The Platinum Club
(under 10k miles)
To qualify for this section of the site your Firebird must be at least 10 years old and must have less
than 10,000 miles on it and it must be in near perfect, unrestored, unmolested condition. I tried a
section similiar to this before and it just never took off. This is a slightly different format and I hope
it will see more success. The intent of this section of the site is to showcase those special cars that
have survived over the years without racking hardly any mileage as well as giving the restorer a
chance to see them as they were originally. I will make every effort to keep heavily restored
cars and those that may have had the odometer modified out of this section.
It won't surprise some people that the first Firebird to gain entry into this section of the site is a 10th. It seems a lot of them were bought and stored over the years as there are a number of low mileage examples in the hobby. Regardless of that this Trans Am is amazing and its more amazing that its 25+ years old. You can also see John's Trans Am over in the Anniversary Lots in Lot#4.
"Hello, I have been enjoying your site for years! I finally have a Pontiac of my own that is worthy (much more than worthy, actually) of appearing on your site. Could you please post these pictures? The car is a survivor (not restored) 3,100 original mile 10th Anniversary Trans Am. It is one of only 1,817 built with the high-performance T/A 6.6 Pontiac 400 V-8, Borg-Warner Super T-10 4-speed manual transmission and 3.23 posi-traction rear. It has never had any paint work and appears brand new. The story behind this car is a neat one.
When I was 19, my dad helped me to buy my first new car, a '79 Trans Am. It was not a 10th but rather, a low option white WS-6 car with blue interior, 403 Olds and automatic, A/C, stereo and not much more. It was not exactly what I wanted (the 10th Anniversary 400 4-speed was!) but how could I complain? Few 19 year olds were cruisin' in a brand new T/A! Anyway, the desire for my dream car never subsided. About ten years ago, I started looking seriously. After many flights to far away cities and multiple disappointments, I finally found my dream car in a climate controlled museum in Georgia sitting next to a 4 million dollar Duesenberg!
The car was virtually flawless with only 2,400 miles and still sported its original Uniroyal white lettered radials. The climate controlled environment preserved the car beautifully; I had never seen one that looked as nice as this one, not even when they were new. No door dings, no faded spoilers, no flaws of any kind! Even the A/C blew ice-cold. A deal was struck and I flew home to Maryland and anxiously awaited the delivery of my new T/A. Upon arrival, I changed all of the fluids, tuned it up (it still had the original plugs, wires, rotor and cap), changed the tires and gave it a good detailing. It runs better than any '79 I have ever driven and looks even better. When I drive this car, I am 19 all over again! Thanks for letting me share my story and keep up the good work."
Martinique Blue is reportedly the second most popular color for Trans Ams
sold in 1978 second only to Starlight Black. Larry writes: