package

YR1: Custom Front Seats

YS1 Custom Rear Seats

YT1: Custom Door Panels

15L: Gray and Sliver Anniversary paint

You would never guess that this Firebird is nearly 40 years old. The body looks absolutely stunning and is covered in the original two-tone paint. The Silver lower paint is separated from the Charcoal upper paint by a small red accent line. At the front of the body is a special massive screaming chicken decal that rests on the hood. The black, white and red decal flows seamlessly with the standard silver and charcoal paint. Above the decal is the shaker hood that has the lettering T/A 6.6 on either side. Behind the front tires you will also find Trans Am decals with special 10th anniversary badging. On the roof you will find correct, mirrored T-tops. At the back of the car is a slick rear spoiler and more Trans Am badging.

Pop the hood on this Firebird and youll be greeted by an original L78 6.6L 400ci V8. With just over 200 horsepower, this was and is still a wickedly fun car to drive. Due to emission standards, 1979 was the final year that Pontiac offered all of its larger displacement engines. Starting in 1980, the largest engine was the 305ci V8. Bolted to the 400 cubic inch Pontiac V8 is the original 4-speed Borg Warner Super T-10 transmission, which sends power to a 3.23 Posi-traction rear end. Spent gases travel down the original headers to and out the original dual exhaust. Power 4-wheel disc brakes are responsible for slowing the Firebird, while the entire car rides on special 15x8 cast aluminum wheels that have been wrapped in Goodyear Polysteel Radials.

Open the door to this Trans Am and youll find a very well preserved silver leather interior that features firm bucket seats. The Firebird logos are stitched into both door panels and in the rear bucket seats. An aluminum dash panel houses all the instrument gauges and the electronically tuned digital display AM/FM Stereo with an 8 track player. This is where youll also see the odometer that reads 8,688 miles. Power windows, power door locks, Soft Ray glass, custom seat belts, and an electric rear defroster are also present in the interior.

The sale of this incredibly preserved Firebird Trans Am includes the aforementioned build sheet, an original owners manual, an original maintenance schedule and original sale documentation.

Ultimately Pontiacs decision to create a special ten year anniversary Firebird Trans Am was a true success. Pontiac sold over 116,000 Firebird Trans Ams in 1979, which still stands today as the record. This special anniversary edition is an amazing time capsule that can still be enjoyed day in and day out. Dont miss your opportunity to bring home a very rare production car that pays tribute to the first generation Firebird Trans Am. Stop by our showroom as quick as you can to see this gorgeous Firebird in person.

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