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1979 Pontiac Trans Am

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Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
Year: 1979
Type: T-Tops
Color: Black
Mileage: 65,438
Engine: Pontiac 400
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Special Edition
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Pontiac Trans Am for sale

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I'm selling my 1979 Trans Am that I bought from a mechanic that acquired the car from a mechanical lien.  My intent was to fix the minor issues and keep the car for a while and have some fun.  My wife has decided to quit her job and pursue an unforeseen entrepreneurial business in the midst of the purchase of my beautiful TA project.  We have a baby and a house to restore.  I can not fund everything so the TA has to go.  On top of that. I have been keeping the cat at a friends home garage.  Her son needs the space.  I no longer have a convient place to keep the car and has to be our of there by the end of the month.  So if you want one of these cars at a great price???  Make me an offer I can't refuse.  Inspections from independent appraiser  are welcomed just contact me and we'll set it up.

This was a mid west car and is now located in New Orleans. It is a real SE Special Edition 4 speed car.  1 of 1107 made that year. This car has its original "Z" coded engine and heads with a 1st and fresh rebuild.  It was bored 30 over with flat top pistons and a Thumper Comp cam.  The transmission is not original and came out of a 1977 Trans Am.  The date code on the transmission is 6-14-77.  The transmission is a Super T 10 Bourg Warner with a fresh rebuild as well.  The Carb is a 800cfm Rochester that has been rebuilt/refinished and the OEM factory carb for this engine set up. These carbs are very rare and expensive.  WS6 package with factory 8" wheels.  The T tops on the car are off a 1978 Gold edition.  They have a mirror gold tint and spectacular to look at.  I have the original build sheet and PHS documentation.  
The good.  The car runs and drives great.  The car didn't have any cancer rust on it anywhere.  Only surface rust under the decals.  The car was stripped to metal and brought back to this amazing finish.  It sounds amazing.   Just had an alignment done.  It looks fantastic and turns heads everywhere you go.  A/C works. windows work but a little slow despite new rollers and motor and all other essentials work as well.  Has the original 4 flue radiator. OEM T-top covers. Jack and attachments. Space saver  spare tire. and inflator bottle  The car has been freshly polished and detailed.  It has a mirror finish.  It drives fantastic. handles great. and the tires hook up well.  I've driven this on a few long drives with no issues.   From 2500 rpms on this car screams and pins you back in the seat.  The 4 speed shifts extremely well and is super fun to drive!!!
The bad.   Despite new rubber seals on windows the t-tops leak at the door glass. despite new latch assemblies and actuators the door locks don't work all the time.  There are some minor flaws in the paint.  Such as with almost every car of this style that has the original bumpers. the paint will start a hair line crack around the corners. and there are some very minor scratches from storage and people wiping dirt off the car but you really have to look for them.  The speedometer does not work.  It has a new cable and cable gear but I think the tail shaft has to come off  and replace the shaft drive to make the speedometer work.  It's showing 65k miles and is obviously not the right miles. but judging from the foot peddles and it being the first bore on the engine it's probably not that far off.   The car came factory with the chrome door molding and has three or four holes down the side for the molding that you can barely see. I have the molding but think the car looks much better without.  The A/C compressor needs a rear mounting bracket.
The car has been restored and from a 1-10 and being a particular car guy. I'd give it a 8. 5.  It is a show car that you can have fun with!!  You may not ever have another chance to buy one at this price!!!
I have some pictures of the restoration upon request.
List of new parts
A/C System replacedAlternatorWater PumpBeltsAll bushing on the car  Body. suspension. ect. Brake linesWindshieldWindshield wiper motor and washer pumpWindows.  motors. glass and rollersDoor. hood. trunk and T-top rubber gasketsDoor latch assembliesLock actuatorsEngine wiring harnessDash wiring harnessDigital Old Style look radio with input jack and new speakersCarpet Camel Hobnail cloth interior Door panelsHeadlinerRear differential has new ring and pinion limited slip 3:42 gears. bearing and seals.   255/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radialsAll steering components Brake lines. calibers. booster and rotorsMcLeod Street/Strip clutch and Throwout bearingSummit Billet Steel Fly wheelU jointsHigh output coil and wiresCeramic Shorty Headers2" Dual "X" pipe exhaustI'm sure I'm missing a lot.  I think you get the picture.  The car was finished from a full restoration about a year ago.  I have pictures of the restoration upon request.

INDEPENDENT APPRAISAL IS WELCOMED   VEHICLE IS AS/IS.   BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKUP.  I will assist with pickup for transportation if needed.

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