1979 Pontiac Trans Am with a 1968 Ponitac 400 big block w/ stroker Kit, 500+ hp, Aluminum intake, Stainless steel custom headers. aluminum radiator with electric fan. Electric transmission fan cooler. overdrive transmission designed for 1000 Hp, FORD 9" rear end with 488 gears. Wilwood performance disc brakes. Tubular upper and lower control arms, front and rear sway bars. Weld in frame connectors. Adjustable front coil over shocks, adjustable gas rear shocks, 3' exhaust with flow master mufflers, electric cutouts. Adjustable knob for rear brake drifting. Re-upholstered interior seats, doors panels, headliner. B&M shifter. 18' YEAR ONE RACING WHEELS. Custom alpine stereo with amp and sub-woofers. This car was built and designed very similar to the YEAR ONE modern EDITION style bandit Trans AM.
The Pick of the Day is a dead ringer for the coupe driven by Burt Reynolds in ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ golden hood eagle, T-tops and all
Car was a ’76 model disguised with ’77 sheetmetal for a Pontiac sales brochure, and was supposed to have been destroyed
This is the 19th in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is a standout collectible muscle car, a low-mileage original described as being in pristine condition
Pontiac Trans Am approaches its 50th anniversary
The Pick of the Day provides the answer with what seems to be a clean, all-original Pontiac
Michael Fux IROC Collection on the docket at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction
William Leland III, the great-great nephew of Cadillac founder Henry Leland, ordered this 1979 Trans Am in 1978 after his father agreed to co-sign for the loan.
Imagine buying a new muscle car – something iconic and inherently cool – only to hardly ever drive it and leave it largely untouched.