1979 Pontiac Trans Am 455 V8 - Restored by Area 52 Restorations in Troy, IL
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV This is the final video covering the restoration of a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am by Area 52 Restorations in Troy, IL. I know that many of you have been waiting to see it's completion and that day has finally arrived. I'm really impressed with how the car turned out in the end. Personally, I think it might be the nicest Trans Am that I've seen. I hope you find it interesting as well. Thanks for watching and commenting! 1979 Pontiac Trans Am muscle car restoration vintage classic collector automobile 455 V8 show car candy brandywine firebird high performance torque gs455 Buick hot rod rat rod lead sled custom restored Area 52 Restorations Troy IL RamblinAround rambling vlog hd partner
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132742 / 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/cyb6cf5 This Norwood-built WS4 1979 Trans Am is somewhat of a rare bird, with its Starlight Black paint and a red cloth interior and only 6455 miles on the clock. It has been lovingly preserved by knowledgeable experts since the day it rolled out of the factory, making it one of the most beautiful Trans Ams we've ever featured. The black finish is simply spectacular, and it demonstrates none of the usual issues you find with original cars of this vintage. There's no orange peel, no checking or fading, and even the graphics remain bright and crisp, all proof of the outstanding care and workmanship that went into the car. Body alignment is excellent, including the nose cone, rear wing, and, of course, the unique Trans Am hood scoop. The net effect is a gorgeous T/A that will turn heads not because it's an unusual car, but because of how brilliantly presented it is. In 1979, the Trans Am could be optioned with a higher compression Oldsmobile 403 V8 which when mated to an automatic transmission as in this Poncho, made an exceptional, for the time, 185 horsepower. Hidden under that massive hood scoop, you'll find correct GM Corporate Blue paint on the block, heads, and tinwork, and it is, of course, the original, matching numbers engine. Look at the brightness of the wiring, the correct hoses and lines throughout the engine bay, and the proper hardware holding it all together. It starts quickly and easily, idles as it should, and if you're going to drive it, it does, indeed, drive like a new car. The engine is backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission, and the extraordinary preservation continues underneath. There's exactly zero rust anywhere, with the floors still showing clean satin black factory paint. Everything under there is factory-issue, including the Exhaust system, suspension, shocks, and correctly stamped gas tank. And there just aren't many factory wheels that look better than the gold-toned "snowflake" alloys on this one, which wears a set of period-correct Uniroyal radials. Setting this Trans Am apart from many of its stable-mates, however, is the brilliant Carmine Red bucket seat interior. Where an overwhelming majority of 1979 Trans Ams received silver or black interiors, the black-on-red combination never goes out of style and always looks sophisticated and upscale. Exceptionally well preserved, the unusual velour seats are supportive and comfortable, and I can guarantee that you won't see many of these at the next Pontiac Nationals. Everything works as it should, and the condition is beyond reproach in every way that matters. Even the trunk is unmarked, including the original space saver spare, jack assembly, and original decals. Almost every low-mileage second generation Trans Am we've been able to find has sold quickly and for price-guide-busting prices, and this one is one of the best. Unusual, beautifully preserved, and ready to show at any level, it is truly investment grade in every way. Don't miss another opportunity to put an appreciating asset in your collection, especially one that will collect trophies instead of dust. Call today!
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Review 7-22-2008
TestDriveMyRide.com is an idea for car reviews of real cars by real people. This test video is a review of my 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. This restored vehicle features a 300 horsepower Chevy 350 V8, 700r4 overdrive transmission, 3.42 rear gears, flowmaster Exhaust, and subframe connectors. Original black on black t-top vehicle with fresh paint and interior. The original Oldsmobile 403 only had 180 horsepower, but these cars can return to the muscle car era with only a few tweaks/mods.