455 Super Duty in '79 10th Ann TA with early Formula Clip

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Technical specifications of Pontiac Trans Am 1979

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Item location: Edgewater, Maryland, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
Type: T-Top
Year: 1979
Mileage: 80000
VIN: 2X87Z9L163046
Color: Lucerne Blue
Engine size: 455 Super Duty
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 5-speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Silver
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: 4 Wheel Disc
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Tenth Anniversary

Everything I find appealing in GM 2nd generation F-Body


1979 10th Anniversary body (2x87Z…) w/ full width smoked taillights.

1979 Fisher mirrored T-Tops.

Pre 1979 angled edge rear spoiler.

1972 Firebird Formula front clip with honeycomb grill and functional fiberglass Ram Air Hood & Air Cleaner.

1973-75 Aftermarket 17” Honeycomb wheels w/ 1974 Chrome Exhaust Tip, driver side.

1979-1981 Aftermarket 17” WS6 Snowflake deep dish wheels w/ 1977 Splitter Exhaust Tip, passenger side.

Lucerne Blue paint w/full body edge bright work

Hand painted Firebirds on nose, sail panels, rear spoiler

Factory shaped hand painted side stripes.

Flames on Formula Hood Scoops.


1979 10th Anniversary Leather interior with embroidered Firebirds on door panels and center rear seat back.

Enhanced with GM Design Executives one-off contrasting blue piping, kick panels and carpet.

Enhanced with One-of-One Trans Am contracting door jamb in platinum.

1979 10th Anniversary red instrument lighting for full instrument cluster and 5,500 redline Tach.


1974 Pontiac Super Duty 455 Block.

Willard Auto Machine Performance Engines build SD 455 bored and stroked to ~500 cu in; Edelbrock aluminum heads and GM aluminum intake; custom grind roller lifted camshaft & 6,200 RPM Redline, >500HP @ 4,500 RPM & > 600 # Ft @ 3,000 RPM.


1979 WS6 handling package, quicker steering box, thicker sway bars, stiffer poly bushings & 4-wheel disc brakes.


Aftermarket Tremek 5-speed transmission.

Lightened driveshaft w/safety loop w 3.23 Posi-traction rear end.

4-point roll bar (a work of art), sub-frame connectors, solid body mounts and steel control arm bushings.

Fully adjustable upper A-Arms with track alignment.

Front Coil-Over conversion; Springs @ ~700#/in, stiffer rear springs with Delrin bushings.

Larger front brake rotors, Corvette calipers and track pads.

Rear track pads on stock disc brakes.

A couple of cool dash mounted rocker switches for engine start enable circuit security.

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