$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
AU3 Electric door locks
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A51 Bucket Seats
A90 Power Deck Lid
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
D80 Rear Spoiler
G80 Positraction
JL2 Power Disk Brake
K30 Cruise Control
L80 V8 403ci Engine
M33 Automatic Transmission
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGR 225/70 R15 White Letter Tires
U76 Windshield Antenna
U80 Dual Rear Speakers
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket
WS4 Trans Am

  
exterior color code
11 Cameo White
interior color code
19N Black Vinyl Deluxe

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   24,290 (Actual)
Engine:   403 ci V8
VIN:   2W87K9L132438
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.  I 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 1979 Trans Am in great driver condition and priced to sell. This Trans Am has very low original miles of 24,290, verified as "Actual" on our clear Ohio Title, which is pictured below. The overall well preserved condition of this car is further evidence to the low original mileage on this car. This Trans Am is in very nice overall condition featuring an original interior that is in beautiful shape, the original numbers matching 403 V8, original 15x7 snowflake wheels, and a nice professional exterior repaint in original Cameo White with brand new blue decals. It looks great, runs awesome, and is a fantasic driver that feels great on the road. 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 Cameo White over Black vinyl deluxe interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos below to get a true sense of nice and clean 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.

 

model description
 


A new beak was fitted, 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 Cameo white exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, deep shine, and smooth glass like finish. This Trans Am was treated to a professional repaint within the last five years with all new decals recently added. Often many Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in excellent shape with no flaking or faded 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 or ten feet away. There are some small bumps on left front corner of the hood and specific photos of the area below. The tires are sized 225/70/15 with about 90% tread left. The snowflake wheels are OEM originals with 4 new center caps and new lug nuts. The trunk is solid and clean with a new trunk mat.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below.  The core support shows a "10 30 78" stamp, or October 30, 1978.  This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the first week of December, 1978 (12A).  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

Driver: YJ - "Y" denotes October and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in October of 1978.

Passenger: NG -
"N" denotes January and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in January of 1977.

Rear: CJ -
"C" denotes November and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the rear window was made in November of 1978.

Please note that the door glass and rear window are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this first week of December, 1978 (12A). 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 vinyl deluxe interior of this Trans Am looks splendid. The original vinyl seat covers are in good condition with no excessive wear. These seat covers are factory originals which are 34 years old and still look good although there are two seam splits at the top of the drivers seat and some minor seam separation at the top of the rear seats. There are specific photos of the areas below and as one can see in the photos these are minor flaws that are not easily visible. The carpet is in decent condition with no major stains. The original dash is in good condition with no fading or sun damage. There is one small hairline crack on the passenger side and a specific photo below. A modern Kenwood stereo system was professionally installed. It works well and sounds much better than the factory system ever did. Brand new Lloyd firebird logo mats were installed as well as a new shifter plate for the center console. All of the interior lights and gauges work as they should outside of the clock and oil pressure gauge. 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 condition with no sagging, warping or tears. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever. GM interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the nice condition of this largely original interior is a testament to the care 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 great mechanical condition with only 24,290 original miles on the numbers matching engine. The mechanics and the way this car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. This Trans Am is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. Even the AC system works as it should, blows cold, and was upgraded to R134. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights and wipers. Both turn signals work fine, but the stalk does not click into place so you have to hold it down. This is a very minor issue, but in our attempt to be as thorough we must disclose it. This Trans Am has lots of power and handles well. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1979 Trans Am is in excellent driver condition. It is a great value, a beautiful color combination, and we have it priced to sell. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector or the average enthusiast. The Ohio title states the very low mileage as "Actual" and the previous owner also believed the mileage to be original, but we have no additional documentation to verify the mileage. "Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson 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 nine minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit:

http://youtu.be/6egFCniOTe0 .
 

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.

 

 



 

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