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79timebandit
    
what is the correct interior color for a 1979 black trans-am "bandit" model?
We are restoring a 79 black trans am. It has "custom" vinyl interior. What is the correct color name for the interior? Is it "camel" or is it "gold". It looks gold to us.
The floor mats were also missing, of course. What would be the style of mats for this car?
The car is a 4-spd. What is the correct shifter handle for it? It has a Hurst-shifter handle on it now.
posted: March 29, 2009
 
    
 
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honkytonky
    
I believe the correct name for the interior is Special Gold
posted:  March 30, 2009
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honkytonky
    
Also found a picture that might show what the correct shifter knob would look like
sources: www.firebirdtransamparts.com/bandit/bandit.htm
posted:  March 30, 2009
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dipstick
    
Do your floor mats look like this? If not, perhaps this is what style came with the car.
I'm not sure though.
posted:  March 30, 2009
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rustysouth
    
check out this web sight, www.bandittransamclub.com/gallery (george kehler) he has some photos of the inside of his " bandit' trans am where you can see the shifter knob.
(the trans am in the movie has black interior) yours is called GOLD
posted:  March 30, 2009
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bandit85
    
Allow me to introduce you to the Pinnacle site for Pontiac Trans Ams. www.hitmantransam the person that runs the site and has a wealth of knowledge is Brett. And I can't tell you how much he's helped me in restoring my Trans Am.
From the easiest questions to the hardest he answers he answers your emails and both the site and his hard work help the novice and the more saavy Pontiac enthusiast. If you have a true 1979 with a 4 speed hang on to it. There were only 11,659 4 speeds made in production totally that year. All depending on the type and engine size of your T/A.
The Hurst shifter handle stem is correct, I know because I have one and it may be a Borg Warner T-10 or a Saginaw Transmission. The ball handle could either be a regular white or black Hurst one or most likely the original was a Pontiac 4 speed logo that you can identify or purchase through Classic industries catalogs or on their website.
The carpet colr name I don't know, but try the site or ask Brett via email. Believe me he knows his stuff.
Welcome to the Pontiac family!
posted:  April 3, 2009
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hotlips
    
I know that yours is a year older...but here is a great article about Burt Reynolds very own T/A being sold at auction on May 2nd. www.autoblog.com/2009/04/04/burt-reynolds-own-bandit-trans-am-to-be-auction-in-may
posted:  April 6, 2009
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