There were over 117,000 Pontiac Firebirds produced in 1979, outselling the Chevy Camaro for the first time since its introduction in 1967. More than a few of those sold were due to the immense popularity of the Pontiac Trans Am driven by Burt Reynolds in the Smokey and the Bandit movies.
This 1979 Pontiac Trans Am miraculously has covered fewer than ten thousand miles from new. It is an unmolested survivor car with the same owner for its entire life. This Trans Am is well equipped with every possible option requiring a two-page-long window sticker. The numbers-matching optional Pontiac 400 V8 is under the hood as it was part of the W72 Performance Package, and is backed by the matching four-speed manual transmission.
The exterior of the Pontiac Trans Am wears its factory paint in Atlantis Blue that is still shiny, glossy, and smooth. Panel gaps are excellent throughout. There are no dents, dings, rust, or any cracking to be found. All of the original Trans Am decals are colorfast and free from cracking. The optional eight-inch-wide Snowflake wheels are in fantastic condition and wear recent raised white-letter radials. The glass is clean and clear, without any nicks or scratches. Weatherstrip is still pliable throughout the car.
Inside the Pontiac Trans Am, the light blue vinyl upholstery presents as new. The carpets show no wear or stains. The machine-turned aluminum instrument panel is brilliant, and the gauges are crystal clear. The odometer shows 9,924 miles. All the interior lights are still operational. Door panels are in exceptional condition. A period aftermarket radio has been fitted, but the dash was not cut or altered in any way. This Trans Am is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power locks, power windows, power trunk release, tilt wheel, rear defroster, and intermittent wipers.
Inside the Pontiac Trans Am engine bay, the 400 cubic-inch Pontiac V8 is nearly showroom fresh, with only a slight bit of dust present. The engine and all major components are original to the car, including vacuum hoses. the original stickers are still on the master cylinder and brake lines.
The trunk of the Pontiac Trans Am still contains the T-top bags, original floor mats, jack, tools, and collapsible spare with air bottle. The black felt mat and insulation pad are still in place. Trunk lights are still functioning, as is the power trunk release.
Very well preserved is the Pontiac Trans Am undercarriage. Stampings can be seen on the fuel tank, rear end, and drive shaft. The exhaust is also original, with GM stamps visible. There is no corrosion to be found, and the sheet metal is all clean. The WS6 performance package came with four-wheel disc brakes, bigger sway bars, firmer bushings and springs, and better shocks.
This Pontiac Trans Am is accompanied by all the books and manuals, point of sale materials, paperwork, order forms, window sticker, invoice, loan papers, build sheets, and two-page window sticker.
This stunning, low-mile 1979 Pontiac Trans Am T-Top is being offered by Volo Auto Sales for $99,998.