1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Why This Car Is Special
The Trans Am has established itself as a permanent American icon.
Production volume testifies that the Second-Gen Firebird was most
popular with consumers.
The beautiful Black 1979 Pontiac Trans Am we have at Skyway
Classics is a combination of beautiful styling, superb handling,
and strong Pontiac V-8 performance that makes It highly coveted by
collectors and performance traditionalists alike.
The '79 (5th digit of the Vin # is Z} code-PWH T/A 6.6 was
assembled using a No. XX481988 400 block, which featured a
4.12-inch bore. Its bottom end was filled with a 3.75-inch stroke
cast-iron crankshaft, while cast-aluminum pistons on cast-iron
connecting rods filled the cylinders. A 60-psi oil pump dispersed
lubricant and resided within a baffled six-quart oil pan.
A Special 800-cfm Rochester Quadrajet carburetor on a cast-iron
four-barrel intake manifold feeds a custom set of headers routing
spent gasses into a "Y" pipe and dual turbo mufflers before it
exits out the Rear. The net result of the effort is a rating of 250
horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 320 lb/ft of torque at 2,800 rpm.
Our engine looks as it did when it was built and sits in a very
clean and detailed engine compartment with the correct shaker hood
scoop, chrome valve covers, and power steering and power disc
Backing every T/A 6.6 engine throughout the '79 model year was an
11-inch clutch disc and pressure-plate assembly, and a Borg-Warner
Super T10 four-speed manual transmission with a First-gear ratio of
Because the WS6 Suspension Package was required with the W72
Performance Package that year, all Firebirds equipped with the T/A
6.6 received a 10-bolt rear axle filled with a 3.23:1 ratio gear
set, and new-for-the-year J65 rear disc brakes on either end.
Our 1979 TA great cloth Interior has bucket seats, center console
housing the 4-speed shifter, black simulated leather-wrapped
Formula steering wheel, and an engine-turned instrument panel
inlay, the standard Rally Gauge cluster which included both a clock
and tachometer, power windows, and air conditioning.
Our '79 model featured a freshly redesigned nose and tail sections,
both molded from a new, softer plastic material, front and rear
spoilers, and wheel opening spoilers, all covered in the sharp
gloss black exterior paint.
The front end sports quad headlamps recessed into individual
tunnels, while the blacked-out split grilles were repositioned
below the lamps; turn signal/running lamps were recessed into the
The tail panel appeared to be one continuous blacked-out unit with
the taillamp lenses flanking the centrally positioned fuel-filler
door, cloaked in matching trim.
It has air extractors on the front fenders as they had since the
'70 model, with T-tops and a large gold Firebird hood decal is on
Our Pontiac has specific springs and shock absorbers, stiffer
suspension bushings, a constant-ratio steering box, a larger rear
sway bar, and 15�8-inch aluminum Snowflake wheels with performance
BF Goodrich raised white letter tires.
The 1979 Pontiac Trans Am we have at Skyway Classics has the looks,
performance, and the optional packages that make the Trans Am into
what many already considered an excellent performer to exceptional,
propelling it toward supercar status.
Come see our 1979 Trans Am that could compete with virtually any
new vehicle on American roadways then, and is an icon now.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.