Like new 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the car, with only 37 miles on it, sold for $220,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
The car had been stored on a farm in Michigan and was recently covered in dust when it was purchased by a car restoration company.
Restore A Muscle Car marketing manager Tom Hegland said Fox News Digital it was one of four identical Trans Ams purchased by a family as an investment and may be the lowest mileage example from the model year.
A RARE 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE muscle car has sold for $1.1 million.
It’s a well-equipped hardtop with a 6.6-liter V8 engine, automatic transmission, power everything, and the iconic Screaming Chicken decal on the hood.
The black coupe needs no work to run, just new fluids, fuel system flush and battery.
Hegland wouldn’t say how much his shop paid for it, but the original paperwork says the car cost just $8,300.45 when new.
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According to Hagerty, a comparable car in the Concorde is worth about $70,000, but that estimate doesn’t take into account the hard-to-drive car.
the public bids him at the auction it did and sold for $220,000.
That’s nearly double the $118,250 paid once Mecum Auctions event last January a blue 1979 Firebird Trans Am with 38 miles on the odometer is a significant mark for the model over the past year.
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Maybe it’s time to check for any “chickens” you’ve got in storage.