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Help Needed - My Rare 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary *Convertible*

Pontiacpaul

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Does anyone have any pictures of this restored or in original condition?

I am about to restore mine but want to restore it to its exact original condition.

I was told there were only about 10 of these made, and I don’t know how true that is?

Any help or guidance would be gratefully appreciated.

Paul

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WOW!

That's very rare, and how long have you had it, or where did you get it?

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Hi, a guy imported it a few years ago and didn’t have the time to do it up, so sold it to me, and it’s been sitting in a trailer of a guy I know here in Norfolk, England, waiting for him to start work, he tells me he will begin next month.
 
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Hi, a guy imported it a few years ago and didn’t have the time to do it up, so sold it to me, and it’s been sitting in a trailer of a guy I know here in Norfolk, England, waiting for him to start work, he tells me he will begin next month.
How much did you pay for it?

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I stole it for £6k!

Plus a couple of hundred to recover, going to spend about £30k on getting it back to the former glory than who knows what it’s going to be worth!?
 

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I stole it for £6k!

Plus a couple of hundred to recover, going to spend about £30k on getting it back to the former glory than who knows what it's going to be worth!?
It's a very rare TA, and we can't see the progress!

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Pontiac never made a second-generation convertible Firebird.

However, there were more than a few aftermarket dealers that would do one for you.

The kit used to butcher your Trans Am was one of the cheaper ways to get a convertible Bird.

It is possible to salvage what you have, and if you stick to it, you will have a novelty Trans Am.

Just make sure that sub-frame bracing is overdone.

Many T-top cars flex badly, so you can only imagine how much the chassis is weakened with the whole roof being gone.

You have a lot of work and money to be spent to work everything out, but your Trans Am will be one of a kind.