To Be Auctioned at Barret Jackson Scottsdale 2016

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
AU3 Electric Door Locks
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A51 Bucket Seats
B18 Custom Interior
B37 Front and Rear Floor Mats
B84 Body Side Moldings, Black
B89 Molding, Windshield Black Rear
B93 Door Edge Gards
B97 Front and Rear Wheel Spoilers
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirror Left and Right
D53 Hood Bird Decal
D55 Floor Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
D92 Door Handle Tape
F41 Sport Suspension
GU2 2.73 Axle Ratio
G80 Posi-traction Rear Axle
JL1 Pedal Trim
J65 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
K15 Fuel Return
K81 63 Amp Alternator
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
QGR 225/70R15 White Letter Tires
TGA Tinted Windshield with Antenna
T93 Special Black Tail Lamps
UN9 Radio Suppes
UP8 Stereo Radio Prov
U05 Dual Horns
U17 I/P Gauges (Tachometer and Clock)
U28 Ash Tray Lamp
U35 Electric Clock
U58 AM/FM Stereo Radio
U76 Windshield Antenna
U80 Dual Rear Speakers
VD4 Bumper Provisions, Front Steel
WS4 Trans Am
WS6 Special Performance Package
WV6 Gold Graphics
YR1 Custom Front Seats
YS1 Custom Rear Seats
Y84 Black Special Edition
62I Camel Trim

  
exterior color code
19 Starlight Black
interior color code
62B Camel Hobnail Cloth

 

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Y84 SE
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   3,725 (Exceeds Limits)
Engine:   6.6 Liter V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   2W87K9L179053
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 very proud to offer this documented and extremely rare 1979 Special Edition Trans Am, which was special ordered brand new as a T-Top delete car. The trim tag and original build sheet both show "---" where your normally would see CC1, which is the RPO code for T-Tops. It is rumored that there are only 8 such 1979 SE's made with the special order T-top delete, so that alone makes this car especially rare and an investment grade vehicle. The market on Special Edition Trans Ams is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to sell. This SE is also in excellent driver condition and very correct. This numbers matching Trans Am is very stock in appearance and features the very sought after WS6 performance and handling package with 4 wheel disc brakes and the F41 Sport Suspension. 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. This Trans Am has very good paint 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 Starlight Black with SE pinstripes over Camel Tan Hobnail cloth interior. This is arguably the most desired and appealing color combination available on these second generation Trans Am's. Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, video, and other 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." That means that all of codes, dates, and stamping are original or correct for the car and in correct chronological order. In terms of value this is a very important factor and will become more vital in the years to come as the car gets older. Most importantly the engine is original to the car. The last six digits of the VIN, 179053, 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 "29L179053" 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 transmission is also numbers matching with the last 6 digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. This Trans Am rolled off the assemble line during the fourth week of April, 1979 (04D). All of the trim and paint codes 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 exterior is in terrific 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 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 8 inch original snowflake wheels are in excellent condition with no curb rash, and feature a brilliant finish with new lug nuts and 4 new center caps. The period correct Goodyear Eagle GT II tires are in good condition and drive very well on the car and are correctly sized 225/70/15. There are some light pits and two chips in the windshield. We opted not to replace the windshield as it original, but if the future owner so would like we can have it replaced prior to delivery for $300. 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 complete, solid, and comes with a space saver spare tire, inflator bottle, jack, and jack accessories.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support shows a "3 20 79" stamp, or March 20, 1979. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the fourth week of April, 1979 (04D). Both front fenders are also stamped and dated 1979, and pictured below. As one can imagine, if this Trans Am had ever sustained even a minor front end collision these parts would have been repaired or replaced. The original stampings are great to see in tact.

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

Window Date Codes

Windshield: GA - "G" denotes April and "A" denotes 1979 meaning the windshield was made in April of 1979.

Driver: GA - The "G" denotes April and the "A" denotes 1979 meaning the driver's side window was made in April of 1979.

Passenger: GA -
"G" denotes April and "A" denotes 1979 meaning the passenger's side window was made in April of 1979.

Rear: NA -
"N" denotes January and "A" denotes 1979 meaning the rear window was made in January of 1979.

Please note that ALL of the the glass on this car, even the windshield, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this fourth week of April, 1979 (04D). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Camel Hobnail cloth deluxe interior of the Trans Am looks great and is almost all original. The original seat covers are in good condition for being 36 years old and really only show wear on the drivers and passenger seating area. They show no tears, rips, or stains and are not some cheap aftermarket covers or reproductions. The carpet looks great with no major stains, rips, or holes. The dash is in excellent condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The original style GM am/fm radio cassette remains in the car today and most importantly the dash remains in tact and un cut for a modern stereo system, there is a slight ignition noise through the speakers. All interior lights and gauges work as they should outside 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 is in great shape with no holes or stains and is not sagging at all. The package tray was recently replaced and looks brand new. Also included with this fine TA are a new set of Trans Am logo mats which really set off the interior. 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 excellent condition of this 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 photos.


Mechanical

This Trans Am appears to be in very good mechanical condition.. This is a factory AC car, all of the stock AC components are still on the car and it is currently blowing cold. This Trans Am 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 noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. The brakes are responsive and do not pull. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. The factory ordered WS6 performance and handling package really adds to the appeal of this Trans Am and how it handles. The 4 wheel disk brakes was just the beginning of this special package; also included was larger sway bars, heavy duty springs, and 15x8 snowflake wheels. 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 on all speeds. The power door locks engage, but as with most from this era they need a hand. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. Also included with the car are service records fro the previous owner. 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.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1979 SE Trans Am is in excellent condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. The market on for the Special Edition Trans Am is very strong right now and there are really no comparables on the market since this is a special ordered T-Top delete car. We could not find one that had sold in recent years, you surely will own a very rare car that can only appreciate over time. 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.

 

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

 

vehicle video

 


For a fifteen 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/48ZcsHDC8KY .

 

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.

 

 



 

eBay terms

  If the winning bidder cannot complete the transaction for any reason there will be a $350 fee payable through PayPal. By bidding on this car or making an offer through eBay the buyer agrees to these terms and to pay the $350 fee is he or she cannot or does not purchase the car.

 

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