1979 Pontiac Trans AM WS6 Barn Find

1979 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

Technical specifications of Pontiac Trans Am 1979

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Judith Gap, Montana, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
Type: Coupe
Trim: WS6
Year: 1979
Mileage: 74,996
VIN: 2W87Z9L148639
Color: Brown
Engine size: Pontiac 400 V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 4 Speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Camel
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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For sale by owner: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 Specifications: Pontiac 400 (Not numbers matching. Engine appears to be from a 1978 from what I have found. The VIN code on the engine is 40482, and the Engine code is X7. From what I have found, X7 means the engine was originally in a 1978 with an automatic transmission. Also, the engine has 6X heads.)
4 speed transmission with Hurst shifter
Rear axle was originally a 3.23, but appears to have been swapped to a lower ratio at some point, due to the relatively low top speed of the car as it sits now.
Non-air conditioning car
Manual roll up windows
WS6 package ( 4 wheel disc brakes, thick anti roll bars front and back)
Aftermarket chrome roll bar (bolt in. previous owner installed)
Aftermarket HEI distributor
Original t-tops with original bags
This car is a true Montana barn find. Just under 75,000 miles. Original paint and interior. Very rust free car, only minor surface rust here and there. Only other rust is under the battery on the inner fender, from battery venting over the years. This car has been kept indoors for much of its life, and it shows. There are small dings and some of the paint is wearing thin or gone in places, but it’s ORIGINAL. Also, the trunk lid and hood were ‘keyed’ by somebody at some point in the past. See photos. The the car had a rust preventative applied to the underbody, either by the dealer or the factory, so the undercarriage is very rust free as well. It’s a thick coating, almost like bed liner.
I purchased the car about a year and a half ago. I have put a lot of new parts on the car to get it operational again, including:
New oil pan/gasketAll new rear disc brakes, including calipersBrake fluid flushedNew rear view mirrorNew valve cover gasketsOriginal quadrajet professionally rebuilt by Cliff’s Performance (renowned Quadrajet specialists)New electric chokeTransmission fluid changedNew outer side window sealsNew outer door handle- driver’s sideNew locking gas capNew Fuel tank and sending unitNew Fuel pumpNew steel fuel line from fuel pump to carburetorNew rubber Fuel linesNew spark plugsNew batteryNew battery trayNew negative terminal quick disconnect on battery
The car currently runs and drives, but needs several things done to be street driveable and reliable, including:
Needs a new full exhaust system. Original one had to be cut off to access the oil pan, and wasn’t worth saving.Needs a rear main seal- leaks heavily, but only while engine is running (doesn't puddle up just sitting)Needs a rear axle pinion seal, I’ve noticed some leakage.Car has an intermittent starting issue. It’s an ignition issue, likely a coil in my opinion. Might need a new distributor since it’s an all in one HEI unit
This car is an original survivor, and is the most original rust-free 2nd generation I have personally ever been around. Also, the options are a bit unusual- WS6 performance package with no A/C and manual windows. This was probably as close to a factory race car as you could get in 1979. I suspect it was a special order car, but I have no documentation to support that. I have not gotten the documentation from the Pontiac Society yet. This seems like an unusual car, being a WS6 with no A/C and manual roll up windows. Could be a pretty rare combination, I think most WS6’s that year had electric windows and A/C. Makes this car easier to work on and maintain however without those things.
Included with the sale are the original t-top bags, the original catalytic converter, and a couple of non-factory manuals. Also, two copies of the original build sheet, which I found while working on the car. They are not completely whole or readable, as mice and moisture got to them over the years. One was found behind the rear seat, the other between the original fuel tank and undercarriage.
Payment: A reserve has been set for sale price. If the reserve is met, the only forms of payment which I will accept are cashier’s checks, or personal checks. Check needs to be next day mailed to me after sale, and received by me within 5 business days. Buyer must allow up to an additional 5 business days for the check to clear at my bank before vehicle can be picked up. The title will be either mailed or placed in the vehicle, at buyer's choice.
Shipping: I will not arrange shipping, that is up to the buyer. I will coordinate with the buyer to arrange pickup by a shipping company if necessary, after payment clears at my bank. Buyer must give at least three days advance notice of pickup date and time.
Warranty: No warranty, expressed or implied. This is a classic car which will need some work done to be brought fully back to life again, although I have done much of the work already. Any parts I have replaced have been done so with OEM type parts, as much as possible. Inspections are welcomed and encouraged.

On Mar-11-18 at 19:55:38 PDT, seller added the following information:

Update: original Pioneer cassette radio and front speakers will be included. They currently aren't installed in the car, as they weren't functional.

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