• 17,778-mile time capsule that's benefitted from light comestic restoration
  • 1 of only 1,817 1979 Trans Ams equipped with Pontiac's final W72 V8
  • Original 400 cubic inch V8
  • Original 4-speed manual transmission
  • Original 10-bolt posi / Correct 3.23 gears
  • Power steering
  • 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Delco Air conditioning
  • Fresh paint and decals
  • WS6 suspension
  • Copy of original Build Sheet
  • Original Window Sticker

Limited production classics commemorating significant milestones are pretty much a no brainer when it comes to collectability. Add that status to the already desirable second generation Trans Am, and you've definitely got something special! The late 1970s could be considered an age of enlightenment for pony car enthusiasts, as many realized amazing rides like this 17,778-mile 10th Anniversary Trans Am would be valuable assets if correctly stewarded. One of the last 1,817 cars fitted with Pontiac's top-option W72/4-speed combo, this fully documented coupe is a largely original show queen that's been restored as needed. Looking for a fun place to park your money? Look no further than this handsome F-Body!

FLY THE COLORS!

Beginning life at GM's Van Nuys manufacturing facility, and meeting its first owner at Scott-Preusee Inc. in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, this pristine Pontiac is the beneficiary of light restoration that was conducted by a Trans Am connoisseur. During that detail, the car's straight and solid body was fully repainted and decked in fresh decals. And today, this rarity rolls as a super clean collector car that would be equally at home on the green of a high-end show or the floor of a first class museum!

Not as 'loud' as the Gold Special Edition Trans Am, and not quite as menacing as the Black Special Edition Trans Am, this silver 10th Anniversary car combines typical Pontiac attitude with a refined look that was way ahead of its time. Up front, pliable urethane centers black-trimmed headlights above dual grilles that, while still instantly identifiable as Pontiac, give the car a much more aggressive face. Behind that bumper, a traditional Shaker Hood proudly displays “T/A 6.6”, denoting the car's rare and optional W72 Pontiac engine. Behind that hood, anniversary car-exclusive T-tops shade Soft Ray glass, color-keyed mirrors and chrome door handles. Beneath those handles, familiar wheel spoilers frame requisite air extractors. And at the back of the car, a contoured deck spoiler caps blacked out taillights and polished side-splitter exhaust tips.

W72

Pop the hood and you'll find an original Pontiac W72 V8 that, like all 1979 W72s, was exclusive stock from Pontiac's 1978 discontinuation of the engine. Thanks to government mandated emissions standards, performance had almost been legislated out of existence. That left the Trans Am suffering a bit of an identity crisis. This 'bird's “PWH” branded V8 combined the largest muscle car engine you could buy with Pontiac's proven “6X” head design to create one of the fastest pony cars on the market. At the top of the mill, a big 4-barrel carburetor rides under a familiar Trans Am shaker. Below that carb, bright GM Corporate Blue is a result of the car's recent engine-out detail. Around that glow, a clean bay is covered in a smooth coat of GM Satin Black. All the hard parts around the motor, from the vintage brake booster to the Delco Air climate control, appear to be factory-spec. And naturally, the engine wears a correct 481988 casting number behind a matching 160431 partial VIN.

FRESH BUT AUTHENTIC

Beneath this Trans Am, a clean and solid undercarriage tells the story of 39 years of excellent caretaking. Behind the engine, an original Borg Warner T10 4-speed hangs a correct 1304065903 casting number beneath a January 11th, 1979 assembly date and a matching 160431 partial VIN. That trusted transmission funnels torque through an original 10-bolt axle that's finished with a correct “PP” assembly stamp, a correct G80 posi and correct, 3.23 gears. That drivetrain rides a correct WS6 suspension, which aligns larger sway bars, better shocks and better springs with tighter steering and power-assisted discs. At the middle of the car's solid, original floors, an original Y-pipe deletes an original cat in favor of fresh Walker tailpipes and factory replacement mufflers. And power meets the pavement through machined wheels, which twist 225/70R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around red bird center caps.

SILVER = SUCCESS

Inside this Trans Am, an original, 10th Anniversary-exclusive interior looks fantastic and, in our opinion, rivals the Ivory laden Chevelles of the late '60s and early '70s as one of GM's best efforts. Firm and comfortable seats are nice metallic pieces that have the liquid-cool appearance of wet paint, and Cadillac-supplied shag carpet looks great. Between those seats, a clean console plants chrome power window switches behind a chrome Hurst shifter. At the front of the car, an engine-turned instrument panel frames crystal clear gauges above factory climate control and correct, Cadillac-sourced audio. And in front of the driver, an attractive Formula Steering Wheel tops an optional, tilting column.

PROVENANCE

The sale of this low-mileage Poncho includes both its original Window Sticker and a copy of its original Build Sheet. Here's a partial list of equipment printed on the car's Build Sheet.

* AK1: Deluxe belt and shoulder harnesses
* AU3: Electric door locks
* A31: Power windows
* A51: Bucket seats
* A90: Power deck lid
* B37: Front and rear floor mats
* B89: Black reveal moldings
* CC1: Removable roof hatches
* CD4: Pulse windshield wipers
* C49: Electric rear window defogger
* C60: Air conditioning
* D35: Exterior sport mirrors
* D80: Rear decklid spoiler
* F41: Rear stabilizer bar
* GU5: 3.23 gears
* G80: Posi-traction rear end
* J65: 4-wheel disc brakes
* L78: 400 cubic inch V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor
* M21: 4-speed transmission
* NK3: Formula steering wheel
* N33: Tilt steering wheel
* N90: Gray Turbo Flow aluminum wheels
* QGR: 225/70R15 white letter tires
* TR9: Lamp Group
* U17: Instrument panel gauges (tachometer and clock)
* U35: Electric clock
* U75: Power antenna
* WS4: Trans Am
* WS6: Special Performance Package
* WV7: Charcoal graphics
* W72: Performance Package
* Y89: Silver Special Edition
* 15I: Gray Silver Anniversary trim
* 15X: Big 4 M/Gray

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VEHICLE SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* A copy of the car's original Build Sheet
* An original Owner's Manual
* Original factory accessory literature
* An original Warranty Booklet
* An original Window Sticker
* Service records
* Door decals

We've featured many of these 10th Anniversary Trans Ams and, without exception, they've all sold very quickly. There's a devoted following who knows these are underrated classics, and pristine, mostly-original cars are becoming exceptionally difficult to find. With its all-Pontiac motor, stellar aesthetics and substantial documentation, this rare Trans Am is an excellent collectable that has tremendous potential upside!

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HIGHLIGHTS

* 17,778-mile time capsule that's benefitted from light comestic restoration
* 1 of only 1,817 1979 Trans Ams equipped with Pontiac's final W72 V8
* Original 400 cubic inch V8
* Original 4-speed manual transmission
* Original 10-bolt posi / Correct 3.23 gears
* Power steering
* 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Delco Air conditioning
* Fresh paint and decals
* WS6 suspension
* Copy of original Build Sheet
* Original Window Sticker

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