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 PHS documented
1979 Y84 Special Edition Trans Am which is in spectacular condition
with only 46,760 original miles. The market on Special Edition Trans Ams is absolutely red hot right now and this example is one of the
best available on the market today. This Trans Am features a recent
professional repaint that looks absolutely stunning. It's a striking
color combination and really brings you back to a time when the
Trans Am was the performance car of an era. Not only does this Trans
Am have beautiful paint but it's also extremely solid with great
lines. Everything on the Trams Am works and even the clock and the
a/c. 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
combination of Starlight Black with SE pinstripes over Black
Hobnail cloth interior. This is arguably the most desired and
appealing color combination available on these second generation
Trans Am's and also the correct and original color scheme as
verified by the codes 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,
showing the mileage as "Actual." 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.
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.
Starlight Black exterior is in outstanding restored condition.
This Trans Am was treated to a recent repaint with all new
correct factory decals. This repaint was professionally done and
and the decals and SE stripping look excellent. As one can see
in the photos, the paint has a excellent gloss, deep shine, and
smooth glass-like finish. Often many Trans Am's will have
particularly chipped up front ends; this car does not and even
the low front spoiler is in great condition as one can see in
the photos. Both bumpers are in very nice condition with no
spider-webbing or flaking 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 five feet away. The new 17" snowflake wheels are in
wonderful condition with no curb rash and a brilliant finish.
The wheels also have all new lug nuts and four new center caps.
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. The trunk is very solid,
and comes with a correct trunk mat, original GM T top bags, and
a hidden 300 Watt stereo amp with new Pioneer 6x9 speakers.
the spectacular paint, beautiful and iconic color
combination, and the 17" snowflake wheels this is
one of the best looking trans Ams out there. I
cannot count the number of compliments I have received
driving this car around. It was actually a bit difficult
to photograph the car because the paint has such a
mirror shine and is so reflective.
Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support,
which is pictured below. The core support shows a "5
79" stamp, or May 8, 1979. This stamping would be
correct and original as it precedes the car's build date
of the first week of June, 1979 (06A). 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 Black Hobnail cloth deluxe
interior of the Trans Am looks great.
The seats look just as good in person as they do in
the photos with no tears, rips, or excessive wear. The carpet also looks
marvelous with no stains, tears, or holes. The stereo has been upgraded
to a modern in dash Sony CD player with USB and MP3 hookups
and looks and sounds great. The door panels
look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are
solid and in tact. The headliner is in great shape with no
holes or stains and is not sagging at all. The package tray
looks good, but does have some wrinkles in it. The dash is in
good condition with no fading or sun damage, and one small
crack that is visible in the photos, but not very notable.
This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma of
cigarettes what so ever. Please note in the video below how
both seat belts operate and retract properly. This is a very
common problem on this era "F-Body" and a small, but very
important, detail most buyers do not think to check.
Firebird interiors are not known to wear well and the
condition of this mostly original interior is a huge
testament to the meticulous care this Trans Am has received
throughout its life.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This Trans Am
appears to be in very good mechanical condition. It is an exceptional 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 70mph,
shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and
going through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, runs
great, there are no strange vibrations, and the car
performs quite nice overall. It starts right away every time and
idles well. The brakes are responsive and do not
pull to one side or the other. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. 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. All of the
gauges work as they should; even the clock works and keeps
accurate time. The a/c on this Trans Am works and blows cold.
One can observe the a/c compressor engaging properly and turning
on in the video below. This Trans Am has lots of power and handles great.
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 terrific condition and is a true bargain at our
asking price. The market for the Special Edition Trans
Am is very strong right now especially for an original low mile example like this TA. It is a great
value and will only appreciate over time. This Trans Am
is the one to have due to the infamous and iconic color
combination, the originality, and its well preserved
stock appearance really adds to its value. This car
turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes.
The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in
recent years and this one is especially investment
grade. 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. One could easily
enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for
more than the purchase price with minimal effort.
We have included a photo
below of the VIN stamp on the engine block. It is in a
very difficult location to access and it was very hard
to read so that is why we included a photo for any
perspective buyer's own scrutiny. The first digit is a
"2," which would be correct and indicate the Pontiac
division of General Motors. There also looks like a
"19," and possibly followed by a "2," which would
correspond with the VIN of the car which is "192049,"
but the following digits are very hard to make out. All
of the trim and paint codes are correct for the car.
This Trans Am rolled off the assembly line in Van Nuys,
CA during the first week of June, 1979 (06A).
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For a fifteen 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.