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THE 1979 MODEL PONTIAC FIREBIRD "TRANS AM' WAS THE SINGLE, MOST POPULAR VERSION OVER ANY OTHER YEAR - EVER BUILT - BY PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION.  ONLY THE 'W-72' PONTIAC MOTORS DESIGNATED "T.A. 6.6" ON THE AIR CLEANER, CARRIED THE HIGH HORSE ' PERFORMANCE PACKAGE ' W-72 400 CUBIC INCH V-8 , AND WERE ATTACHED TO A FOUR SPEED TRANSMISSION.
ACTUAL PRODUCTION NUMBERS ARE: ONLY 2,917 BUILT  WITH THE PONTIAC 400 CUBIC INCH V8, FOUR-SPEED AND THE CORRECT FACTORY 'FISHER' T-TOPS ( NOTE: 30,728 BASE MOTOR OLDS 403'S WERE SOLD WITH T-TOPS). (NEW INFORMATION HAS JUST SURFACED):

 

THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 2,485  '79'S BUILT WITH THE WS6 "4-WHEEL DISC BRAKE / HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION PACKAGE" AND 6.6. LITER 400 CUBIC INCH V8 WITH A FOUR SPEED.**   


SO, WHAT WE CAPTURED HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL 36,369 MILE, ONE-LADY-OWNED CAR LOADED WITH OPTIONS. OUR "T.A. 6.6/ W-72 "Z" CODE " TRANS AM HAS BEEN RECENTLY REFINISHED IN BC/CC EURETHANE IN IT'S ORIGINAL COLORS OF "CAMEO WHITE" WITH ORIGINAL "BLACK LEATHERETTE STANDARD" BUCKET SEATS. IT IS FURTHER OPTIONED WITH FACTORY FISHER BODY T-TOPS WITH ORIGINAL VINYL STORAGE BAGS, THE "SCREAMING CHICKEN" HOOD DECAL (AN ORIG. $95 OPTION), LAMP GROUP, H.D. BATTERY,  FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING, 4-SPEED TRANSMISSION W/ HURST SHIFTER, POWER STEERING, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS, TILT WHEEL, LEATHER WRAPPED FORMULA STEERING WHEEL, 8-TRACK PLAYER WITH FACTORY REAR SPEAKERS, RWL B.F. GOODRICH RADIAL TIRES, "HIDE-A-SPARE" (SPACE SAVER) COMPLETE WITH ORIG. INFLATOR BOTTLE, ENGINE DRESS KIT, REAR-WINDOW DEFROSTER WITH LIGHTED SWITCH, COLOR CODED DUAL MIRRORS WITH DRIVERS REMOTE, PLUS ALL THE USUAL TRAPPINGS LIKE THE "SHAKER HOOD SCOOP", FRONT AIR DAM, REAR SPOILER, SIDE GROUND EFFECTS, OPTIONAL "RADIAL TUNED SUSPENSION"  OVERSIZED SWAY BARS AND COIL SPRINGS. THEN YOU HAVE THE "HONEYCOMB" SILVER ALUMINUM WHEELS, 21 GAL. FUEL TANK, GAUGE PACKAGE WITH 'ENGINE TURNED' DASH W/ 6500 RPM TACH ,VELOUR TRUNK MAT, HIDE-A-SPARE AND SPORT CONSOLE. THIS VEHICLE LIST PRICED NEW AT $9214.45.
RECENTLY BACK FROM THE RESTORATION SHOP WHERE IT WAS DETAILED, COMPLETELY TUNED, SERVICED NEW HOT WEATHER THERMOSTAT ADDED & OIL CHANGED. IT COMES WITH A SET OF MATS. IT ALSO HAS A SET OF MANUALS INCLUDING THE 'FIREBIRD' OWNERS MANUAL, "HIDE-A-SPARE" BROCHURE, DELCO STEREO BROCHURE, 1979 G.M. SCHEDULE ON GASOLINE, AND EVEN A "SPECIAL EDITION - SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT " DVD MOVIE FEATURING THE '78 FIREBIRD T/A. 
 P.H.S. (PONTIAC HISTORICAL SERVICES) DOC'S WERE PURCHASED, ARE IN-HOUSE AND MATCH THE CAR.
WE HAVE JUST RESTORED THE UNDERCARRIAGE, REBUILT ALL THE BRAKES ($800) AND RESTORED THE DOOR DECALS (NOT SHOWN). HOWEVER, IT IS NOT 'CONCOURS' CONDITION.
DO NOT COMPARE THIS CAR TO THE RUN-OF-THE-MILL, 'USED-UP' T/A'S OUT THERE. THE BUILD IS SO LOW ON THIS CAR IT CANNOT BE COMPARED.
  THIS CAR BOOKS OUT IN N.A.D.A. COLLECTABLE GUIDE AT $44,400 AND THEN ACHIEVES 'EXTRA VALUE' IN ALL THE EVALUATION BOOKS, NOT ONLY FOR THE P.H.S. DOC'S BUT, THE LARGER ENGINE, BUT, 4-SPEED, AC. AND 'SPEC. EDITION' WS-6 PACKAGE. WE PRICED IT FOR CONDITION AND TO MAKE IT THE BEST BUY OUT THERE. IT HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY,  HERE IN OUR MUSEUM, FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS. IT'S TIME TO GO! SOLD-SOLD-SOLD

NOTE: THE RARE 'WS-6' PERFORMANCE PACKAGE NOT ONLY INCLUDED THE 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES BUT, 3:23 REAR (BETTER GAS MILEAGE), LARGER SWAY BARS, TIGHTER STEERING BOX, GR70-15 RWL TIRES AND 15X8" SNOWFLAKE WHEELS AND DOOR HANDLE DECALS STATING '4-WHEEL DISC' - NOT SHOWN IN PIX

 


 

(**DOCUMENTED BY P.H.S. DOC'S AND TRANS-ZAM.COM).




NOTE: THE RARE 'WS-6' PERFORMANCE PACKAGE NOT ONLY INCLUDED THE 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES BUT, 3:23 REAR (BETTER GAS MILEAGE), LARGER SWAY BARS, TIGHTER STEERING BOX, GR70-15 RWL TIRES AND 15X8" SNOWFLAKE WHEELS AND DOOR HANDLE DECALS STATING '4-WHEEL DISC' - NOT SHOWN IN PIX

 


THE STORY:

  The Pontiac Firebird began it's life in 1967 as a fancier , more expensive version of Chevrolet's Camaro. It is considered Detroit's 'Oldest Warrior' as it is the only Muscle car that had been in dealer brochures consistently for over 30 years. By 1969, John DeLorean, Pontiac's General Manager, spearheaded the Trans Am model. They only sold 689 Hardtop's and 8 Convertible's in the beginning  but, as the years progressed the TRANS AM Model dramatically increased in Stature and Popularity- thanks, in part, to it's Powerful Engine, Great Handling and Aggressive Styling. In reverse, they also reached a plateau and stalled in value in the early 90's to late 90's as the styling was so ADVANCED, the car really didn't 'look' like an 'antique car' for many years. When 1977 came about Burt Reynold's released his 'SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT" movie and that Box Office Smash Hit , coupled with the Trans Am's Street Image , single handedly secured this Pontiac's place as a Milestone in Automotive History. It is said to have left dealer's showroom's like heat seeking missles. Nearly killed-off by General Motors on several occasions, the T/A soldiered on well into the 80's and 90's..... though emasculated in power. It was the only Muscle car that survived Recession's, Legislative Lunacy and multiple Gas Crisis' ........finally even seeing the Chevrolet Camaro, at one time, in it's rearview mirror. 

The First Generation Pontiac Trans Am's were first available in 1969 and came with an 'optional handling package' called the "Trans Am Performance and Appearance Package". It was actually named after the S.C.C.A. ( Sports Car Club of America) Race Series. That option cost an amazing $725 in 1969. Due to the fact the name was used without permission the S.C.C.A. filed a lawsuit against General Motors which was subsequently settled. GM agreed to pay S.C.C.A. $5.00 for every T/A sold ($585,540  in 1979 alone). The 1979 Model considered The Second Generation (1970-1981) is also given extra value as a 'special'  collectable due to the fact it is a 10th Anniversary Edition commemorating 10 years of Trans Am Production. It actually cost $500 more than it's '78 counterpart.

 Noteworthy :

Car & Driver wrote: "It will not pass this way again" Jan. Issue on 1979 6.6 TransAm, Article on high-horse V8's matched to 4-speeds- the LAST 400's c.i. built!

 Pontiac dropped ALL of it's large displacement engines after this year.

Only the 400 c.i. W-72 motor carried the "6x.4 350 heads" which created higher compression.

Pontiac did issue a special 'Silver Anniversary Edition' with Silver Exterior and Interior this same year but, very few carried the 6.6.

Most of the Trans Am's also advertised & carried a "Body By Fisher" plaque on the door jam sill plate as Pontiac wanted buyers to believe they were still buying a 'custom-made body built by old-timers'. Ironically, on this car , the Ground Effects, Spoilers, and T-Tops installed after regular production, made that a reality.

The Firebird was one of the Longest Lasting American "Muscle Cars" in History

The Trans Am in 2002 and Firebird met it's demise in 2004, though it still lived-on to be used in the IROC Racing Series.

All of the above adds to it's LOW BUILD , mystique and collectability.

VIN # 2W87 Z 9N113822 = PONTIAC DIVISION, TRANS AM, 2DR. COUPE, 400 V8, 1979, BUILT IN NORWOOD OHIO . ALL STATS VERIFIED BY PONTIAC (P.H.S.)

TRIM TAG: 79 10C 2FS87N BODY#, 19R 11K 11U . L  AS1 CC A31 WS4 BL 360639 = 1979  BORN OCT. 3RD WEEK, PONTIAC FIREBIRD  2- DR BORN IN NORWOOD, OHIO WITH BLACK STANDARD BUCKETS IN CAMEO WHITE TOP & BOTTOM IN LACQUER WITH FISHER T-TOPS,POWER WINDOWS AND AS A TRANS AM. THE '2ND' INTERIOR COLOR WAS BLACK. FACT SOURCE: PONTIAC HISTORICAL SERVICES, PONTIAC; STANDARD CATALOG BY KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS, 2GTA.COM AND WWW.78TA.COM