- 1979 Trans Am -
This is the story of my 1979 Trans Am
Technical Specs for the 1979 Trans Am:
4 speed borg warner super t10 transmission
400ci Pontiac engine (ported and polished heads)
4wheel disc breaks
15x8 snowflake rims
edelbrock aluminum intake
holley 750 carb
hooker competition headers
3 inch dual exhaust with 3 inch flow through mufflers
This 1979 Trans Am, 400ci Pontiact Engine, with T-Tops,
6.6 Liter, was one of 2917 made that year. All were manual transmission
automobiles. Factory, this car had 220 bhp @ 4000 RPM (SAE net) and 320
lbs-ft @ 2800 RPM (SAE net). The tachometer redline is set at 5000 RPM.
Estimated original price for this Trans Am was $9143.45. A road test in
1979 produced a zero to 30mph in 2.9 seconds, zero to 60mph in 6.7 seconds.
Standing quarter-mile: 15.3 seconds @ 96.6 mph and a top speed at redline
of 123mph. 70-0mph: 179feet and an estimated fuel economy of 12 mpg (city).