Pontiac Firebird "TRANS AM" S/E "Bandit" Y84 400 ci (1979)




Genuine 1979 "Bandit" Y84 Trans Am S/E. Very rare original, only 9000 made that year. ( not numbers matching) came in 04 ( from Sylmar ca autoville dealers) Originally purchased from "HAUTE BAIE AUTO CO." in Canada,
Trans Am, W72* Pontiac (engine-was originally a 403 olds), the most powerful of the three engines offered that year. with TH350 auto, LSD back axle with uprated 3.08:1 ratio by "Hauser Racing". T-Top roof,  i had the Air-con removed and all relating pipework, the heater blower motor is still there and works good.The Radiator has been Re-Cored with an extra row for better cooling. There is a new fuel pump too..

   "W72 Pontiac engine was rated ( tho many believe lower than actual to keep insurance companies happy ) at 220 hp/325lbs net, with race/street cams with same profile as 1970 RAM AIR IV engine, 800cfm carb ( biggest available Quadrajet) larger oil pump, higher rev range, special bigend/small end pins, and harmonic balancer. Heads were from the 350 cubic inch engine with increase comp (standard 7.6:1 W72 engine 8:1)"...
check John M witzke excellent articles on this engine
The car was sourced in Canada by French chef Christophe Perney, SSS shipping services then brought the car over and dealt with refurbishment of the car, and getting her registered and MOT'd, this was is Sep 04, Christophe decided to emmigrate to Australia in 06, and the car was then sold to Richard Wright in Gloucester, now Richard ( by his own admission !! ) knows nothing about american cars-and only really got the car because of the "Smokey And The Bandit" film!! I then purchased her in Oct 10.
The interior was totally overhauled with new seats, door cards, headlining, carpet  and all the door seals and T-Roof seals etc.at a cost of over £5k, I have a stack of bills and receipts all kept in date order. servicing, parts etc too much to list here. Does come with PONTIAC HISTORIC SERVICES paperwork on the car, and copy of original window sticker,refering to the options like tinted glass, power locks, air con etc, but importantly indicating its a genuine " Y 84 SPECIAL EDITION TRANS AM"
see pics

Car was serviced and overhauled by Liberty Garage Services in Leeds. Liberty owner Steve, who knows more about T/A's than anyone-races them too!, says its one of the best in the country. Whilst it was there i had the engine taken out and painted, and the engine bay tidied up,New headers, Carb overhaul, and the usual plugs, leads, filters all fluids changed including LSD oil and additive and gearbox, "ValVoline 20/50 race oil is in. Also new discs, pads, calipers, and bearings, and master cylinder and of course all brake fluid changed. There is a dvd/cd player the previous owner fitted with faceoff feature. And of course working CB radio!!

Only 54k miles ( speedo is in Km/h) interestingly the sticker on the windshield indicates a service at 93000Km, (she has only covered three thousand or so miles in ten years totallyt rust free) showing she's been well serviced in Canada, and the paint is original! Drives beautifully, never driven in the rain and the bllack paint is original.  and is MOT'd and Taxed ( have all MOT's since landing in the UK ) Remember tho guys...she is 35 years old and is original and unmolested,and unrestored.

THE BAD BITS!!!! if you can call em that!!! Speedo could be re calibrated as original axle ratio was 2:46 and is now 3:08 so reads faster than actual speed (...i never bothered as its just a cruise car for me!!!!)..The body striping/decal kit looks a little tired in places ( if you look hard) some edges lifting-but being seriously picky here..

A regular at The Chelsea Cruz and Hot Rod Nights at The Ace Cafe London.
Summer's here!! so taken off SORN and as of 27-4-14 now MOT and Taxed.

I have a new project now ( Audi Quattro) now so will listen to sensible offers
tho no p/x's.

Price £23,500 ovno.

Part exchange:no

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  • Mileage: 54,000
  • Year: 1979
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Black


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 6.6
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 225
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 325
  • Top speed (MPH): 126
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 14.9 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 12
  • Driven wheels: Front Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 4


This Pontiac has been sold

middx, United Kingdom


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