1979 Grand Am W/ Factory Hurst 4-Speed

Filed in Pontiac Grand Am by on April 25, 2017 • views: 521;

We told you about the 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix with the factory 4-speed. Well, the Grand Prix wasn’t the only G-body to get the 4-speed manual in 1979.

The 1979 Grand Am shown here found itself up for auction on ebay in the summer of 2016. At the time, it was owned by someone in Maryville Tennessee (just outside of Knoxville). This Grand Am is rare because it came with the factory 4-speed manual transmission.

4,021 two-door Grand Ams were sold in 1979, and less than 500 of them had a Hurst-shifted 4-speed manual transmission. That alone makes this car worthy of being restored. Engine wise, the car came from the factory with a Pontiac 301 V8 and four-barrel carburetor rated at 150 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

The Starlight Black and Burnished Gold paint scheme has seen better days, but the car appears to be solid. The seller stated that the car “should have gold Pontiac Rally II wheels”.

Interior wise, the car featured a factory tachometer, gauges, air conditioning, bucket seats and a center console.

All in all, this has the potential to be a pretty cool car. Plus, a Pontiac 400 could bolt right in place of that 301!


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