$27,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A31 Power Windows
A51 Bucket Seats
B89 Molding, Windshield Black Rear
B97 Front and Rear Wheel Spoilers
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels (T-Tops)
C49 Electric Rear Window Defogger
CD4 Windshield Wipers, Controlled Cycle
D35 Sport Mirror Left and Right
D53 Hood Bird Decal
D55 Floor Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
G80 Posi-traction Rear Axle
L80 Engine, 403ci (6.6 Liter) V8 4 Barrel Carb
M33 Automatic Transmission
NK3 Formula Steering Wheel
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel
N90 Cast Aluminum Wheel, Gold
TGA Tinted Windshield with Antenna
U17 I/P Gauges (Tachometer and Clock)
U35 Electric Clock
U76 Windshield Antenna
U80 Dual Rear Speakers
W87k Firebird Trans Am
WV6 Gold Graphics
YR1 Custom Front Seats
YS1 Custom Rear Seats
Y84 Black Special Edition
Z49 Canadian Equipment

   

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Y84 SE
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   33,685
Engine:   6.6 Liter V8
VIN:   2W87K9N102860
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. We 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:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this PHS documented 1979 Y84 Special Edition Trans Am in spectacular condition. It looks great, runs terrifically, and is an awesome driver. The market on Special Edition Trans Am's is absolutely red hot right now and continues to rise. This Trans Am features a recent professional repaint that looks absolutely stunning. Not only does this Trans Am have beautiful paint but it's also extremely solid with great lines. 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. 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 verified and documented as a true Y84 Special Edition (SE). Pictured below is the PHS report showing the Y84 RPO code. Also pictured below is a window sticker copy showing the Special Edition option. In addition to the documents this Trans Am has "Y84" stamped on the trim tag and pictured below. Trans Am's built in Van Nuys did not receive this stamp on the trim tag, but since this car was built in Norwood it has the Y84 stamp, which is concrete evidence of its authenticity. Also stamped on the trim is the code "CC1" which indicates this is an original T-top car. The T-top option also shows up on the PHS documentation.

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 outstanding restored condition. This Trans Am was treated to a recent repaint with all new correct factory decals. 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. 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. There is one small spot on the hood bird that is visible in the photos. The wheels are in wonderful condition with a brilliant finish and 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.

With the spectacular paint and beautiful and iconic color combination this is truly one of the best looking trans Am's out there. I cannot count the number of compliments I have received while 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.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support shows a "1 24 77" stamp, or January 24, 1977. This stamping is a bit early, but could be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the second week of September, 1978 (09B). 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. An 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 almost all of the the glass on this car is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this second week of September, 1978 (09B). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage. With the age of the original glass there are some scratches.

Driver's Window - GJ - The "G" denotes April and the "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in April of 1978. This is correct as it predates the body build date.

Driver's T-Top - GJ - The "G" denotes April and the "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver side T-Top was made in April of 1978. This is correct as it predates the body build date.

Passenger T-Top - GJ - The "G" denotes April and the "J" denotes 1978 meaning the passenger side T-Top was made in April of 1978. This is correct as it predates the body build date.

Rear - TJ - The "T" denotes August and the "J" denotes 1978 meaning the rear window was made in August of 1978. This is correct as it predates the body build date.

 

Interior

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 stereo has been upgraded to a modern in dash CD player that sounds great. The door panels are new and 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 nice with no fading or wrinkles. The dash is in excellent condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. 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.

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


Mechanical

This Trans Am appears to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs great, and idles well. It is also 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 noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. 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 only on high. All of the gauges work as they should; even the clock runs but does not keep accurate time. Both power windows work, but are slow toward the top and need a hand. This Trans Am has lots of power and handles great. The car now has true dual exhaust with no catalytic converter. The exhaust system combined with the headers and the mild cam in the engine give this Trans Am a very healthy exhaust note. 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 day.


Overall Condition

 

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. It is a great value and will only appreciate over time. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. They are all solid investments for a collector or the average enthusiast. 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. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

The clear Ohio title to the car is pictured below and shows the mileage as "Actual." The previous owner also stated that he believed the mileage to be original, but we have no documentation to prove this and the speedo reads high and may have originally been in kilometers since this is a Canadian Trans Am so we are selling the car as nonactual mileage. While we could not make out a VIN stamp on the engine block. The transmission is correct and original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case, which is pictured below. This Trans Am rolled off the assembly line in Norwood, OH during the second week of September, 1978 (09B).

 

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

 

vehicle video

 


For a thirteen minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/gFGXLH8_cu4 .

 

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. 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.

 

warranty

  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.

 

 



 



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