Some people wanted to play Smokey and the Bandit when buying a black Pontiac in the late 1970s. But this is your chance to own something more than the movie star car in this 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, because this black beauty was restored with a hot 455 motor, performance suspension, and upgraded interior.
We could continue to make movie references about a black Trans Am with gold trim, but the simple fact is that these were so cool looking that they were destined to be legendary even without Hollywood. Never designed to be a subtle machine, the super slick, deep Starlight Black is the perfect outlaw hue, especially with the recent respray of its factory-correct color. The chin spoiler and Endura front bumper doesn't show any evidence of run-ins with steep driveways or parking curbs, making this a car that can hold its head high at car shows. But what makes this one really grab attention is bold and iconic hood bird front and center. And when you look at this coupe's lowered stance and large 17-inch Centerline wheels, you know it's something extra special.
Inside is a great mix of originality and upgrades all done in a deep, dark black to match the exterior. If you've looked at other second-generation T/As, you know those front seats are quite different. These are buckets borrowed from a fourth-generation Firebird. So you get to keep the correct lineage, but now the seats have much more modern bolstering for better all-day comfort. This has great features like power locks, power steering, and a tilt wheel. Plus, there are provisions for plenty of luxury options such as air conditioning and power windows. You'll love resting your right arm on the center console, and you left one is instantly attracted to the iconic three-spoke sports steering wheel. While you get to face the cool machined aluminum dash, everyone gets an upgrade with the AM/FM/CD stereo with XM and iPod controls for the best modern music in this classic.
That hood scoop might say 6.6, but there is a much larger beast lurking in the engine bay. The mighty 455 cubic-inch V8 was gone from the option list in '79, but this T/A received a big heart transplant during its restoration two years ago. That means you now get the cool updated look of the later second-generation coupe, with a core from a time when muscle cars still had real muscle. This enhanced setup is announced to the world with an extra intimidating growl thanks to a Borla dual exhaust system with performance X-pipe. All this power is sent through a stout TH350 three-speed automatic. The Trans Am was known to be one of the best handling cars of its time, so this one knows how to go around corners. This is enhanced by thick rear sway bars front & rear, upgraded Wilwood front disc brakes, and grippy BF Goodrich gForce performance tires.
Complete with factory buildsheet, this is one fire-breathing screaming chicken that has the performance to live up to its aggressive movie star looks. A complete package like this is always an attractive buy, so don't miss out, call now!