• Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: SE
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 6,482
  • VIN: 2W87K9N141479
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 403 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE Description

The popularity of "Smokey and the Bandit" meant everyone was trying to get their hands on a black-on-black T/A. But when you go for one that has been given a superior restoration, including performance rebuild of the V8, you can truly run hard from Atlanta to Texarkana in this slick black 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.As a real-deal Y84 Special Edition T/A, this one nails the Bandit look in every way that matters. You can tell there was plenty of time and money invested in a professional respray so that the modern clearcoat helps it earn its Starlight Black name. Plus, the iconic hood bird looks so bold that it's to be feared, and all the lettering on every side is crisp and clear against the midnight paintjob. Matching this gold accent package are of course, the legendary snowflake 15-inch alloys."Black is beautiful," is the first thing Burt Reynolds said when he saw his Trans Am in the Bandit sequel, and this interior follows that line perfectly. The high back vinyl bucket seats look factory fresh, and they have the kind of all-day comfort that would keep you happy bootlegging beer all across the South. The carpets, door panels, center console, and every other key dark piece of this car have all been expertly preserved or replaced so this T/A retains its full dark luster. But this Trans Am doesn't just feel like midnight inside. Just like the exterior trim, there are plenty of bright spots. The driver gets to sit behind factory the sports steering wheel with the gold three-spoke design. And beyond that is the machined aluminum dash that came on these upper-class Trans Ams. You'll notice this has all the correct gauges, right down to the clock/tach combo. So this is the right kind of performance presentation to get your heart racing the moment you turn the key.Under the hood is the original numbers-matching 403 cubic-inch V8. It has an authentic appearance right down to the blue block and bold factory shaker hood. But this correct presentation hides this coupe's real secret. The V8 was fully rebuilt a few hundred miles ago, and that involved a ton of new components. It includes pistons, Comp Cams mild camshaft, bearings, alternator, Champion aluminum radiator, rebuilt original four-barrel carburetor, and much more. That means this V8 is not only more powerful than before, but it also has the kind of reliability you love to have if you drive your classics. The upgrades also add more bass to the dual exhaust as you hustle down the road. The Trans Am has a reputation for not only being quick, but also as one of the best all-around handling sports cars of its day. You'll see in included build sheet that this one comes with some great features, including the Positraction rear end and front & rear stabilizer bars. Plus, this one has long-haul comfort, thanks to a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes.Take some time going over the maintenance records, restoration receipts, restoration photos, and the aforementioned build sheet. It will show you a classic T/A that was ordered with all the right features, and better still, all the ones you love have either been preserved or enhanced. That's why we know this Trans Am like is a hot commodity. Call now!!