This site is dedicated to the restoration of my 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. Over the years I have collected thousands of photographs that document the work done to my Trans Am. They are posted on this site to help educate and inspire others.

This site is finally up and running! Now I just need to get all the pictures and updates up.

Little is known about the cars history before my ownership. However, the car's title said it was first registered in April of 1979 in Arizona and its original price was $6883

In 2005 my brother was making a living flipping cars in Tucson Arizona. He would go to the local “Junk for Jesus” car auction, buy cars at auction, do a few simple repairs, and then sell the cars on eBay or Craigslist.

In August of 2005 my brother at auction stumbled upon a brown 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. He knew I had always wanted a Trans Am and thought this would be an excellent opportunity for me to buy a rust free Arizona car. He snapped a couple of pictures with his camera phone and sent them to me. Based on his description and two very small photographs I decided I wanted the car.

When the car went to the block there was only one other person bidding on it. Ultimately my brother prevailed and won the car for $1,000.  

I had the car shipped home to New Jersey using DAS auto shipping for $800.  I took possession of the car on November 1, 2005 with a total cost of $1,800.

1979 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

350 Chevy - 4 bolt mains
GM Performace Vortec Cyclinder Heads - 64cc chambers, 1.94/1.50 vlaves, max cam lift .475
Edelbrock Vortec Performer RPM intake Manifold
Summit Camshaft - 224/224 Duration, .465/.465 lift
Zoom Timeing Chain set with +4 Cam Degrees
GM HEI Distributor
Plug Gap @.060
Holly 4150 Street Avenger Carb - 30cc pump, 65/65 jets, # 31 squirter

Automatic Turbo 350

Axle ratio - 3.73
Factory rear disk brakes - The car shipper I use. - My favorite Trans Am parts supplier. - The company that made my sequencer tail light kit. - High performace parts. - High performace parts.

If you have any questions regarding the restoration or would like a quote for me to make you your very own car site, you may email me:

I0001 Car Original Condition
I0002 Dash Rebuild Part 1
I0003 Dash Rebuild Part 2

M0001 Car Original Condition
M0002 Smell That? GAS! Part 1
M0003 Smell That? GAS! Part 2
M0004 Functional Shaker
M0005 Engine Clean up / AC
M0006 Steering / Suspension
M0007 Oil Pan / CrankShaft
M0008 Top End Rebuild Part 1
M0009 Top End Rebuild Part 2
M0010 Top End Rebuild Part 3
M0011 Top End Rebuild Part 4

E0001 Car Original Condition
E0002 Paint Job in a Bottle
E0003 Wheel Well Painting
E0004 Rear Bumber Painting
E0005 Tail Lights Part1
E0006 Front Bumper Painting
E0007 SnowFlake Rims
E0008 Pass Door Jam Refresh
E0001_TX 1973 Nose Purchased

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