'79 Trans Am S.E. of Ken & Darlene Szymczak
A National Firebird and Trans Am Club
featured car is the ‘79 Trans Am S.E. of Ken & Darlene Szymczak
from Dunkirk, New York. Here is their story:
It was November in 1978 that I ordered my 1979
black and gold Y84 Special Edition Trans Am. It came with the 6.6 403 automatic,
225/70R15 white lettered tires, the S. E. package including T-Tops, stripes and
the "bird" on the hood, AM-FM stereo radio and power windows. All for $8500.
Everyone in our family has had the pleasure of
driving and enjoying our Trans Am. Our son and daughter both learned how to
drive in the Trans Am and passed on their first drivers’ test. It was also fun
to see my mother and father driving the Trans Am.
It is hard to believe that this November it will be
40 years since I ordered our Trans Am. It still looks good and we get
complements wherever we go. Who knew back then that it would become a part of
We love going to car shows and sometime winning
trophies and sometimes not. I display the original window sticker along with the
build sheet. And the people are just amazed at what the car cost back then.
Now with my wife and me retired and all the memories we will have plenty of
time driving the road hearing that great sound of our 1979 Trans Am.