We frequently poo-poo low mileage claims here, especially in the comment sections on posts. I don’t think there will be much argument with this one–but what is it worth? This 1979 Trans Am is so original and documented I’ll bet it’s mostly original air in those original tires! It’s located in a private collector’s nine-car climate controlled garage (as the seller points out) in Pompano Beach, Florida. The car is being auctioned here on eBay, with bidding beginning at $49,000 and a buy it now price of $55,000.
What would a post about a Trans Am be like without a close up of that glorious screaming chicken sticker! This is a silver anniversary car, and as we have written about before on Barn Finds, these cars were frequently kept as collectibles from new–but not this nicely!
Normally I would try to point out good and bad points about the condition of this car–but there are no bad points that I can find. If you find something in the pictures or description, please point it out in the comments, because I couldn’t find anything. The story about purchasing it from a GM executive with 968 miles makes sense, the lack of driving the car because of its condition makes sense–and that, of course, is the reason for selling it. It’s hard to enjoy a car you feel guilty about driving.
The interior on these cars is so period. Not gray leather, but silver leather. “Engine turned” dashboard. Wow, just wow. Naturally, everything works, including the original 8-track tape player!
Under the hood is the same story. I do see a spot of surface rust here and there on a hose clamp or two, so some time under here detailing would not be a bad thing. Perhaps that’s why it’s on eBay rather than Barrett-Jackson, as the seller states they are trying to save bidder fees. It’s notable that the seller is interested in another similar car in a swap + cash deal, so it’s not that they don’t like Trans Ams. So it comes down to the money–is $55,000 too much for late 1970’s perfection? What do you Barn Finds readers think?