1979 Pontiac Firebird 10th Anniversary Trans Am - One Owner - 500
Miles Showing - 403ci V8 - Automatic Transmission - Factory AC -
True Collector Piece 1979 was a big year for the Pontiac Trans Am.
Sales continued to grow to over the 200,000 mark, which was the
highest amount of vehicles sold since the model was first released
in 1969. In fact, over half of the Firebirds produced that year
were Trans Ams. Gone this year was the Firebird Batmobile like beak
front nose which was replaced with a redesigned Endura bumper. This
bumper style made the headlight treatment a pair of molded bezels.
The taillights were redesigned and given a blackout treatment.
Since 1979 was the 10th Anniversary of the Trans Am, Pontiac
commemorated the milestone with a 10th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Pontiac produced only 7500 of these cars that all featured special
paint treatment, graphics, and wheels to name a few details.
Featured here is a very clean example of the highly collectible
1979 Pontiac Firebird 10th Anniversary Trans Am. The paint finish
presents as original, and has been well maintained with only a few
small chips on the paint finish. The paint shines with a nice
luster. All the 10thAnniversary cars were fully optioned. The
silver and charcoal paint scheme came was met with an updated
super-bird graphic on the hood with wing tips that extended to the
tops of the fenders. This car rolls on the original specially
designed cast aluminum 15X8 turbo wheels with factory-correct
Goodyear Polysteel Radials. The interior is decorated in silver and
gray tones that match the exterior theme. The cabin has been well
maintained and shows very little wear on the upholstery or the
carpet. The special edition styling continues inside with
embroidered Firebird logos on the inside door panels and in the
center of the rear seat. A special leather-wrapped Formula steering
wheel is another nice option. This car came fully loaded featuring
a tilt steering column, power windows and locks, pulse wipers, air
conditioning, power seats, rear defogger, cruise control, and power
trunk release. The factory gauges are framed in engine-turned dash
treatment. The gauges are backlit in red, which was unique to the
10th Anniversary cars. The factory Delco AM/FM with an 8-track and
digital display, is still in place. We should mention that the sale
of this car even includes several 8-track tapes. The trunk is clean
and factory original, with the stowaway spare complete with the
factory inflator and the factory scissor-style jack. Under the hood
sits the 403cid Oldsmobile V8. The engine compartment has been kept
clean and left original. Power is transferred through a 3-speed
Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 automatic transmission to an 8.5 GM 10 bolt
Safe-T- Track differential with 2.73:1 gears. The underbody is in
its original unrestored condition. The floorboards are clean and
rust-free, and the gas tank was recently replaced. As an
Anniversary Trans Am this car came standard with the WS6 special
handling package, power four-wheel disc brakes, and power steering.
Also included in the sale of this very special Trans Am are a few
great collectibles; a Trans Am belt buckle, a 1:18 diecast metal
model, a vintage plastic model kit of the car, and several repair
manuals. The later 2nd generation Trans Ams like this one, have
remained popular since new. Low production 10th Anniversary cars
are even more collectible. This is a fun car to drive and is always
well-received at car shows and cruise-in events with smiles and
thumbs up! Please call if interested or e-mail with specific
questions. Thanks for looking.