1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Condition Used
Body Convertible
Make Pontiac
Model Trans Am
Mileage 26800 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1979
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color White
History Yes
VIN: 2W87KN134928

For 1979, the K-code 403-cubic-inch V-8 was designated the “6.6-litre” and was provided by the Oldsmobile division. To enhance the original 185 horsepower and 315 lb-ft ratings, this 1979 Trans Am is powered by a non-original 403 engine, rebuilt within the past five years by a previous owner, and now featuring an aftermarket Edelbrock intake manifold and Demon four-barrel carburetor for additional power. A dual-exhaust conversion with Flowmaster mufflers provide the muscular tone that these F-Bodies were known for. Underhood upgrades include a modernized A/C compressor and drier along with a host of new components: heater core, radiator, heater hoses, fan clutch, fuel tank and sending unit, and rubber fuel lines. A rebuilt alternator was installed in 2019 and a recent comprehensive tuneup included new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel pump and filter, and a K&N air filter. the big mill “runs very good and strong” and starts and idles quickly following one push of the gas pedal. Equipped with a shift kit, the 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission upgrade, also installed within the last five years, provides an overdrive gear for more relaxed highway rides. Final drive is via a rear end with 3.23 gears. the transmission shifts cleanly through the gears. Featuring GM’s trademark dual-control-arm front suspension and live rear axle with leaf springs, the unibody relies on Hotchkis subframe connectors and polyurethane bushings to enhance handling. The Pontiac “Snowflake” WS6 alloy wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires measuring 235/60R15 with 2017 date codes. The remaining underpinnings are unmodified from their original state. New shocks were recently installed.