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    FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

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    Never had one of these myself but a friend did and while they were really kinda slow, they were still near the top of the heap in the high school parking lot! Snowflake wheels with the polished lip...

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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by 981 Cayman S View Post
    ...and while they were really kinda slow
    Yeah, those droop-snoot ones with the 403 were dogs, you needed a `77 or `78 with the 400 T/A engine.

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    they were still near the top of the heap in the high school parking lot!
    That`s for sure...to us people driving our father`s hand-me-down cars in high school.
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    That`s for sure...to us people driving our father`s hand-me-down cars in high school.
    My high school hand-me-down ride, complete w a “3 on the tree”. Better than the bus though!



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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Yes sir!!!! Love those `Birds!!!!! The exotics are crazy nice, but so nice to feel that history with the old muscle cars.
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by 981 Cayman S View Post
    My high school hand-me-down ride, complete w a “3 on the tree”. Better than the bus though!
    You`re making that up!
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Has it been restored or original? It’s in great shape…


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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    You`re making that up!
    Nope, the AMC Pacer it was! Goofy, but oddly fun car; could turn off the ignition while driving, wait a minute, turn ignition back on and it would backfire loudly out of the tailpipe. Was great fun...right up until it blew the internals outta the muffler. "Gee, I dunno Dad...all of a sudden it just got really loud...I have no idea why". Hot as all an oven in the Summer with all of that glass and no A/C (no radio for that matter either...bare-bones car). Was my second hand-me-down American Motors classic, the first being an awesome 1973 Hornet Sportabout (hey, at least it had `Sport` in the name):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coatings=crack View Post
    Has it been restored or original? It’s in great shape…

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    Maybe a bit of both, I think. Very low mileage... Probably been refreshed over the years here and there.

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    Would be fun to own something like this for sure...call me crazy but would rather have this on my list of "I won the Lotto" cars than some Italian `supercar`... I guess I just don`t get those things. Nice and all I suppose, just not for me.
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by 981 Cayman S View Post
    Was my second hand-me-down American Motors classic, the first being an awesome 1973 Hornet Sportabout (hey, at least it had `Sport` in the name)
    Ha, I had a friend who had to share a Gremlin.

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    What is that, some sort of warning label on the visor? One of my hand-me-downs that I wound up keeping for a long, long time, out of sentimental value still had some sort of warning label on the driver visor when I junked it, I think it was something about not parking over leaves, hot exhaust, etc. Of course my TV still has the transparent brand label in the corner, so....
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Ha, I had a friend had to share a Gremlin.
    Gremlin = Cooler than a Pacer or Sportabout

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    What is that, some sort of warning label on the visor? One of my hand-me-downs that I wound up keeping for a long, long time, out of sentimental value still had some sort of warning label on the driver visor when I junked it, I think it was something about not parking over leaves, hot exhaust, etc. Of course my TV still has the transparent brand label in the corner, so....
    Guess it is a "How to operate Seat Belt" instruction card

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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by 981 Cayman S View Post
    Guess it is a "How to operate Seat Belt" instruction card

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    No fair! What was the point of me keeping that sticker on my car all those years, if the junkyard guy could just buy a new one??
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    No fair! What was the point of me keeping that sticker on my car all those years, if the junkyard guy could just buy a new one??
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    So do you know if this particular car will be in Dayton next month as well?

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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Rabbit View Post
    So do you know if this particular car will be in Dayton next month as well?
    Not having spoken to the owner, I couldn’t say. It sure would fit in well!


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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    It would fit in perfectly And it looks absolutely amazing now, so I think the owner would be happy with the results there showing it.
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    Re: FINALLY something I can relate to: 1979 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by 981 Cayman S View Post
    My high school hand-me-down ride, complete w a “3 on the tree”. Better than the bus though!



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    Love the curb feelers
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