One owner from new
1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Trans Am T-Top Coupe
Chassis no. 2X87K9N155440
403ci OHV L80 V8 engine
Single Rochester 4-barrell carburetor
185bhp at 4,500rpm
3-speed automatic transmission
Independent wishbone coil-spring front suspension and live rear axel semi-elliptical leaf spring rear suspension
4-wheel power-assisted hydraulic disc brakes
-One owner from new
-All original purchase paperwork included
-One of 7500 10th Anniversary Trans Ams
-The perfect way to turn your Smokey and the Bandit dreams into reality
For those of us of a certain age, a late-1970s Trans-Am Special Edition with a huge screaming chicken on the hood has a certain bad-boy charm. For Burt Reynolds, it became the basis for the trifecta of Smokey and the Bandit movies which made Cletus, Fred, and Buford T. Justice household names.
Effectively an up-market Camaro, Pontiac's Firebird was introduced in 1967 using the same bodyshell as its Chevrolet counterpart but readily distinguishable by its divided grille. Engines ranged from a 230ci (3.8-liter) overhead-cam six to a 403ci (6.6-liter) V8. Named after the SCCA's late 1960s Trans-American race series for production sedans, the high performance Firebird Trans Am 'pony car' debuted in mid-1969 and was soon restyled, arriving at its definitive form the following year.
The Motorcar Offered
Ordered new by the vendor, this one owner from new Trans Am was purchased from Rushneck Pontiac in Tarrytown, New York on April 2nd, 1979. Equipped with the 6.6-liter engine and automatic transmission, the Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Trans Am, offered only in 1979 to celebrate the decade since Pontiac's introduction of its iconic Firebird and limited to 7500 examples, came fully loaded right from the get-go. These cars featured silver paintwork, a matching leather interior, a smoked glass T-Top for open air cruising, and a special variation of John Schinella's 'Firebird' bonnet-top artwork that had first appeared in 1973. Inside, every available power option was included such as digital AM/FM radio with an 8-track, air conditioning, power door locks, power windows, and cruise control. More than just comfort was specified, however, as the 10th Anniversary cars also included the WS6 handling package and 'Turbo' aluminum rims to keep the wheels planted. Two pages were needed to list all the features included in the package. Out the door, the final tab came to $14,045.35.
Since taking delivery of the striking silver Trans-Am, the car has been carefully maintained and sparingly driven with only a bit over 65,000 miles covered in 34 years of ownership. Complete with its original purchase paperwork, build sheet, owners manual, and a raft of service receipts from its single-owner history.
So channel your inner Bandit, kick it into drive, and hit the road!