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Kidd403

M –44
Gardendale, Alabama
United States

 
 

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carfanatic1
Jun 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm
Great looking T/A!! thumbsup image
 
 

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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Vac)

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Photo of a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Vac)

About

In the year 2000, I was working on a 1978 Trans Am when I heard about this car abandoned in a body shop in 1991. The shop owner notified the owner that he (the shop owner) had had a heart attack and was stopping work for a few monthes. After a recovery the shop attempted to contact the Trans Ams owner to no avail. They eventually moved the car to a corner and left it there disassembled in primer untill I rescued it in 2000.
I did research and found the codes to reveil it was supposed to be Nocturn Blue with Camel trim. A very attractive combination and luckily, the WS6 wheels and 4-wheel disc brake rear end were still intact. I later ran the car through Pontiac Historical Services to confirm its pedigree due to the build sheet being long gone.
I found that I knew the owner-not the one who abandoned it, but the one who sold it to him-and I named it after the fellow I knew. Vac.
Vac is heavily optioned and is alot of fun.

Specs

Vac has his original 403 Olds motor bored .040 over with a early set of Hi-Po heads, Edelbrock Performer Olds intake, headers, x-pipe, 2 1/2" exhaust exiting at the factory Trans Am splitter pipe, Quadrajet carb and cam similar to a Mondello grind.

He has a Turbo 350 with a shift kit and 3:08 Posi inside the WS6 rear.

Factory Options

Vac came crammed with options:
Power Windows
Power Locks
Cruise Control
Deluxe Lighting package floor glove box trunk w/ deluxe map light
Power Trunk release
Tilt wheel
WS6 handling package (wheels brakes sway bar)
T-Tops
Deluxe interior
Air Conditioning (one day will have again)

Not to mention the Nocturn Blue and the Camel is just darn good looking!

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