1979 Pontiac Trans AM, Y84 S.E. 4 speed, SOLD!



General Specs

  • Year: 1979
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am Special Edition
  • Mileage: 18,951 Exceeds
  • Engine: 400 “PWH” NOM
  • Transmission: 4 Speed
  • Exterior Color: Black
  • Interior Color: Black
  • VIN: 2W87W9N152289

Vehicle Description


Cincy Classic Cars is very proud to offer this 1979 Factory Y84 Special Edition 4 Speed WS6 Trans AM which is in fully restored condition and absolutely gorgeous. This PHS documented Y84 Trans Am is very rare being only 1 of 213 ever built in its original configuration with a 301 Pontiac Engine and 4 Speed manual transmission. The original 301 engine is long gone and a correct “PWH” stamped Pontiac 400 engine sits in its place which is the correct block for a 1979 factory 4 speed engine. This special TA features a beautiful repaint in factory Starlight Black with all new decals and pin stripping, a fully restored interior, and rebuilt correct “PWH” 400 engine, PHS documents/window sticker, and plenty of restoration receipts. This Trans Am has no visible rust anywhere and is very solid with great lines and gaps. This Trans Am is finished in the most beautiful and most desirable color combinations of Starlight Black (code 19) over Black Deluxe (code 19N) vinyl interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below and included PHS documents. These special low production SE 4 Speed Trans Am’s are some of the most sought after collectible TA’s on the market. They continue to increase in value and desirability.


The Starlight Black exterior is in beautiful fully restored condition. This Trans Am was treated to a professional repaint in factory Starlight Black with all new decals and pin stripping and was finished 7/2017, so the exterior is brand new. The hood, fenders, doors, trunk lid, all spoilers and wheel flares were removed during the repaint. No short cuts were taken and the end result is excellent and fresh. The paint is in great condition and very fresh with no signs of visible rust anywhere on the body or underneath and both bumpers are in great shape with no flaking or faded paint. New front bumper grills were added and a new nose emblem. The decals are brand new and are in excellent shape. There may be some minor imperfections that are not noticeable in the photos, but nothing was intentionally excluded from the photos. The BF Goodrich tires are like new with full tread left and are sized 255/60/15 and the 8″ snowflake wheels are OEM restored originals and are in great shape and come with new stainless steel center caps and lug nuts. All weather stripping and window sweeps are newer and in excellent condition. Door seals, t top seals, trunk seal, and shaker seal are newer. Trunk is very solid and clean with the original space saver spare tire and jack, with a correct felt trunk mat.


The Black deluxe vinyl interior of this Trans Am has been restored to stock and is in excellent overall condition. The seat covers were just replaced and are like new with no noticeable wear anywhere. They were professionally installed and fit very tight over the seat foam. The rear seat has a compression wrinkle in the middle which will come out in the sun or if steam is applied, very common issue which happens during shipping because the covers is folded. The carpet is new as well with no major stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in good overall condition but does have a few blemishes which are not that noticeable. The dash bezel is correct and was just restored by Randy Combs and looks beautiful in the car. The cost alone for that service is $250.00. The stereo was just upgraded to a modern mp3/USB unit with brand new JBL speakers. The door panels have been replaced and are in like new condition and both new door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner and package tray have also been replaced and both are in great condition. All interior lights and gauges work as they should outside of the clock and tach. There was an aftermarket tach installed which we removed that worked so getting the factory tach working again should not be to difficult. The horn, stereo, wipers, and blower motor on all speeds works. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever.


This Trans Am is in great mechanical condition and several performance upgrades have been performed recently with included receipts. The engine was rebuilt less than 5000 miles ago and runs strong and pulls hard. A dyno sheet is included showing just over 300 HP. A new Edlebrock intake was added along with a Holley 750 carb. A new high performance HEI distributor with new wires and plugs was installed. Correct wire looms and guides house the new wires and look great. A new performance Mc Leod clutch was installed and shifts very smoothly. New ceramic coated long tube headers with brand new flowmaster stle dual exhaust was just installed and gives this TA and true muscle car sound at idle and cruising speeds. The rear gears were completely rebuilt with new 3.23 gears at a cost of just over $1000. A new mini performance starter was just installed. New fuel pump and fuel lines were installed.
The suspension was upgraded and rebuilt as well with new rear springs, new shocks, new body mounts, new bushings, and new end links. The emergency brake works as it should. We have driven this car numerous times and it always performs well, it does not run hot, it rides tight, and is always a joy to drive. The smiles, thumbs up, and attention you get driving this car is unlike any classic car I have driven. In the video one can observe this car running and driving with no excessive rattles or noises, and the car handles and performs well. The camera does make some squeaks and crackles especially while shifting, you can hear the same noises in the walk around video. This Trans Am is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The 4 wheel disk brakes do not pull and stop as they should and were recently serviced. Also, the engine is very clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. This is a factory NON AC car which really cleans up the engine bay and looks like old school muscle engine bays.

This is one of those rare TA’s that you can have your cake and eat it to. You get a factory Y84 4 Speed TA with a correct “PWH” 400 Pontiac engine for a fraction of the cost of a factory 400 4 speed SE TA. In every way its the same car but not numbers matching for half the price of a like conditioned real model. You also don’t have to be paranoid about driving around in a 50K plus car. All in all a nice situation to have.


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