- 1979 Trans Am -

This is the story of my 1979 Trans Am

Technical Specs

Technical Specs for the 1979 Trans Am:

4 speed borg warner super t10 transmission
400ci Pontiac engine (ported and polished heads)
t-tops
ws6 package
4wheel disc breaks
15x8 snowflake rims
edelbrock aluminum intake
holley 750 carb
centerforce clutch
hurst shifter
3.73 gears
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).