1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Limited Edition HardTop Coupe / 2W87K9L177847 Chassis Information

1979 Pontiac Firebird
Trans Am Limited Edition HardTop Coupe
Chassis #: 2W87K9L177847
Sold for $9,900 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions.
The Pontiac Trans Am production began in 1969 and only a few hundred were sold that year. As the years progressed, the muscle car era and the days of the high-horsepower engine greatly digressed. Emission regulations, increase in oil prices, and increases in safety policy brought this glorious era to its knees. During this time, the popularity of the Trans Am steadily increased, thanks in-part to its relatively powerful engine, good handling, and styling. In 1977, Burt Reynolds' 'Smokey and the Bandit' was released and the cars place in history was secured.

A sub-series of the Firebird began by 1979, including the base Firebird, the luxurious Esprit, and the sporty Formula. The Trans Am still accounted for nearly half of total Firebird production.

This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is finished in Starlight Black. It was built at Pontiac's VanNuys, California plant and carried a price of $8,694.45 when new. It has the iconic Firebird hood decal, chrome exhaust splitters, and 'Snowflake' aluminum wheels. It is powered by a 403 cubic-inch Oldsmobile built V8 engine capable of producing 185 horsepower. There is a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear. Other amenities include air conditioning, power steering, and tilt wheel.

In 2008, this vehicle was brought to the 2nd Annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $12,000-$18,000. Though there was no reserve, a high bid of $9,900 was enough to secure new ownership. The lot was sold


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008


2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$12,000-$18,000 
Sale Price :
$9,900

2019 43
2018 67
2017 90
2016 73
2015 56
2014 58
2013 77
2012 68
2011 42
2010 46

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$26,843$77,00043
2018$24,850$84,70067
2017$22,488$110,00090
2016$23,847$187,00073
2015$20,727$63,00056
2014$20,212$58,00058
2013$18,976$66,00077
2012$20,314$71,50068
2011$23,627$59,00042
2010$17,143$52,80046

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1979 sales)
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $25,300
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $11,000
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $18,700
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $18,700
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE
Sold for $26,400
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $12,100
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM
Chassis#: 2W87K9N123216
Sold for $42,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM
Chassis#: 2W87K9L136097
Sold for $22,220
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM
Chassis#: 2X87K9N158815
Sold for $20,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $24,750
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Firebird
Sold for $7,425
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $15,125
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE
Sold for $31,900
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $29,150
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $22,000
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $15,400
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $9,350
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary
Sold for $25,850
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Sold for $11,000
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1979 Pontiac Firebird's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Dallas$37,500  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$50,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am2W87K9L2105882019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $17,000$22,000
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$13,000  
1979 Pontiac Firebird 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$19,500  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1979 Pontiac Firebird 2019 Mecum : Houston$8,500  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE 2019 Mecum : Houston$38,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Mecum : Houston$9,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$19,000  
1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM 2019 Leake OKC 2019$25,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1979 Pontiac Firebird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$8,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$12,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$14,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$25,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$15,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$15,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$18,000  
1979 Pontiac Firebird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$11,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$50,000  
1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$10,000  
1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$8,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2018 Leake Dallas Fall 2018$14,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas   
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2018 Mecum : Dallas$18,000  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2018 Mecum : Dallas$12,500  
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1979 Pontiac Firebird 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   

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