Trans Ams are red hot right now. So yes, you're far from the only
person who loves a cool T-top Pontiac. Which means if you're going
to get your hands on one for the long term, make sure it has a true
distinction. That's why we love this 1979 10th Anniversary Edition
that has been given some great recent investments to really draw a
With a name like Platinum Silver the paint needs to shine. That's why this was resprayed in 2016 to return plenty of luster that gets lost over the decades. But when diving into a special classic like this, it's important you invest in the details, too. So we're happy to see all the pieces particular to this car are in place. It starts up front with the wide air dam that sets off the aggressive appearance. On the hood is a special version of the "screaming" bird that's exclusive to these cars. It's wider than normal, and it helps set up the charcoal accent color that runs from the shaker hood, around the doors, and ends at the pinstripe behind the T-tops. And speaking of the pinstripe, this red and black dual line also runs across the fender flares to match the bold Trans Am decal on the fenders. Plus, it also provides another color separation line on the bumpers and rear spoiler. This was truly a unique package that was expensive to coordinate in the 1970s, and no factory likely would even try to attempt it today. The anniversary edition is even the debut of the now-iconic turbo-style aluminum wheels. It takes time, money, and a detailed mind to keep this car looking correct, so it's amazing such a complete classic is also still so affordable.
The silver presentation continues inside. The silver leather seats are so special to this package that there was an investment this year to restore them to terrific condition. It's this kind of presentation that will make you love taking the T-tops out and cruising around to let everyone see this special leather. In fact, Pontiac was so eager with this anniversary edition that every surface inside the car is some hue of silver or gray. The only part that is not a precious metal colored are the bold Trans Am logos stitched into the door panels - another sign of Pontiac's investment in these cars. There are some nice features like power windows and provisions for factory air conditioning. The driver gets a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and beyond that, the dash is presented in the T/A's hallmark machine-turned aluminum panel. The original gauge pack glows red like an aircraft, and even the factory tach/clock combo works perfectly.
The 403 cubic-inch V8 has an authentic appearance right down to the factory shaker hood that everybody remembers so well. The block is still covered in factory-correct Pontiac Blue paint, and it looks like this powerplant has been treated to good regular maintenance. It even includes a new aluminum radiator, gas tank, and transmission seals. 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 also as one of the best all-around handling sports cars of its day. That's why you have great features like sway bars front & rear, as well as four-wheel disc brakes. Plus, this one has long-haul comfort, too, thanks to a three-speed automatic transmission and power steering.
So if you want a well restored Trans Am that will always have distinction, all you have to do is call today!
With the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro in 1966, followed one year later by its mechanical twin cousin, the Pontiac Firebird.
When you think about muscle cars and pony cars of the late 1960s, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird such as the Pick of the Day is not always one of the first cars that comes to mind.
It’s no surprise that John Z. DeLorean, who gave us the Pontiac GTO, wanted to do something different with the new Firebird being offered by his Pontiac Division of General Motors.
Mecum Auctions rolls into Southern California on Thursday for its annual three-day sale at the Anaheim Convention Center
I’ve spent far longer then I care to admit staring at the Pick of the Day car, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, trying to think of something smart and interesting to say about it.
Still steamed that you missed out on that 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Smokey and the Bandit promo car that sold at Barrett-Jackson?
I had a 1988 Pontiac Formula Firebird when was a young man, but we live in a city where there are many hills and rear-wheel drive is not ideal.