1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Blue
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.