This Macho Trans Am has a 403 V8, automatic transmission, PW, PS, AC,
and posi-trac. It was purchased at Mecham Pontiac in Glendale Az. When
the pictures were taken it had only 42,000 miles on it. The Macho modifications
performed on this Trans Am include engine work (including a special
cam), Hooker headers, modified exhaust system, and a modified suspension system including Koni shocks and larger sway bars.
It underwent a repaint in 1985 by Mecham Pontiac and did not have the firebird decal put back on the hood. Interior
was restored in 1997. New seat covers and carpet were ordered from Year One
This Macho is in incredible shape. Hopefully I can get in contact with
the owner soon and get more details.
The TA changed hands recently and Kirk, the new owner, wrote the
"I just wanted to let you know that I am the new
owner of 1979 Macho T/A #60 as of May 2008. I live in Far Hills, New
Jersey which is a rural suburb of Manhattan. The car is in great
shape, as highlighted previously. It has around 42,300 miles on it
now. I took delivery of it, had all the fluids changed, a safety
check done, and drove it the first night I had it into New York City
for dinner -- not sure but may be the first time a Macho T/A has
been in New York City!
Receives lots of positive comments. In fact, also the first day I
had it, was parked in front of my local classic/exotic car dealer
talking to some friends and a young lady walked past a Porsche
Turbo, a Ferrari Testarossa, and a Lamborghini Miura to ask me
(breathlessly) if the car was for sale! I bought this car because I
am a former Macho owner. In 1980 to 1983, while I was in college in
Arizona, I owned a 1978 gold Macho (don't recall the number). My
friends and I had a great time in that car, and I feel lucky to have
found this very nice example to relive some memories."