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Hagerty Employee

This '79 Trans Am is an understated, all-original black beauty

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Leno gets to cruise in a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am on loan from the Audrain Auto Museum.


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New Driver

I am the original owner of a 78 Trans Am with the W72 400 engine (220 HP) and automatic trans. While I enjoyed the video of Jay Leno in the 79 TA, I take issue with his comments that Pontiac never had a high horsepower engine, He needs to read about the SD-455 offered in 1973-74.

Jay also made comments about the special 100 MPH speedometer that the Trans Am was able to install. The law requiring 85 MPH speedos did not take affect until model year 1980 cars were produced.
Intermediate Driver

trans am 79 looks the same has my 86 irocz