Thursday, August 1, 2013

5k: BYOW: 1979 Pontiac Firebird TransAm Thunderchicken, Low Miles

Yesterday's post on the V8lvo Craigslist Trifecta highlighted three of the four horsemen of the Craigslist apocalypse (CAPT'N CAPSLOCK, Too Much Too List & No Engine/Trans) but clearly missing was the fourth and favorite horseman "Bring Your Own Wheels."  Seriously, who sells a car without wheels?  Apparently lots of people, as we stumble upon pricing based on with/without wheels all over craigslist.  Find this 1979 Pontiac TransAm Thunderchicken for sale by Bring Your Own Wheels in Alameda, CA for $5,000 via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy. 

This Pontiac TransAm is claimed by the owner to have only 775 miles on the odometer, 400 miles put on by him...but the asking price is extremely low for something with less than 1,000 miles, so we can only assume this is a typo.  The engine is the Oldsmobile 403 cubic inch (T/A 6.6 on the hood) good for 185 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque.

This car could be an interesting find if the miles turn out to be true.  See a better low mile el cheapochicken? email us here:


  1. 775 miles after resto maybe. car looks good shame the wheels dont come with it.

  2. What kind of moron is this guy? Good luck selling that boat anchor!

  3. Wow those decals are kool pasted on the deck lid .....not.

  4. "....NO TIREKICKERS." Dude, point of order: I can't kick what isn't there.

  5. What's up with the different colored interior? Photos are horrible, need to see it in person.

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