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1979 Pontiac Trans Am – 10th Anniversary

Vehicle Description

Here is your chance to own a beautiful 10th Anniversary Trans Am.
This car was produced with the sought after Pontiac 400 CID motor that produced 220 HP (much higher than the standard 403 CID Olds engine). There were only 1817 of these cars produced with this engine and 4-speed transmission.

This car retains its original 400 Big Block that has been freshly rebuilt. There are maybe 200 miles total on the motor since the rebuild.

The car has been re-painted in a fresh 2 stage paint in it’s original color. All decals have been re-installed to factory specs.

Also new are the a/c compressor, clutch, heater core as well as some of the interior parts.

This is a very clean mostly original car!

Restoration done professionally by Genesis Speed Shop & Restorations in Madison, WI.

The 1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am was another commemorative Firebird, this one marking the first decade of Pontiac’s still-successful Pony car. The 10th Anniversary Trans Am was officially priced at around $10,600, but the announced low production and the model’s perceived historical significance created a rash of speculation (classified ads appeared shortly after introduction listing $30,000 asking prices).
Equipped with power everything, it also featured a distinctive silver and charcoal paint treatment, T-bar roof with silver-tint glass hatches, silver interior with leather upholstery, the heavy-duty WS-6 handling package, and “Turbo Alloy” wheels designed by John Schinella and made by Appliance.
The Tenth Anniversary Trans Am (TATA) came with the Oldsmobile built 403 V-8 that was standard in the normal versions, but Pontiac had saved some of its own 400-cid V-8s with higher horsepower just for this special birthday model, even though the engine had been dropped for 1979.
Very few 400s were teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox, making this the most desirable drivetrain of the lot.

Vehicle Specifications


  • Mileage: 1 mi
  • Year: 1979
  • VIN: -


  • Exterior Color: silver


  • Interior Color: Silver
  • Seating Type: Buckets
  • Seat Material: Leather
  • Shifter Type: 4-Speed manual
  • Center Console: YES

    Engine / Transmission

  • Engine Type: Gasoline
  • Engine Size: 400 Pontiac
  • Fuel Delivery System Type: Carburetor
  • Transmission Type: Manual


  • Entertainment System Type: AM/FM/Cassette
  • Battery Location: Engine Compartment
  • Battery Shut Off: None
  • Battery Charger: Alternator
  • Power Steering: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes


  • Doors: 2


  • Front Suspension Type: -
  • Rear Suspension Type: Coil
  • Front Wheel Specification: -
  • Rear Wheel Specification: -
  • Front Tire Specification: -
  • Rear Tire Specification: -
  • Front Brakes Specification: Disc
  • Rear Brakes Specification: Disc
  • Spare: Yes
  • Exhaust Type: Dual
  • Power Brakes: Yes