For Sale: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in St. Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

Hard to find W72 400ci V8/4-speed Special Edition Trans Am! One of only 1,107 ever produced for 1979! Super clean and exceptionally solid throughout! Factory black cloth interior, air conditioning, WS6 Performance Package, power windows & locks, and much more! All numbers matching and priced to sell quickly!

Some would argue that the Trans Am era came to an end in 1979, the last year the big motors were available. The high horsepower output of the Pontiac 400ci or the impressive torque of the Oldsmobile 403 would both be off the menu come 1980. This makes the 1979 Pontiac Trans Am a very prominent car to consider for any sports car collection!

Offered here is a Van Nuys, California built 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Y84 Special Edition WS6 T-op Coupe finished in factory correct Starlight Black (19L19U) over code correct Custom Black Lombardy II & Hobnail Cloth interior (19B). Powered by its number's matching L78 6.6L 400ci V8-4bbl producing a factory estimated 220 horsepower and strong 320 lb. ft. of torque, Borg Warner T10 4-speed manual transmission, and 3.23 Safe-T-Track rear axle ratio!

Factory options include highly sought-after WS6 Special Performance Package providing 4-wheel disc brakes, 15x8" dished snowflake alloy wheels, larger sway bars, and stiffer springs! Additional options include factory air conditioning, removable glass T-top roof panels, super cooling radiator, heavy duty battery, power windows & locks, remote trunk lid release, tilt steering column, rear window defrost, custom trim group & color-keyed seat belts, all Soft-Ray tinted glass, remote driver mirror, lamp group, factory acoustical insulation, and updated JVC AM/FM/Cassette radio with power antenna!

It was recently restored professionally with superb exterior paint, all new graphics, new weather stripping, while retaining the correct original cloth interior upholstery, door panels, dash, and carpet. The overall caliber of the body structure is remarkable!! From the door fitment, panel gaps, factory spot welds, etc., this is exactly the way you wish to find these classic examples! It retains the original LOF window glass and T-tops.

The number's matching engine retains its original WH-coded block, 6X heads, factory intake & exhaust manifolds, Rochester Quadrajet carburetion, proper air inlet tubing, heat shields, and more! The air conditioning system was retrofitted for R134a refrigerant. The entire suspension system was rebuilt with new shocks, ball joints, sway bar bushings, end links, and tie rod ends in 2002. Wearable items like the brakes, upgraded true dual exhaust system, fuel pump, and cooling system were all serviced as needed over the years. The snowflake wheels were recently fitted with new BF Goodrich Radial T/A white-letter tires measuring 225/70R15 in March 2021, along with new idler arm, engine mounts, and rear shocks. The brake system has been fully flushed and renewed with new fluid, as has the engine oil and filter.

Today, the car is showing 7,525 miles on the odometer which we believe to be 107,525, but will be sold mileage exempt due to age and the recent mechanical restoration. It runs and drives as good as it looks! In the carpeted trunk remain a Space-Saver spare, and GM/Fisher T-top storage bags. Also included with this Special Edition Trans Am will be the factory owner's manual, scheduled maintenance booklet, partial build sheet, and PHS documentation!

This car delivered new at Markquart Motors Inc. in Eau Claire, WI in late December 1978 just in time for Christmas! Having the rare Y84 Special Edition package combined with the desirable W72 engine RPO make this car exceptionally rare! Considering only 1,107 were ever produced like it! Factor in the host of accessories, WS6 Performance Package & air conditioning, and you have a very rare vehicle indeed. Please feel free to call with questions, and act quickly! We don't expect this one to last very long! We look forward to working with you!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • Listing ID:CC-1461930
  • Price:$69,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird Trans Am
  • Exterior Color:Starlite Black
  • Interior Color:Black Cloth
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:7525
  • Stock Number:S3655
  • VIN:2W87Z9L138104

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St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114