A much-revered name in the motoring world is Pontiac. It is safe to say that Pontiac was a trailblazer in the automotive industry, especially in the North American market. The Pontiac Firebird was built from 1967 to 2002 under four distinct generations, with the first-generation Pontiac Firebird — as featured here — having “Coke bottle” styling similar to that of the Chevrolet Camaro. The Firebird was characteristic of its high power and sporty looks, and the movie series Smokey and the Bandit, along with Knight Rider, forever made the Firebird nameplate a pop culture icon. Up for grabs is a detailed 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am build with 86,500 miles on the odometer.
1979 saw the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am receive a redesigned front end, which features a more angular design with rectangular lights. This Firebird is reportedly still draped in its original brilliant white exterior finish with original decals in blue. True to its name, the hood is host to the firebird or more commonly known as the Screaming Chicken decal, along with the shaker hood. It sits on a set of OEM snowflake-style wheels with machined faces and black-painted inserts. The rear is host to full-width louvers on the rear window painted in black. The interior is appointed in greyish blue-themed cloth and finish. The doors still hold the original black and red Firebird badges. The dash has undergone a modern transformation that blends seamlessly with the classic muscle car. The stock gauges and the instrument cluster have been replaced with a custom Intellitronix Digital Dash display in blue. A new aftermarket Alpine Bluetooth-capable head unit is installed, which is paired with a set of speakers from Kicker. The seller reports that the air conditioning and heater are in working order. Power locks and power windows are onboard and functional.
This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am features a 6.6L V8 engine with a host of upgrades and is mated to a Turbo 400 automatic transmission with a B&M Street/Strip shift kit. Mechanical work includes ported Edelbrock aluminum heads, stainless steel rocker arms, oil-restricted push rods, aftermarket cams and lifters, an Edelbrock 800CFM carburetor, new headers, a 2.5” custom exhaust, an aluminum radiator, dual electric cooling fans, electric fuel pump, 3000 RPM stall converter, and a High Torque mini starter. The seller reports that all motor work was done professionally and has itemized receipts.
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