$15,900

general specifications

vehicle trim codes

Year:

  1979

  
exterior color code
50 Solar Gold
interior color code
19N Black Vinyl Deluxe

 

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   35,580
Engine:   301 ci V8
VIN:   2W87W9N151990
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 1979 Trans Am which is in excellent condition and priced to sell with only 35,575 original miles. This Trans Am is in great condition featuring beautiful paint with correct decals, an original interior that is in very nice shape, and original refinished 7"snowflake wheels. This Trans Am is very rare with the 301 V8 and 4-speed manual transmission combination and is only 1 of 1590 ever produced with this driveline. This Trans Am has no visible 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 Solar Gold over Black deluxe vinyl interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, stating the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos and video below to get a true sense of clean and nice 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!

As a side note, this Pontiac is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our vehicles 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 Firebird, just give us a call.

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Solar Gold exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a nice gloss, terrific shine, and smooth finish. The decals are in virtually perfect condition and the hood bird is not faded or discolored at all. The nose crest emblem is brand new, faded emblems are a very common problem on this era Firebird. 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 are small chips on the very lower body behind the tires and may be some other small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. The tires are brand new sized 245/60/15 and the snowflake wheels are OEM originals that are refinished and look amazing with no curb rash, with 4 new center caps and new lug nuts. The trunk is very solid and clean; it comes with the spare tire, lug wrench, jack base and a new trunk mat.

This This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support show a "2 14 79" stamp, or February 14, 1979. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the fourth week of February, 1979 (02D). 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the door glass and rear glass are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the fourth week of February, 1979 (02D). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Driver: NA - "N" denotes January and "A" denotes 1979 meaning the driver's side window was made in January of 1979.

Passenger: CJ - "C" denotes November and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the passenger's side window was made in January of 1978.

Rear: XA - "X" denotes February and "A" denotes 1979 meaning the rear window was made in February of 1979.

 

Interior

The black deluxe vinyl interior of this Trans Am looks splendid. The original seat covers are in excellent condition with no excessive wear, rips, stains, or seam splits. Please note that these appear to be the original factory seats, not some cheap aftermarket replacement seat covers in non original material. The carpet is in good condition overall though it does show a bit of wear in a few areas, but as one can see in the photos it is not very noticeable at all and covered by the floor mats. The dash cap is in good condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. New window cranks and door lock pulls were just added to finish off the interior. A newer Pioneer indash CD player was professionally installed in this Trans Am and sounds and works excellent with newer 6x9 speakers. All of the interior lights and gauges work as they should with the obvious exception of the clock. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner and package tray are both in good condition with no warping, sagging, or fading. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever. Also, please note that as one can see in the photos the pedal pads show wear consistent for a car with about 35,000 miles. Firebird interiors are not know to wear well and the excellent condition of this mostly original interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life.

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


Mechanical

This Trans Am is in excellent mechanical condition with only 35,575 original miles. The mechanics and the way this car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. The car has surprising power and quickness. 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 car shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. Dynomax mufflers were added and the catalytic converter removed, which gives this TA a nice rumble as one can hear in the video and adds to the cars peppiness. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, wipers, and blower for the heater work as they should. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. This is a factory non AC car which also adds to the rarity of the car and also leaves the engine compartment and firewall looking more clean and tidy. This Trans Am has surprising power and handles very well. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful day rowing through the gears.

 

Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1979 Trans Am is in excellent driver condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The originally, low miles, and rare option package make this Trans Am especially desirable and difficult to duplicate. 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 stars of the future. 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/G1yNxVG0bnQ .



Please note in the video that the car was cold when started and we did not warm it up as one can see with the temperature gauge.

vehicle pictures

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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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