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.By 1969 the Pontiac Firebird was a mere two
years old and had debuted to moderate success. 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 5,674 actual miles registering on its
odometer. 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. At the front of the body is a special
massive screaming chicken decal that rests on the hood. Above the
decal is the shaker hood that has the lettering T/A 6.6 on either
side. 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 you'll be greeted by an original
L78 6.6L 400ci V8. Due to emission standards, 1979 was the final
year that Pontiac offered all of its larger displacement engines.
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 you'll find a very well preserved silver leather interior
that features firm bucket seats. This is where you'll also see the
odometer that reads 5,675 miles. You can view this 1979 Pontiac
Trans-Am in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of
it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are
interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions
regarding it please call us at (303) 872-4722 or email us at
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