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Pontiac Trans Am Anniversary (1979)


Pontiac Trans Am Anniversary (1979)

After almost axing the Trans Am in 1972, Pontiac decided to continue with it through the fuel conscious mid-1970s, and eventually they had a best seller late in i hat decade. The car shown was the 10th Anniversary model, all in silver and featuring the W72 400ci (6.6-liter) V8 plus four-speed Borg Warner Super T10 manual transmission. Though the Trans Am had been redesigned a year before, it featured much the same suspension layout but on the Anniversary model a special upgrade of the springs and shocks took care of cornering, along with 7x15-inch (178x381mm) Turbine alloys and wide radial tyres. Braking was also exceptional, with the four-wheel discs being power assisted. The interior looked ultra-modern for the time, having a machined aluminium dash with seven sport gauges, drilled three-spoke steering wheel, and silver vinyl high-back bucket seats.

Pontiac Trans Am Anniversary (1979) Specifications

Top speed:125 mph (200 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):7.0 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:400 a (6,554 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:220 bhp (164 kW) @ 4,000 rpm
Max torque:320 lb ft (434 Nm) @ 2,800 rpm
Weight:3,551 lb (1,614 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.25 km/I)
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