eBay TOTALLY RUST FREE CALIFORNIA TRANS AM.
Greetings! Here for your consideration is TOTALLY COMPLETE, ALL ORIGINAL RUST FREE 1979 TRANS AM. This car has been in storage for the past 10 years (barn find?). It was purchased brand new in Stockton California - and has remained there until I purchased it from the original owner’s family and moved it to Modesto - 20 minutes South.
I had great plans for a full frame off restoration when I found this car. (who doesn’t?). However, reality sets in...(sigh). Bills and responsibilities demand more immediate attention. I guess it would be prudent for me to let this car go and pay my bills. It would be better see this car go to someone who wants a TOTALLY RUST FREE - ALL ORIGINAL Trans Am to restore rather that let it just sit around for another 10 years. This car is a FANTASTIC SOLID FOUNDATION to build on!
Although the Blazing Hot California sun has not done the paint or interior any favors - it has PRESERVED the structure of this car AMAZINGLY WELL - making it a HIGHLY sought after TOTALLY RUST FREE CALIFORNIA CAR. (Bragging rights?)
This car is ALL ORIGINAL and UNMODIFIED. The car still has its Factory ORIGINAL Rochester Carburetor, 17059553. ORIGINAL 6.6 Ltr V-8 (403) Engine, Transmission and Rear end. I even re-intalled its original GOODYEAR POLYSTEEL RADIALS which had been removed and put away. NOTE: If you look at other Trans Am ads - you’ll find that Polysteels are usually found ONLY on the most expensive original cars or are show quality restorations. They are EXTREMELY hard to find. MOST of the Trans Ams for sale seem to have the typical B.F. Goodrich T/A Radials. T/A Radials are NOT CORRECT as original equipment tires. '79 Trans Ams originally came with UNIROYALS or POLYSTEELS.
COLOR COMBINATION: This car was truly beautiful in its day. It was originally dark NOCTURN BLUE with a Deluxe Light Blue Velour Hobnail interior, Original paint exists under a “Protective Coating” of rattle can primer. This car originally featured gold Hood Bird and gold decals. (I was planning to switch to the Blue Bird and decals to better match the interior)... just sayin’. (I‘ve attached a few pictures at the end of this ad that show other restored cars featuring this same color combination - just to show you how this car will look when it’s finished.)
MECHANICALS: No, we have not attempted to get the car running. I was planning to start disassembling it for restoration; so trying to get it running seemed pointless. The family lost the keys a long time ago. Engine is the ORIGINAL 6.6 Ltr 403 V8. Family indicates the motor has never been out of the car. I did not want to disassemble the front of the motor just to find the numbers. Knowing the history of the car - I have NO DOUBTS that the motor is the original. Heck, the darn thing still has its original carburetor!
The car remains as we found it when it was removed from storage. Only exception is that we re-mounted the original Goodyear Polysteel Radials back onto the snowflake rims (couldn’t resist). I was told by the original owner’s surviving son that the Rear-End went bad - and the car was then put into storage 10 years ago. There is no water in the engine oil - and no oil in the radiator water. Needless to say - you can plan on all mechanicals needing restored - but NOTHING major is missing aside from an air intake hose etc. .and the darn keys. Underneath the car is dusty and dirty (for sure) but NOT CORRODED and NOT RUSTED. It’s truly a great thing to actually SEE the bolts AND the THREADS! - and NOT be looking at the wreck of the Titanic under there! Rusticles? Not on THIS car!!
The VALUE, APPRECIATION and DEMAND for Trans Ams has been SKYROCKETING over recent years, Who would EVER think you’d see a 79 Trans Am for $60,000?! Crazy, but they’re out there - and growing in numbers! This TRANS AM is a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for you to snag a SOLID CALIFORNIA RUST FREE TRANS AM INVESTMENT before the price of these cars becomes out of reach. I have a clear California Pink Slip - in my name - ready to sign off.
AO1 - Tinted Glass
L80 - Factory Original 6.6 V-8 Engine (403 cu. in.)
M33 - Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission
JL2 - Pwr Disk Brakes Front
K81 - 63 Amp Alternator
NK3 - Custom Form Steering Wheel
N65 - Space Saver Spare
N90 - Custom Aluminum Wheels (Snowflake Rims)
G80 - Original 3:23 Positraction Rear End.
B18 - Deluxe Code 24B Light Blue Lombardy II Cloth Velour Hobnail Interior
U76 - Windshield Antenna
QGR - 225/70/R15 Original Goodyear Polysteel Radials
U05 - Dual Horns
UP8 - Sterior Radio Provision
T93 - Special Tail Light Assembly
WS4 - Trans Am Package
WV6 - Exterior Trans Am Graphics
29 - Nocturn Blue Paint
Factory Original Carburetor: Rochester 4 Barrel Carburetor. No.17059553
PLEASE BE SERIOUS IF YOU BID ON THIS CAR. Please exercise your Due Diligence and conduct your own research and/or ask any questions you may have. Please do NOT bid on this car if you cannot afford to pay for it. The car is being sold AS IS - WHERE IS. NO WARRANTY Expressed or Implied! This car is for sale in my local area. - therefore I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS AUCTION ANYTIME.
PAYMENT: I will accept a non-refundable $1000 deposit via PayPal within 24 hours after winning this auction. The REMAINING BALANCE MUST BE PAID WITHIN 7 CALENDAR DAYS after the end of this auction.
Because there are sooooo many freaking scams out there these days - to prevent problems, I would like to complete the remainder of the sale and purchase transaction through a money wire transfer from your bank to my bank. Any form of check, such as cashier’s check MUST be VERIFIED by my Bank that it has CLEARED my account before the vehicle can be released to you. Sorry to say - Even Cashier’s checks can be faked these days. I WILL accept a cashier's check - but nothing moves until all funds clear my bank.
SHIPPING: You can pick up the car in person and pay cash etc. However, if you are too far away to visit personally, It is the Buyers responsibility to make arrangements to ship the vehicle to your location. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to pay for any and all expenses to ship the vehicle. I will cooperate with your chosen Shipper and make sure that we make ourselves available when they call us to retrieve your car. Please understand that this vehicle cannot leave my possession until I have REAL usable money in my account.
Thank you for viewing this auction and considering the purchase of this wonderful Trans AM.
On Aug-13-18 at 08:23:51 PDT, seller added the following information:Greetings - I've received more than a few emails from folks concerning my Options List. Folks with a keen eye and a whole lot more knowledge than me have reported that my Options List is waaaay outta whack! I must apologize! I am by nooooo means a Trans Am expert! I copied a hand-written list that was found in the glove box. I assumed that it was correct - so I mindlessly retyped it into my ad. Boy - what a mistake THAT was! Again my apologies. As one gentleman pointed out the M33 is a 350 automatic transmission (which is correct) but the list called it a 400. Another person called out the gear ratios. etc etc. All I can say from this point forward is what I know - the car was purchased from the original owner's family. It's been sitting for 10 years and has never been apart. The one item I personally checked out (cause it was readily accessible) was the carburetor. Definitely the original that is supposed to be there. The Polysteels are a RARE find. (Wouldn't want to drive on them - but I'd keep them only to install and show only at car shows) Aside from that - the pictures speak for themselves. Sorry for the confusion! Hope this answers most of your questions.
On Aug-14-18 at 14:28:21 PDT, seller added the following information:Greetings All! Thanks to all of the 2,454 people that have viewed this auction thusfar. I appreciate your comments and inquires. I also appreciate many of your wonderful offers to take part trades and cash. Although I appreciate the many good offers, I'm looking to sell this car outright and I cannot accept another vehicle as trade or part trade.Thank you for understanding.
|“ALL ORIGINAL and COMPLETE CALIFORNIA RUST FREE PROJECT CAR. READY FOR RESTORATION! Car was stored for 10 years. NO MODIFICATIONS. I was told by the original owners family that the Rear-End went bad and the car was "primered to protect it" and then stored away. They said that the engine ran good when it was stored. Here is your highly sought after opportunity to secure the bragging rights of owning a RUST FREE CALIFORNIA CAR - an ALL ORIGINAL UNMODIFIED RUST FREE TRANS AM.” |
| Year: || 1979 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 2W87K9L76594 |
| Mileage: || 49,980 || Transmission: || Automatic |
| Make: || Pontiac || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Model: || Trans Am || Warranty: || NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED |
| Engine: || 403 V8 || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Power Options: || Air Conditioning |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Sub Model: || TRANS AM |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Exterior Color: || Blue |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Interior Color: || Lt. Blue Velour |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Number of Cylinders: || 8 |