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 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
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Model:Firebird Trans Am
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