Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1979
• Very nice original condition
• Only 28,000 miles
• Original documentation, richly documented
• Special performance package
• Many options
• Air conditioning
The Pontiac Firebird was designed by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the automaker's platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1st generation was in production between 1967 and 1969. The 2nd generation was built from 1970 to 1981. The new front with four square headlamps was the main innovation for the 1977 Firebird as engine choices became more complex. It was also the year the Trans Am established itself as the car of the 1970s, when Burt Reynolds drove a black and gold special edition in the hit movie Smokey and the Bandit.
Pontiac put a new nose on the Firebird in 1979 with the four rectangular headlamps with their own housing and the lower split grille. The rear was also redesigned with blackout panels over the Formula and Trans Am taillights. The '79 Trans Am was nearly identical to the '78. It was also the last year for the beloved 403 cubic inch V8. In that year, a special silver 10-year anniversary edition of the Trans Am was sold.
This Trans Am is a beautiful original example. The Atlantis Blue paint is in a very neat and original condition. The same goes for the optional custom velor interior. There are many options available with the car.
Air conditioning applies here. This was a very expensive option at the time and therefore popular. The same goes for the Special Performance Package. This includes options such as; 4 disc brakes, wheels and a Special Handling Package (WS6). Car and Driver magazine named the Trans Am with the WS6 performance package the best driving car of 1979. During the bench testing period, the National Hot Rod Association rated the "T/A 6.6" W72 Pontiac 400 engine at 260-280 net horsepower, which was significantly higher than Pontiac's conservative 220 horsepower.
Electric windows were also an option. All of these options added up to over $2,100. Nowadays this is approximately equal to around € 8,600.
The Trans Am is very rich in original documentation. The original purchase invoice with the complete option list applies here. In addition, there are also the associated original manuals, papers and all maintenance invoices. In short, a folder full of documentation.
We can also arrange the export documents and transport for you. An insurance for 2 weeks is also possible!
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