1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Blast from the Past)
Last updated Oct 18, 2010
My second Firebird... purchased in '07.
Craving a 2nd Generation Trans Am for over 20 years, I finally decided to take the plunge. Driving the base model 301 powered Firebird as a teenager for 9 years, set the mold for my "MID-LIFE CRISIS" vehicle.
I always wanted a T-top, 4-speed, WS6, 2nd generation Trans Am. This is what I got.
Since I had to have a nickname, this car is titled "Blast From the Past"... because that's what it was.
I owned the car for only one year. It was plagued with header exhaust leaks.... which I hated. I only put 2k-5k miles on it during the summer/fall, before parking it with the final exhaust leak. I was so upset over the leaks, it sat on jack stands for about 7-8 months..... putting header gaskets on a 4-speed car is a real PAIN IN THE BUTT!.
Once I replaced the gaskets a second time, they still leaked and I put the car up for sale. It sold at a slight loss and I was glad to get some other bills paid off....... but the longing desire for my "Dream Car" of 25 years was still there.
Non-original Pontiac 350. 1976.
No factory radio, but had the radio accomodation package, which included the wiring harness, speaker, antenna (powered), and insulation package.
Cruise control wasn't offered on the 4-speed cars.
A/C, PW, PL, remote mirror, remote trunk release, rear defroster, WS6 (includes 4-wheel disc brakes), Borg Warner Super T-10 4-speed Transmission, Tilt steering column, deluxe cloth seating, T-tops, 6.6L Pontiac 400 (W72), ..... LOADED!
Rebuilt 1976 Pontiac 350. Not sure of specs, but it had much more power than a stock '79 Pontiac T/A with the 220 hp 400.
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