$44,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
AU3 Electric Door Locks
A31 Power Windows
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A51 Bucket Seats
BS1 Acoustical Insulaton
B18 Custom Trim Group, Velour
B89 Molding, Windshield Black Rear
B93 Door Edge Gaurds
B97 Front and Rear Wheel Spoilers
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels (T-Tops)
C60 Air Conditioning
C49 Defroster Electric Rear Window
D35 Sport Mirror Left and Right
D53 Hood Bird Decal
D55 Floor Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
D92 Door Handle Tape
G80 Posi-traction Rear Axle
JL1 Pedal Trim
L78 Engine, 400ci (6.6 Liter) V8 4 Barrel Carb
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission
NK3 Formula Steering Wheel
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel
N90 Cast Aluminum Wheel, Gold
QGR 225/70R15 White Letter Tires
TGA Tinted Windshield with Antenna
TR9 Lamp Group
T93 Special Black Tail Lamps
U05 Dual Horns
U17 I/P Gauges (Tachometer and Clock)
U35 Electric Clock
U76 Windshield Antenna
U80 Dual Rear Speakers
UM2 Delco AM/FM Stereo Radio with 8 Track
WS4 Trans Am
WS6 Special Performance Package
WV6 Gold Graphics
YR1 Custom Front Seats
YS1 Custom Rear Seats
Y84 Black Special Edition
19I Black Trim

  
exterior color code
19 Starlight Black
interior color code
19B Black Hobnail Cloth

 

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Y84 SE
Transmission:   4-Spd Manual (#'s Match)
Mileage:   1,650 (Exceeded)
Engine:   400ci 6.6L V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   2W87Z9L145971
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:
Dan: 513.256.5543
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this stunning 1979 PHS Documented Y84 Special Edition Trans Am with the original numbers matching W72(L78) 400 ci engine and numbers matching 4-Speed transmission. The car is in excellent condition inside and out and priced to sell. This Trans Am is the epitome of cool and is infamous from its staring role in the Smokey and the Bandit movie. Everywhere you go in this car you will get fond looks and thumbs up, its a true piece of authentic American History. This Trans Am is one of the most desirable SE's available today with factory ordered T-Tops and 4 speed manual close ratio transmission coupled with the potent W72 high performance Pontiac 400 engine, one of only 1107 ever produced. This Trans Am 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.

Throughout the entire F-Body market right now, this is one of the most desirable Trans Am's available. Not only is this a highly desirable Special Edition, but it has all of the most sought after options like T-Tops, 400ci engine, 4-Speed manual close ratio transmission, and WS6 special performance package, all of which are verified as original by the PHS documentation and window sticker pictured below. In fact this SE is so loaded with factory ordered options that the enclosed window sticker is two pages long with an original sale price of $10,021.55. The market on the Y84 Special Edition Trans Am's is absolutely red hot right now. 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 Gold SE stripping over Black Hobnail cloth interior. This is the factory correct color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below as well as the PHS documentation. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information, below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really is.

Please note that this Trans Am is numbers matching meaning the last six digits of he VIN, "29L145971," are stamped on the engine block, which is pictured below. The "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. Also stamped on the block is the code "PWH," which is correct for an 400ci W72 High Performance engine with an 4 speed manual transmission. The transmission is also correct and original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The car rolled off the assembly line during the third week of January 1979; the build date on the trim tag, "01C," is pictured below. All of the trim and color codes on the trim tag are also correct for the car.

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 and Gold exterior is in superb condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has an awesome gloss, dazzling shine, and deep finish. The decals are in overall very nice shape with no crackling, fading, or peeling. The original 15x8 snow flake wheels are in great condition with a great finish. The center caps are correct in stainless steel and are in excellent shape with new lug nuts. The tires are literally brand new with less than 500 miles driven on them. No major flaws have been intentionally excluded from the photos, there may be some very small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five feet away. This SE is totally solid with great lines. We have intentionally included many photos of the underside and the areas that are most prone to rust, such as the lower quarters front and rear as well as the rocker panels, door jams, and spring perches, to show how nice this car looks. The trunk is solid, nicely detailed, and totally complete with the compact spare tire, inflator bottle, jack, jack base, bumper hook, and correct original style trunk mat. The original GM T-Tops bags are also included with the car and pictured below.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support shows a "12 11 78 stamp, or December 11, 1978. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the third week of January, 1979 (01C). 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.

Window Date Codes

Windshield: NA - "N" denotes January and "A" denotes 1979 meaning the windshield was made in January of 1979.

Driver: VJ - "V" denotes December and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in December of 1978.

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

Rear: VJ - "V" denotes December and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the rear window was made in December of 1978.

Driver T-Top: AJ - "A" denotes September and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver's side T-Top was made in September of 1978.

Passenger T-Top: CJ - "C" denotes November and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the passenger's side T-Tops was made in November of 1978.

Please note that ALL of the the glass on this car, even the windshield and both T-Tops, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this third week of January, 1979 (01C). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

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

 

Interior

The black Hobnail interior of this Trans Am looks splendid. The seats are in excellent like new condition with no excessive wear, rips, tears or seam splits. These covers were hand made mostly out of NOS material. The carpet is in terrific condition with no stains, rips or holes. The original dash is in good condition with no fading or sun damage. The OEM style stereo works and most importantly the dash remains uncut for a modern stereo installation, and comes with a set of new 3way Infinity rear speakers. All interior lights and gauges work as they should; even the clock works. The original door panels look great with no splits or cracks and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner is in excellent shape with no tears and is not sagging at all. The package tray is in excellent condition with no warping, fading, or sun damage. This car has not been smoked in and 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. These Firebird interiors are not known to wear well over time and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care and attention 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 and it is ready to be enjoyed. The original numbers matching engine is in great running condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives terrifically and it is tight on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, going through some curves, and shifting through all the gears. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The transmission shifts crisply and does not pop out of gear. The clutch feels good and operates smoothly. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos. True dual exhaust was just added with no catalytic converter and new Flowmaster 40 mufflers. This SE sounds healthy at idle and cruising speeds with an excellent true muscle car tone. All the interior and exterior lights work as they should as do the wipers, power windows, blower motor, and even the a/c blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor engaging properly in the video below. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should; even the clock works and keeps accurate time. The horn works intermittingly and the power door locks do not work properly. This Trans Am has lots of power being a factory ordered W72 high performance engine car and handles amazingly well being a factory ordered WS6 car. 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 with the t tops removed.


Overall Condition

 

 this 1979 SE Trans Am is in terrific condition and is a priced to sell. The market for the Special Edition Trans Am is very strong right now especially for an original 400ci 4-Speed example like this TA. Numbers matching is very important in this market, especially on a rare and premium example like a 1979 4-Speed Y84, and this car is very correct with VIN stamped on the engine block and transmission. 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, rareity, 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.

 

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

 

vehicle video

 


For a fourteen 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/X9CB8DchXZc

 

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.

 

 



 

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