- 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)
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).