thanks for the comments Trans Am Guy...to answer your question, The paint job is new. Even though my 79 was a birthday gift from my wife, I found out some history from the other owner before myself. The guy was doing a complete restoration on the car, then he got a job working overseas, so he put it up for sale. My wife and son checked out the car and bought. Seems the car was brown with tan interior, but the guy had it repainted.To make a long story short, He was about 70% finish with his restoration before he decided to sale.