Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it
is special or rare and because we like it.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this documented
and numbers matching 1979
Y84 Special Edition (SE) Trans Am in excellent driver condition with
the WS6 package. It looks great, runs terrifically, and is a nice driver. This Trans Am has been a west coast car its entire
life and was delivered new to Paul Snider Pontiac in Sacramento,
California. The market on Special Edition Trans Am's is absolutely
red hot right now and continues to rise. This Trans Am is totally solid with great lines. This is an excellent
opportunity to own a classic Y84 "Smokey and the Bandit" 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.
Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below
to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really is. This Trans Am is
finished in the beautiful and sought-after color combination of
Starlight Black with SE decals over Black Cloth
interior. This is the most desired and appealing color
combination available on these second generation Trans Am's. Please
peruse all of the photos, video, and other information
below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really is.
There is a wealth of original documentation that comes with
this Trans Am. Most importantly to verify all of the highly
sought-after and rare options, the original build sheet is
include with the car and pictured below. Thankfully the
previous owners were very diligent with maintenance and kept
very detailed records. Included with the car and pictured
below is an extensive maintenance log starting in October of
1980. Also included is a receipt for $3,158.18 for a
complete engine rebuild and a receipt for $1,095.45 for a
transmission rebuild. The original owners manual, is also
still with the car.
Please note that this Trans Am
is "numbers matching." That means that the engine in the car
is original and the same unit that was installed at the
factory. The last six digits of the VIN, 139222, are stamped
on the engine block and pictured below indicating that this
is the original engine that was installed in the car brand
new at the factory. The full stamping is "29L139222" and "2"
indicates the Pontiac division of GM, the "9" is the model
year, 1979, and the "L" is the plant where the car was
produced, Van Nuys, CA. The paint and interior trim codes
are also correct for this color combination and pictured
below on the trim tag. This Trans Am rolled off the assemble
line during the fourth week of December in 1978 (12D).
The transmission is also correct and
original as well with the last six digits of the VIN stamped
on the case and pictured below. The transmission date code is also
pictured below, 9P19N. The "9" is the model year, 1979. The
"P" indicates the month, the "19" is the day of the month,
and the "N" is the shift so the transmission was made
on September 19, 1978 during the night shift.
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.
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.
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.
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.
original California car and living its whole life in a temperate
west coast climate, this Trans Am has never been subject to
harsh winters or salty roads. The trunk is clean and as one can
seen in the many photos of the underside, this Trans Am is
totally solid. We have also included specific photos of the
spring perches, lower front and rear quarters, and other areas
on the car most prone to rust to show how clean it looks. The
Starlight Black exterior is in good driver condition. The
car looks just in person as it does in the photos. As one can see in the
photos, the paint has a good gloss and smooth
finish. The 8 inch wheels are correct for a WS6 model and are in
good shape with a nice finish. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally
excluded from the photos. The paint obviously has some age to it
and some imperfections as one can see in the photos.
Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support,
which is pictured below. The core support shows a "9
78" stamp, or September 14, 1978. This stamping would be
correct and original as it precedes the car's build date
of the fourth week of December, 1978 (12D). 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
stampings are great to see in tact.
The The Black Hobnail cloth
interior of the Trans Am looks great and has been almost
completely restored. The seats look virtually brand new with
no tears, rips, or signs of wear. The carpet is also in
"like new" condition with no stains, tears, or holes. The
door panels look new and are in great shape with no cracks or
package tray is in excellent condition with no fading or
wrinkles. The radio works and gets good reception. There is no aroma
of cigarettes what so ever.
The dash is not faded, but does have a crack which is
visible in the photos. The headliner is showing some age
towards the back window.
This Trans Am
appears to be in good overall mechanical condition. It is a nice
driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In
the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the
highway up to about 65 mph, shifting through all the gears,
braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please
note that it shifts well, runs well, and the car performs quite nice
overall. There is no
smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does
not overheat. There is some wind noise that can be heard in the
video at highway speed. Also, the engine is clean
and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn
works as do all the exterior lights, wipers, and blower for the
heater and a/c on all speeds except high. All of the gauges, the
speedometer, tachometer, odometer, temperature, fuel, and
battery all work with the obvious exception of the clock. It
is cold blooded like many other older carbureted cars
and runs the best when it is warmed up; it could probably use a
tune up and some bugs worked out. The a/c does not work. This Trans Am has lots of power and handles
great with the WS6 package. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is
to drive this car, especially with the T-Tops out on a beautiful
Overall, this 1979 SE Trans Am is
in nice condition and a great value at our
asking price. The market on for the Special Edition
Trans Am is very strong right now.
This car turns
heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. Cars
like this are the Barrett Jackson and stars of the
future. In fact in 2016 Barrett Jackson has sold a 1979
Y84 Trans Am for $55,000, a 1980 Y84 for $71,500, a 1980
Y84 for $110,000 and a 1979 Tenth Anniversary Trans Am
for $187,000, though it did have very low miles. Someone
could easily enjoy this Special Edition Trans Am for several years and
sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For a twelve minute video of the car including running, starting,
walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway
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. While we are more than happy to assist
with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the
shipping of the extra engine block.
We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer
you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are
warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging
from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any
licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As
with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to
purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with
on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are
interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.