1979 Pontiac
"Blackbird Special Edition"

6.6 Liter 403ci 4bbl V8
Edelbrock Performer Intake & 750 cfm 4bbl Carb
Hooker Headers and Flowmaster dual exhaust
Turbo-Hydromatic 400 Transmission

Power Brakes, Tilt Steering Wheel, Air Conditioning
Power Windows, Intermittent Wipers, Pwr Trunk Release
15 x 7 Special Edition "Snowflake" Sport Wheels

Black Exterior Finish
Black Custom Cloth Interior

Manufactured by General Motors Corp. in June 1979
at the Van Nuys, California Assembly Plant


This was the last model year Pontiac produced the TRANS AM with the 6.6 Liter engine. Starting in 1980 the largest engine you could put in a TRANS AM was a 5 Liter. The "BLACKBIRD SE" option was only available with a "Black on Black" color combination (duh?). It included a performance suspension package consisting of heavy duty springs, shocks, anti-sway bars and close ratio power steering, and included many of the "luxury items" Pontiac had to offer in 79 such as intermittent windshield wipers, power windows, cloth bucket seats, power door locks, remote trunk release, Gold 'Arrowhead" emblem on the front nose, gold snowflake wheels and oh yea, the big gold bird on the hood.


Sheryl and Shaunna showing off their award

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We sold our TRANS AM to a fireman in Anniston, Alabama.


 Magazine add for the TRANS AM and FORMULA in 1979


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