$17,900

general specifications

vehicle trim codes

Year:

  1979

  
exterior color code
19 Starlight Black
interior color code
19N Black Vinyl Deluxe

 

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   57,744
Engine:   400 ci V8
VIN:   2W87K9N136108
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Dan: 513.256.5543
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this gorgeous 1979 Trans Am in excellent restored condition and priced to sell. This Trans Am features a fully restored interior, a built Pontiac 400ci engine, and a fresh high quality Starlight Black paint job with new correct decals. This Trans Am was built for looks and performance and is an absolute blast to drive and gets tons of looks while cruising the streets. This Trans Am has no visible signs of rust and is very solid with great lines. It looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Trans Am that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. This Trans Am is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Starlight Black (19) over Black Vinyl Deluxe (19N) interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below, which is especially important for a black car since they hold such a premium. Please peruse all of the photos and video below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Trans Am really is.

As a side note, this Trans Am is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Pontiac, just give us a call.

 

model description
 


A new styling treatment to the front end was the most striking change for the 1979 Trans Am, laying back the nose at a 22-degree angle from the "Batmobile's" 16-degree angle for better aerodynamics. The Trans Am became a "bottom breather", picking up some fresh air for cooling at the bumper grilles, the remaining amount from underneath the front bumper. The traditional grille between the headlamps was gone, replaced by a pair mounted in the bumper pad extensions. The grilles were in a matte black and contained the turn signal/park lamp lenses in the upper outer corners. The now common four rectangular headlamps were each set in deep recesses, surrounded by low gloss bezels. The Pontiac crest continued to reside in the center of the front fascia.

In addition to the styling change, a bright spot to the front end restyle was a deeper front spoiler, now made of a flexible material rather than the hard plastic of the '77-78's. The change in material made it a bit more friendly to curb stones and parking lot dips. The spoiler actually was responsible for a major portion of the cooling air which was channeled to the radiator. Larger wheel air deflectors (or spats) were fitted, blending with the new spoiler.

The most drastic and best looking change to the rear had to be the tail lamp assemblies. The lamps now stretched corner to corner, with a hinged fuel filler door in the center. While this may seem enough of a change, the big news was that the tail lamps had a "blacked out" look; at least until the lights were activated, then the red was proudly broadcast. For 1979, this was major cool!

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Starlight Black exterior is in excellent restored condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, great shine, and smooth finish. This Trans Am was treated to a professional repaint within the last year with all new correct gold decals applied. Often many Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in excellent shape with no flaking or faded paint. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There may be some small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about two or five feet away. There are some light scratches on the driver's window. The tires have excellent tread left and are sized 255/60/15, The OEM snowflake wheels have been reconditioned in black which is an excellent compliment to he color scheme of this car. They have no curb rash and feature 4 new center caps and new lug nuts. All weather-stripping and window sweeps have recently been replaced. The weather-stripping is still new and stiff so it will take some force to close the doors until the weather-stripping relaxes a bit. The trunk has been recently painted and also has a new trunk mat. One may notice in the photos that the car does not have hood springs installed, though they are included with the car. This was an intentional choice made by the previous owner. Pontiac "Shaker" hoods are simply not as stiff as those from other F-Bodies because of the hole for the shaker. After repeated opening and closing the hood can actually start to deform and bow across the middle causing it not to fit the fender lines correctly. To alleviate this potential problem the previous owner decided to not use hood springs and installed a hood prop instead.  The factory hood hinges with the mounts for the hood springs are still on the car so the future owner could install the springs if he or she chooses.

This This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support show a "11 20 78" stamp, or November 20, 1978. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the second week of January, 1978 (01B). As one can imagine, if this Trans Am had ever sustained even a minor front end collision this part would have been repaired or replaced. The original stamping is great to see in tact.

The Trans Am looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The black deluxe vinyl interior of the Trans Am looks splendid. The seat covers have recently been replaced and are in excellent condition with no excessive wear, rips, or stains. The carpet has also been newly replaced and is great condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. The dash pad is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. An awesome stereo system was professionally installed in this Trans Am and sounds and works excellent. A JVC head unit with single CD was installed replacing the worn out original stereo and a 1700 watt 4 way Rockford Fosgate amp was mounted in the trunk. New 6x9 Rockford Fosgate speakers were installed in the rear deck and new 4" front speakers were installed in the front kick panels. The door panels were recently replaced and look new with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are new, solid and in tact. The headliner and package tray have also newly been replaced and are in great condition. All of the interior plastics are in excellent shape with nice texture, correct finish, and fastened in place. This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks and no aroma what so ever.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Trans Am appears to be in great mechanical condition. The Pontiac 400 engine in this Trans Am has been rebuilt and runs strong. This 400 Pontiac engine features: bored .60 over making it a 410 CID, flat top Federal Mogel forged pistons, Lunati Cam(with 490 lift), New 750 cfm Holley carb., Edelbrock intake, new HEI distributor with new 8mm wires, new fuel pump, etc. etc. The transmission in this TA is a rebuilt 400 turbo with mild shift kit. The exhaust is also new and features hooker headers and Flowmaster mufflers with 2.5" pipes with an "H" pipe. This TA also has competition engineering subframe connectors and adjustable traction bars. This Trans Am is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The brakes do not pull to one side or the other, stop as they should, and have recently been overhauled. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The aftermarket air cleaner base and chrome valve covers really set this car apart and freshen up the engine bay. A very nice set of auto meter silver faced gauges have been installed on the steering column and accurately read the rpm's, oil pressure, and running temperature of this incredible TA. There are a few items on the car that do not work such as the blower for heater and horn. Currently the emergency brake system is not hooked up on this TA, but the E brake pedal assembly does come with the car. This Trans Am has lots of power, handles well, and is so much fun to drive. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful day.

 

Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1979 Trans Am is in excellent restored condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. To find a black Trans Am in this condition for our asking price is nearly impossible to do and is a smart investment. Black Trans Am's always hold a premium over other colors. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector or the average enthusiast. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson and Mecum stars of the future. While the previous owner stated that he believed the mileage to be original, it is marked on the title as "Exceeds Limits." This is not very important for this car since it has been totally restored, but we try our best for full disclosure. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video
 
For an eleven minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and underside please visit:

http://youtu.be/Wca6JTOkt1Y .

Also, we have received some questions about some perceived smoke observed in the video with the car running. Please note that this is not burning oil, a blown head gasket, or smoke from the engine. When we shot the video with was about 30 degrees in the open shop and the what one may observe as smoke from the exhaust with the car running is really just steam/condensation. The same effect can be seen in our other videos from the same time such as this vehicle: http://youtu.be/pgfhcht792U .

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

 



 

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