Saturday, January 21, 2023

1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary - $90k high bid

1,300 miles. 6.6L V-8 engine. 3-speed automatic transmission. 15-inch finned turbo wheels. Shaker hood. Air conditioning. 4-wheel disc brakes. Pontiac served up one last round with "The 10th Anniversary Limited Edition" Trans Am. Along with its special paint, graphics, wheels, it would be among the last offered with the "6.6" 403 engine. As a collectible car from the 1970s, the anniversary Trans Am stands out. 5,683 were built with the "6.6 Litre" Oldsmobile 403 and a Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 automatic.
403 Oldsmobile 6.6 Litre engines are boringly reliable but they were gutsy performers … at least by enemic late 70s standards. The GM 8.5-inch 10-bolt was standard issue, with a 3.23:1 gearing.

Rust is the biggest enemy of these Pontiacs. Many anniversary Trans Ams lived a charmed, salt-free existence because they were perceived as collectors’ items. 1,817 Trans Ams were equipped with the T/A 6.6 Pontiac 400 and a Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed. They command a premium.

For your consideration at Mecum.