April 25, 2013
LIMA 1979 Pontiacs. Our best get better, was the slogan for Pontiac during this time. 1979 marked the 10th anniversary of the Pontiac Trans Am. To mark the occasion, Pontiac created a silver exterior with charcoal hood bird decal and body striping. The interior had embroidered seats. Breaking the $10,000 mark, the 10ths base price was $10,620.00. Although Pontiac produced 7,500 of the tenth anniversary cars, a handful of cars were prepared as pace cars on the NASCAR circuit, most notably those which wore the Daytona 500 guise. The T-tops were also a special mirrored finish instead of the "smoked" finish of T-tops seen previously. The 10th Anniversary Trans Am was also the first time you saw the "Turbo" wheels seen on later Special Edition Turbo, Pace Car and other Turbo Trans Ams. This wasn't your ordinary "run-of-the-mill" Trans Am. Just about everything on this car was taken to the next level to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this popular muscle car. This car could easily be identified by using the VIN number as a reference. Instead of the normal "S" or "W" to signify Firebird or Trans Am, the 10th Anniversary had a "X" as the second digit in the VIN number to signify it is special.
Jacob Raesky, of Lima, brought his 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary to The Lima News' Real Wheels Cruise-In. People who know the Trans Am, recognize how special this car is and how wonderful it must feel to own this true muscle car.