With a rising demand for second-generation Trans Ams, it's becoming
increasingly hard to find an original-style car that remains in its
original and interesting color. Complete right down to the cold
A/C, this 1979 Pontiac Firebird T/A even has its numbers matching
V8. So you're truly looking at the allure of proper
There's something very cool about the factory-correct Atlantis Blue with all the different shades of blue for accents. It's a continuation of the combo we liked earlier models, but this one has a style all its own with a big blue war bird on the hood. Plus, the widebody appearance is pure aggression - the headlights are individually separated; there are large flares for each fender; and the spoiler covers front end-to-end. The designers really wanted to get this T/A back to the wide track look! And everyone loves the attitude that comes from the side scoops and the shaker hood. But take some time to enjoy the details, too, like the double-dual exhaust tips that exit below the rear marker lights on each side, and how great the iconic "snowflake" wheels look on these classic T/As. And if all this looks particularly nice today, that's because this one has been treated with care all its life. It was bought new in Virginia by a nurse, she sold it to a surgeon who kept it in a climate control garage for nearly three decades, and now it's ready for its next long-term owner.
For those who loved the exterior accent color, we've got even more blue for you inside. Factory-correct and showing all signs of originality, this is the cool kind of color combo that you just can't get today... and it's on everything right down to the steering wheel. And beyond the wheel is what's likely you're favorite part. After all, Pontiac reserved the machine-turned dash panel for only their speediest machines. And it has a great-looking gauge package, including the large speedo and tach/clock combo. But more than just an aggressive look, this blue bird has a comfortable heart. Any journey can be an easy one with features like the center console with armrest, cruise control, and ice-cold air conditioning.
The 403 cubic-inch V8 has an authentic appearance right down to the factory shaker hood that is just sooooo cool. The tidy appearance and factory decals are more reminders that his one has it has always been treated well. The way it fires up easily reinforces this careful life. The motor makes great muscle car sounds out of the dual exhaust, and it moves the car with authority. The Trans Am has a reputation for not only being quick, but with sway bars front and rear, it also as one of the best all-around handling sports cars of its day. Plus, this one has long-haul comfort, thanks to a recently rebuilt three-speed automatic transmission and power steering. Finishing off this driver-friendly package are front-wheel disc brakes, and the proper appearance and grip of raised letter Cooper Cobra tires.
The sale comes complete with all the right documentation, including the original window sticker, dealer invoice, factory buildsheet, and owner's manual. This is a great classic T/A with all the right features and the right caring history. A quality classic like this is always a hot item, so don't miss out. Call now!
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