Pleased to present this 1979 10th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am. Thousands invested in keeping this 10th Anniversary presentable and road worthy. Recent rebuilt transmission, AC Service on top of years and years of constant attention to condition. 3-Ring Binder full of records going back many years along with Window Sticker, copy of Build Sheet, etc. Paint, Body and Interior all present very well for a car this age, older restoration, but still looks too good to start over, odometer shows 44k miles, most likely over 99,999 sold as exempt due to age and restoration history. 6.6 Liter 400 rumbles to the delight of “Gear Heads” and “Collectors” alike, wherever you go !
In 1979, Pontiac Released the 10th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the first Trans Am that rolled off the line in 1969. This was a limited production run of only 7500 Trans Ams. Really, the only options that were available on the 10th Anniversary Trans Am was the powertrain options. You had your choice of either the Pontiac 400 with the 4-Speed transmission, or the Olds 403 with the automatic transmission. Out of the 7500 production cars, 1,817 were equipped with the 400/4-speed combo, and 5,683 were equipped with the 403/auto combo. Standard on the 10th Anniversary was the two-tone silver and charcoal paint. This paint scheme was accented by a special 5 color hood-bird which wings extended over the hood and onto the side fenders.
The body of the car was also outlined in a special black and red stripe package much like the "Special Edition" striping of the earlier Special Edition Trans Ams. There were also special badges (decals) that were placed on the car signifying the 10th Anniversary Edition.
All of the 10th Anniversary car were fully equipped with the WS6 handling package, custom silver interior with "shag" carpet and the Firebird emblem embroidered in the door panels Also standard on all 10th Anniversary Trans Ams were power windows, power locks, Air Conditioning, power trunk release.... in sort, pretty much every option available at the time. The T-tops were also a special mirrored finish instead of the drab "smoked" finish of T-tops seen previously.
The 10th Anniversary Trans Am was also the first time you saw the "Turbo" wheels seen on later Special Edition Turbo, Pace Car, and other Turbo Trans Ams.
All-in-All, this wasn't your ordinary "run-of-the-mill" Trans Am. Just about everything on this car was taken to the next level to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this popular Musclecar. Unlike Special Edition Trans Ams of the past, this car could easily be identified by using the VIN number as a reference. Instead of the normal "S" or "W" to signify Firebird or Trans Am, the 10th Anniversary had a "X" as the second digit in the VIN number to signify it is Special, and “Special” is the descriptive word we use in describing this car…
Pleased to present this 1979 10th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am