1979 Pontiac Trans Am Factory 4 Speed WS6/W72 car, low miles, original engine.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is extremely proud to offer this very rare numbers matching 1979 Trans Am in terrific restored condition and priced to sell with low miles of only 91,236 actual miles. This Trans Am is one of only 2485 Factory 4-speed cars with the L78(W72) high performance engine with hard top built in 1979. This numbers matching Trans Am with a PWH stamping, correct for an L78 400ci, and the partial VIN 29N148840 also stamped on the block indicting this is the original engine. This Trans Am was built for performance and also comes from the factory with the WS6 special performance handing package and is a factory AC car. That alone makes this Trans Am very rare, now factor in that only a few factory non performance options were ordered makes it ever rarer(see provided PHS documents pictured below). It looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive, especially on a beautiful day rowing through the gears. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Trans Am that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. The car is finished in a beautiful GM Emerald Green exterior color over Camel Tan standard interior. This is the not the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below as well as the PHS documents that are also included and pictured below. The original exterior color for this car is Starlight Black over Camel Tan standard vinyl interior. The paint conversion was professionally completed years ago and still looks amazing today, its really a striking color combination. The interior is factory correct and brand new including new NOS camel tan hand built seat covers. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos below to get a true sense of how clean and correct this Trans Am really is.
The Emerald Green exterior is in very nice driver condition. The entire exterior was just treated a complete professional detailing including: clay bar treatment, 3 stage buffing process, all brightwork detailed, and wheels and tires detailed as well. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a nice gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. This Trans Am was treated to a professional re-paint years ago with all new decals applied. Not sure why the color conversion was performed but the process was done professionally and very well as all the door jambs were painted, trunk, inner fenders, etc. The exterior still looks great today and the body has nice lines and is solid. Often many Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in good shape with no spider webbing or flaking paint, and the nose crest emblem has just been replaced. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. Tires are brand new sized 255/60/15 and the snowflake wheels are beautifully refinished originals. Wheel center caps and lug nuts are also new. This TA has new door seals, shaker seal, trunk seal, window sweeps and window seals. The trunk is very solid and freshly painted with a new trunk seal and is nicely detailed with spare tire, jack, lug wrench and accessories, and new trunk mat.
The Camel tan standard interior of the Trans Am looks absolutely splendid. The seats covers are brand new and hand made out of original NOS material from 1979. They are perfect in every way and look incredible in the car. These seats have been coverted to be able to recline which is an excellent upgrade and tasteful modification. The carpet is also brand new with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash pad is in great condition with no cracks, fading, warping or sun damage. The door panels are brand new and look excellent with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The center console is also brand new including the shifter plate, console bin and console armrest cap. The headliner is also new and in great condition and not sagging at all. The aftermarket Kenwood CD player with USB and mp3 direct hook ups sounds great and was just installed. Brand new Kenwood 6x9 speakers are mounted in the rear deck factory position. All interior plastics are in very nice shape and are not chalky and have nice factory texture and grain pattern. A New shifter knob, door pulls and door handle cups were also just added. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever. Older Firebird interiors are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the excellent care this car has received.
This Trans Am is in good mechanical condition and all of the accessories work. Very importantly the original W72 engine with correct factory vin stamp on the block remains under the hood. PWH is also stamped on the block and pictures of both are included below. The mechanics and the way this car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. The car is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles good, runs great, and handles well. The car shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. 4 new brake calipers were recently installed with new brake pads and hoses. As you may guess this was an expensive repair but now this incredible TA stops the way it should. A new center link was installed to true up the front suspension. Recently a heavy duty new radiator was installed and this TA runs cool even on the hottest of days. All fluids were just replaced by a seasoned mechanic. Flowmaster true dual exhaust gives this TA an amazing healty exhaust note at idle and all crusing speeds. The engine is very correct and stock in appearance and appears not to have been molested in any way. The AC system is also complete and all there and looks to be functional. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, gauges, wipers, and blower for the heater. The speedometer, odometer tachometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. This Trans Am has a lot of power and handles amazingly since it is a factory W72/WS6 car. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed transmission on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1979 Trans Am is in very nice restored condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The overall condition and rare option package make this Trans Am especially desirable and difficult to duplicate. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson and Mecum stars of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort