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1979 Y84 Special Edition Bandit Trans Am W72 400 4-speed 1 of 1,107

Nikolas Worden

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Hello everyone, my name is Nikolas, and I'm the owner of this 1979 Special Edition Bandit Trans Am 400 4-speed.

This is 1 of the 1,107 SE T/A's made, and I am the 2nd owner of this car.

It was originally bought new on January 12, 1979, in Saginaw, Michigan, by a neighbor of my Grandparents.

She drove it for many years and supposedly got arrested while going over 100 MPH in Texas.

Unfortunately, health issues led the car to be sidelined, and the original owner passed away in April 2019.

Her son, who knew how much I wanted a Trans Am, offered me the car and everything for it for $1,000, and it has been in my possession since.

This a real deal Y84 SE Bandit and is a #'s matching W72 car. While inspecting the vehicle after I got it home, I found the car's original build sheet stuffed inside the back seat, proving it is a real SE W72 car that was built in Norwood, Ohio and was ordered by the Garber Pontiac-Cadillac dealership in Saginaw, Mi where the vehicle was sold.

I am planning to do a full nut and bolt restoration to this car while improving a few components to make better than new.

I am also going to rebuild the original W72 Pontiac 400 V8 and add more performance upgrades.

Thank you so much for letting me join!

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Nikolas Worden

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That's great good luck with the restoration; any updates on the progress so far?
Unfortunately, very little so far.

Been busy with other projects and education.

I did get some more documentation from PHS and got the dealer invoice and a reprint of the window sticker.

I hope to be making more progress on the car shortly.

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Unfortunately, very little so far.

Been busy with other projects and education.

I did get some more documentation from PHS and got the dealer invoice and a reprint of the window sticker.

I hope to be making more progress on the car shortly.

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What's PHS, and is it easy to find original documents for any Trans Am?

I'm wondering how I could track down any paperwork on my 75.
 
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What's PHS, and is it easy to find original documents for any Trans Am?

I'm wondering how I could track down any paperwork on my 75.
Pontiac Historical Services.

They offer original documents for any 1967-80 Pontiac Firebird, such as the dealer invoice and any other piece of documentation for your 75.

It's $85 for your documentation email only or $100 for expedited email.

The window sticker is separate for $50.00 plus $4.00 if you want it laminated.

http://www.phs-online.com/order.htm
 
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