This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was built at the Van Nuys, California, assembly plant and was delivered to Colvin Pontiac-GMC of Denver, Colorado.The car is finished in Atlantis Blue over a blue velour cloth interior, and power is provided by a numbers-matching 6.6-liter V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip rear differential. Additional equipment includes tinted glass removable T-top roof panels, the WS6 special handling package with four-wheel disc brakes, 17″ snowflake wheels, a shaker hood, front and rear spoilers, air conditioning, and an aftermarket Pioneer CD stereo.
The body is finished in Atlantis Blue with blue and white graphics and a blue and white “screaming chicken” hood decal. Additional equipment includes removable tinted glass T-top roof panels, a shaker hood, front and rear spoilers, lower rear wheel moldings, front fender vents, and quad exhaust outlets. 17″ YearOne snowflake wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 tires measuring 245/45 up front and 275/40 out back. The car was factory equipped with the WS6 Special Performance Package, specifying power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, a quick-ratio steering box, and a thicker sway bar compared to a standard Trans Am.
The interior is trimmed in light blue with matching door panels, blue carpets, and a blue dash pad. The optional Custom Trim Group specified velour cloth upholstery, door handle ornamentation, and chrome pedal trim. Additional equipment includes power windows, power locks, a factory air-conditioning system that has been converted to R134a refrigerant, a center console, and an aftermarket Pioneer CD stereo with USB connectivity. An engine-turned bezel houses a 6k-rpm tachometer with an inset clock, a 100-mph speedometer, and gauges for oil pressure and coolant temperature. Gauges for fuel level and battery voltage are housed in the center of the dash.
The 6.6-liter V8 features a Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor. Recent service included replacing the air conditioning hard lines, installing a new compressor cycling switch, and charging the system with R134a. The last six digits of the engine identification stamp read 123160, which matches the last six digits of the VIN on the cowl and the door sticker. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Borg-Warner T10 four-speed manual transmission and a 3.23:1 limited-slip differential.