1979 Pontiac Trans Am ws4 Gold on Gold Project. where do I start, car was bought 3 years ago from an owner in Connecticut who strictly garage kept the car, car was driven daily for a year after it was bought, and I sunk a lot of money into it, It is now being sold as a PROJECT. When the car was bought the body was rock solid including body undercarriage as well as trunk floor which is hard to come by in these east coast cars. Car is a 1979 Trans Am ws4 Gold on Gold, color option which came that way from the factory. Over the years someone replaced the once stock 4.9 liter motor with the better 6.6 Pontiac 400, (not olds), which put out more horsepower then the olds 403. car is an automatic, originally came with AC but the AC components are long gone as someone gutted the AC and put a delete plate instead, new owner can gladly reinstall AC if they desire as this was originally an AC car.
I bought this car originally because of the rock solid body that it came with as well as a nice shiny paint job and it was indeed garage kept. In my opinion this body is still pretty solid. Someone hit the front end while I was parked somewhere smashing the bumper and there is a small dent in the fender as the picture show, car will need body work to fix these issues. I honestly would replace the front bumper as it was also chipping. There is a small rust spot starting on the passenger rear quarter (check Pics), undercarriage is still SOLID, the frame rails are SOLID and the floor pans are SOLID other then minor surface rust (check pics once again), the trunk floor pan is also SOLID, which is usually rare, one of the reasons I bought this car in the first place. Paint still shines very well but it showing minor bubbling here and there. passenger doors is hard to open and close will probably need a striker adjustment. Glass is my opinion good all around, rear defrost works.
Wheels are in fair shape 2 or 3 of them shine real nice one of them is pitted, they are the better 15 x 8 snowflake wheels which at the time I believe were an option. Missing one center cap. Correct lugs are on wheels. Tires are bald and should be replaced
Interior is actually is great shape, seats have no rips carpets still looks good not much wear I think previous owner had it replaced console in good shape, headliner intact and in good shape, door panels have issues I would replace them, the drivers side arm rest is off the car as I was having trouble installing it. Dash is cracked there are 3 cracks going across the dash.
speedo works although the reading is a little off, fuel works, oil works, temperature gauge I had working but the sending unit that connects to the block got messed up, gauge is fine sending unit should be replaced (1 wire), Tachometer does not work neither does the clock (as always lol)
Car runs ROUGH. and like any other trans am it packs power. I took off the exhaust manifolds and replaced them with headers, the headers leak from the block, because when I had a mechanic change the exhaust manifolds to headers the bolts broke in the block and they had to be heli coiled to make a seal, and of course they still leak, which is a problem, my opinion the heads should be removed and rebuilt or replaced. The transmission fluid has a leak, I believe from the speedometer cable, power steering has a leak I believe from the steering box which was replaced brand new. cars burns a little bit of oil. long story short this car has issues, a great idea would probably be to rebuild the motor or if you have one PERFECT drop it in!. transmission shifter needs to be fixed you have to hold it in the gear you want while driving it as sometimes it pops out of gear Car had a lot of brake work done to it 2 years ago I have the receipts everything in brake system is mostly new the peddle is currently a little soft, I believe its just some air in the lines
Staten Island, New York, United States