With its numbers-matching V8, loaded interior, and truly iconic style, this 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is the kind of classic coupe that you'll love to drive, and you just know all eyes are on you everywhere you arrive.
The 1979 T/A is one of the few years where it all seems to have come together correctly. The front end not only has an aggressive point, but these later 2nd gens brought back the wide track look with the four individual headlight pods. The shaker hood, flared .....
fenders, side scoops, and three-piece rear spoiler all add to the powerful style. Plus, when you want true intimidation, the upgrade to a nice driver-ready shade of black does a terrific job of adding attitude and usability. And of course, the gold detail package really makes this coupe stand out. The Phoenix on the hood is so bold that it's to be feared, and all the rest of the lettering and logo deals look crisp against the glossy black. And keeping with the precious metal detail theme, the iconic snowflake 15-inch alloys look distinct in silver and black.
The interior shows off more of a well-invested style that wants to make this a better driver. You have upgraded cloth upholstery with the Trans Am logo embroidered into the headrests of the high-back bucket seats. There's more of the tweed-like cloth on the armrest and door panels for a uniform style. Power windows, power locks, and an upgraded AM/FM stereo with USB and Bluetooth deliver a comfortable driving experience. And there is a proper focus on the driver with a Grant sports steering wheel, a tilt column, and a sporty machine-turned dash panel full of clear round readouts.
The 403 cubic-inch V8 is the numbers-matching motor, and it has an authentic appearance right down to the factory shaker hood display piece. It has the good look of a well-respected powerhouse, and the way it fires up and runs reaffirms the quality. A three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and front discs make for an easy driver. Plus, the Trans Am had a reputation for being one of the best all-around handling sports cars in its class. This one continues to uphold that feeling with nice extras like an updated rear sway bar and wide BF Goodrich T/As.
You may want to restore the air conditioning or upgrade the exhaust to a full dual system, but the overall impression of this car is that it has the classic all-black Trans Am fun you love and a style that makes it easy to be a carefree driver. That makes for quite a fun classic. Call today!!!