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Located in North East Washington State
https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/newport-1979-trans-am-for-restoration/6910485892.html

Up for sale is my best bro's 1979 Pontiac Trans-AM. The 400 engine is currently pulled out, as is the 400 trans. Transmission has a broken/cracked bell-housing, so the engine was pulled to deal with that but is/was in good, running condition when pulled. I also still have the transmission for parts swapping or rebuild, if that's an option.
My bro bought this as a running, driving TA to restore with his son. His son enjoyed driving it for a season before they started tearing into it. Since that was started, life has taken a nasty turn and my best friend is now in jail and likely will be for a good stretch.

The body is in fantastic shape for a restoration. We have 2 shaker hood scoops for it and a few other duplicated parts he tried to put together for resto before sh!t went sideways. This car is cancer free, the doors and trunk open/close smoothly and the T-Tops don't leak and held up incredibly well through the last rough winter with over a foot of snow and ice sitting on 'em. The hood is solid but isn't bolted to the hinges right now, or I'd have grabbed a pic of the engine bay. I've had this car sitting in my field since Dec. 2018, waiting to see how things would turn out in the courts. I don't know much about it but I've talked to enough gear-heads interested in these to know it's a good deal on a solid resto car.

I've got a few different guys in my area that are interested but sitting on their hands... apparently waiting for me to get desperate enough to give it away. He's been convicted and yet to be sentenced, so there is no desperation and I won't be lowering the price. I'm looking for $3000 for the car and everything that goes with it. Again, price is firm.






























He has granted me with Temporary Power of Attorney and asked me to sell this vehicle for him, otherwise I wouldn't be posting it here on FSB but since I have PoA, there will be no issues with title transfer. Title is clean and in my possession. PoA has been accepted by his bank and mortgage company already, so it's legit and holding up to scrutiny (ie: not an issue). To be honest... he just told me I can have all of his shit and I'll be working to swap his truck and bike titles into my ol' lady's name ASAP but I'd rather sell this off straight than swap and re-swap.

Thought I'd toss it up on here before going to the local craigslist or similar. I know it's not a Ford but it's a very desirable ride and I'm sure there are plenty of motor-heads that might know someone in the market. I'll answer any questions I can on the rig and I talk with the owner a few times a week, so I can get some answers that I wouldn't know but might take a up to a week to get 'em. That said... it's just sitting out here on my property and I'm happy to schedule a time for anyone interested to come and check it out in person.


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just what I need...another project. Crap....Zero Days Sarcasm Free.
And a car no less....but one with potential.

Can you PM the VIN or post it? would like to do some checking.
Cant promise I'd be a buyer, but I am intrigued at a minimum.
 

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That's a DEAL. A 2nd gen TA / Firebird is definitely on my list.
Here in VA, that car would sell at $5K in a day or two.

If it helps potential buyers - VIN says it's an original 301 car, Made at the Van Nuys CA plant.
 

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Did a mileage check for a CL caller the other day. ODO showed around 28,xxx.
I assume, as with all older rigs that's probably more like 128k miles but could be 228k.
Judging by the overall condition... I'm leaning to the lower end. :shrug

It's even got the rear window vent cover. A lot of the good parts on this rig tend to be highly desired but no way I'd be parting it out.
I'm not even a pontiac fan but that would just be sacrilege, even for a Ford truck guy. :toothless

Lots of potential for the right buyer. :thumbup

 

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Update: Actual Mileage shown... 24,112.x

I'm no longer speaking with the previous owner twice a week.
Had to bump it down to once a week. Jailhouse phone calls are stupid expensive.
 

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Alrighty then... she's going to a local friend of our friend. Not sure if he'll sit on it or restore it but it will be a good home. Thanks for the interest.
@schwim - you can close this thread, change the title to SOLD or do whatever it is you guys deem best these days. TY!
 
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