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Offline GPlover74

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1979 400 4 speed
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:50:11 PM »
Looking to rejoin the Trans Am Family. I have been searching long and hard for a 77-79 with a Pontiac 400, 4 spd and t-tops. I am ultimately looking for something i can drive and tinker on over time. I came across a 1979 the other day and I am struggling on what my offer should be. It has the original Pontiac 400 with the original 4 speed tranny so fairly rare. The current owner has had it for about 20 years (had 60,000 miles on it when he bought it - now has 120,000). He thought it was repainted shortly before he purchased it so the paint job is also about 20 years old. It has some spider cracking on the bumper covers and some paint chips here and there but nothing major so paint will be good for a while. I don't see any signs of bondo or rust on the body panels and the underside seems very solid..very little surface rust on the underside even.  The interior definitely needs some work (seats, headliner, door panels, carpet, etc). It looks like some pieces have been refinished at some point in its life. Ultimately I am not too concerned with the interior as I may look to change the color anyway. It has the 4 wheel disc brakes, rear defrost, power windows, Deluxe interior and NO A/C. The engine seems to run strong, no knocks or anything like that. The current asking price is $10,000, NADA value with these options is $11,300 low.  TransamFlorida.com has a similar car, definitely NOT in as good of condition, and is asking $11,500 for it. I was thinking of offing $8900.

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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 10:39:00 PM »
That's a ballpark price for  a 400 4speed.  I have a 1979 1 of 1107 SE 4-speed, 54xxx miles, new paint and decals, tires, loaded up car.  Original engine lost oil pressure an dwas junked, so I got a correct PWH block an d had it built.  I've never put the interior in it except for the driver seat to move it in the building, but it's all there.  It would take $14k to get it as it sits, so an engine with wear, and old paint, etc...  would definitely be less value. 

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1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 11:41:07 PM »
4SPEED has his 77 W72 posted for sale for $12K.

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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 03:18:11 AM »
i would offr $7k and se what he says
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1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 07:48:52 AM »
i would offr $7k and se what he says

If you are talking about 4speeds car
Hell say no, that's a stupid low ball offer, its all brand new stuff and 12k is a steal. It's people like you that guys don't want to ever sell their car to.
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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 08:13:07 AM »
i would offr $7k and se what he says

If you are talking about 4speeds car
Hell say no, that's a stupid low ball offer, its all brand new stuff and 12k is a steal. It's people like you that guys don't want to ever sell their car to.
was not talking about 4speeds car was replying to his initial post
1979 ws6 trans am (current project)
2005 mercedes s55
2001 dodge durango
1980 SE trans am (new current project)
1971 Monte Carlo
the 5 p's "perfect planning prevents poor performance"

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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 05:54:27 PM »
Thanks for the input guys...hopefully closing a deal today! 
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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 08:35:56 AM »
We got a deal done! Expecting delivery of the car today so very excited to once again have a 2nd Gen TA. It has been 21 years since I had to part with my 1978 Trans Am (also a 400 - 4 spd with T-tops) - she was also my first car.


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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 09:17:37 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 01:30:03 PM »
Congratulations Sir
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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 01:31:34 PM »
good job
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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 03:54:07 PM »
congrats on the new member of your family. 
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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 04:29:11 PM »
awwwwwwww hell yahhh  ,   very sweet. 
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Re: 1979 400 4 speed
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 04:37:14 PM »
sweet similar to mine but you have much better paint
1979 ws6 trans am (current project)
2005 mercedes s55
2001 dodge durango
1980 SE trans am (new current project)
1971 Monte Carlo
the 5 p's "perfect planning prevents poor performance"