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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Macho Edition”

A macho car from a macho era

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Featured on AutoHunterthe online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Macho Edition.

“This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am two-door performance coupe has covered 41,048 miles since new and is #56 of 96 total units produced in its configuration as a Macho Edition by brothers Kyle and Dennis Mecham for its model year,” AutoHunter notes in the listing.

1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Macho Edition

Under the hood is an L78 400ci V8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor, Hooker headers and dual exhaust. The engine is paired to a console-shifted 4-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential.

Finished in gold metallic it features the iconic Firebird hood decal, extensive brown body accents, and a “Macho T/A” decal below the rear trunk lid.

“After delivery to its originating dealer, the car was customized as a limited-run Macho unit by brothers Kyle and Dennis Mecham as 1 of 96 for its model year,” AutoHunter states in the listing. “Macho-spec Firebirds were subject to cosmetic and mechanical upgrades for increased power, including a functional shaker hood scoop.”

It rides on cast aluminum snowflake wheels with BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised white-letter tires.

This Pontiac’s auction ends on April 1, 2022, at 12:20 p.m. (PDT).

The sale includes a clear Georgia title, a Mecham Design letter of authenticity, documentation, and a build sheet copy.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is our Content Manager. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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