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focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM
classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs
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very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a
collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.
We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because
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Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this stunning 1977 PHS
Documented Y82 Special Edition Trans Am with the original numbers
matching W72 400 ci engine, which is in excellent condition inside
and out and priced to sell. This Trans Am is the epitome of cool and
is infamous from its staring role in the Smokey and the Bandit
movie. Everywhere you go in this car you will get fond looks and
thumbs up, its a true piece of authentic American History. This
Trans Am is the most desirable SE available today with factory
ordered T-Tops and 4 speed manual close ratio transmission coupled
with the potent W72 high performance Pontiac 400 engine, one of only
2699 ever produced. This rare SE has only 94,620 original miles.
This Trans Am looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive. This
is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Trans Am that is ready
to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value.
Throughout the entire F-Body market right now, this is one
of the most desirable Trans Am's available. Not only is this
a highly desirable Special Edition, but it has all of the
most sought after options like T-Tops, W72 engine, and
4-Speed manual close ratio transmission, al of which are
verified as original by the PHS documentation pictured
below. The market on the Y82 Special Edition Trans Am's is
absolutely red hot right now. One could easily buy this car
now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to
come. This Trans Am is finished in the beautiful and
desirable color combination of Starlight Black with Gold SE
stripping over Black vinyl interior. This is the factory
correct color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured
below as well as the PHS documentation. The low original
mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car,
but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, stating the
mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video,
and information, below to get a true sense of clean and nice
this Trans Am really is.
Please note that this Trans Am is numbers matching
meaning the last six digits of he VIN, "27N180817," are
stamped on the engine block, which is pictured below. The
"2" indicates the Pontiac division of GM, the "7" is the
model year, 1977, and the "N" is the plant where the car was
produced, Norwood. Also stamped on the block is the code
"WA," which is correct for an 400ci W72 High Performance
engine with an 4 speed manual transmission. The car rolled
off the assembly line during the third week of March 1977;
the build date on the trim tag, "03C," is pictured below.
All of the trim and color codes on the trim tag are also
correct for the car.
As a side note, this Trans Am is not a dealer auction vehicle.
We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our
classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone
that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.
We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the
car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each
picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so
you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a
question about the Pontiac, just give us a call.
Special Edition Y81 & Y82 :1976-1978
Let me start
saying that 1976 was the first year for Special Editions, in 1976
Pontiac would celebrate their 50th anniversary, and by the way they
built very few of them, therefore considered rare. 1977 was the year
the movie Smokey and the Bandit was released and they used a 1977
Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition in that film, making the 1977 TA an
instant hit . We don't know for sure why, but Pontiac did not
stamped the code Y82 on the cowl tags, at least I have not seen any
in 76-77 models, so here is some tips to help you figure if your car
is SE or not. All Y82 Trans Ams had black exterior (cowl tag must
show 19L 19U), they all had Gold Birds decals, German style
lettering , Gold pin stripping all around and Gold front grilles.
The interior was not necessarily black, we have seen and restored
SE's with red interior, white , Tan. As per interior, all the SE's
came with Gold swirled dash bezel and gold spokes on the steering
wheel. Most of them had Deluxe interior, but there are exceptions,
we have seen many with standard interior. In 1977 the exterior
emblems used were RED, not gold as many folks think (arrow head on
the nose and wheel caps emblems), the door emblems and the shifter
emblem all were gold , they were all gold in 1978 and up, not in
1977. 1977 Special Editions came with 15 x 7 snowflake rims with
gold painted inserts, 1976 came with gold polycast honeycomb rims.
All Y82's came with HURST t tops in 1976 and 1977 , in 1978 you
would only find Hurst T-tops on car produced before March 1978,
after that they came with bigger t tops from "Fisher" but if you
wanted a SE with non tops this was also possible, and the code for
that would have been Y81code. So now you know what are the basics to
recognize a Special Edition, but honestly that's not enough proof.
Now days you can buy all the necessary parts to make any black TA
look a like a Y82, this said you need to look further. The only way
to know that your car is a real SE is through 2 important papers:
1- THE BUILD SHEET or 2- the WINDOW STICKER
and Gold exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can
see in the photos, the paint has an awesome gloss, dazzling
shine, and deep finish. The decals are in overall very nice
shape with no crackling, fading, or peeling. The original 15x7
snow flake wheels are in great condition with no curb rash and a
great finish. The center caps are correct in stainless steel and
in excellent shape. The tires are literally brand new BF
Goodrich radial TA's, correctly sized 225/70/15, with less than
20 miles on them. No major flaws have been intentionally
excluded from the photos. There are some imperfections that we
have highlighted in the pictures. There are some small blemishes
that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is
really noticeable from five or ten feet away. All of the weather
stripping and window sweeps are in good condition overall. The
trunk is solid and nicely detailed with spare tire, jack and
correct original trunk mat. There is some evidence of rust
repair in the past and one spot on the frame rail that has been
repaired, with a specific photo of the area below. We have
intentionally included many photos of the underside and the
areas that are most prone to rust, such as the lower quarters
front and rear as well as the rocker panels, door jams, and dash
corners, to show how nice this car looks.
This Trans Am
has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured
below. The core support shows a "1 4 77 stamp, or January 4,
1977. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes
the car's build date of the third week of March, 1977 (03C). As
one can imagine, if this Trans Am had ever sustained even a
minor front end collision this part would have been repaired or
replaced. The original stamping is great to see in tact.
The Trans Am looks in person as it does in the photos.
Window Date Codes
Driver: CC - The first "C" denotes November and
the second "C" denotes 1976 meaning the driver's side
window was made in November of 1976.
Passenger: NG -
"N" denotes January and "G" denotes 1977 meaning
the passenger's side window was made in January of 1977.
Rear: LG - "L"
denotes March and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the rear
window was made in March of 1977.
LG - "L" denotes March and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the
driver's side T-Top was made in March of 1977.
Passenger: XG - "X" denotes February and "G" denotes
1977 meaning the passenger's side T-Tops was made in
February of 1977.
Please note that all of
the side the glass, rear glass, and even both T-Tops on
this car are date coded and original as each piece
predates the car's body build date of this third week of
March, 1977 (03C). Original glass is a good indication
that this car has had no major accident history
and never sustained significant damage.
The black vinyl interior of this
Trans Am looks splendid. The seats are in good condition
with no excessive wear. They look in person just as they do
in the photos with a small spot of use on the driver's
bolster and one split seam on the passenger bucket, as one
can see in the photos these are hardly noticeable. The
carpet is in terrific condition with no stains, rips or
holes. The original dash is in good condition with no fading
or sun damage. The two prong Kenwood digital cassette radio
works properly and the dash remains un cut for stereo
installation, and comes with 3way 6x9 rear speakers. All
interior lights and gauges work as they should with the
obvious exception of the clock. The original door panels
look great with no or splits or cracks on the arm pad. The
headliner has been replaced with the correct material and in
good shape, but the original headliner board is a little
wavy in a few areas, especially around the passenger t top.
The package tray is in excellent condition with no warping,
fading, or sun damage. This car has not been smoked in and
there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever. Please note in
the video below how both seat belts operate and retract
properly. This is a very common problem on this era "F-Body"
and a small, but very important, detail most buyers do not
think to check. These Firebird interiors are not known to
wear well over time and the excellent condition of this
interior is a testament to the meticulous care and attention
this car has received throughout its life.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in
This Trans Am is
in excellent mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed.
The original numbers matching engine is in great running
condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and
idles well. It drives terrifically and it is tight on the road
and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the
car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to
stoplight, going through some curves, and shifting through all
the gears. Please note that there are no strange noises or
vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no
blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The transmission
shifts crisply and does not pop out of gear. The clutch feels
good and operates smooth. The brakes are responsive and do not
pull to one side or the other. The previous owner is a
professional mechanic by trade for a GM new car dealership and
owned the car for 21 years. In 2002 the engine was pulled and
rebuilt; there are receipts pictured below and the car has been
used sparingly since the work was completed. Also, the engine
compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the
photos. Even the flexible air induction pipe is the original and
exceptionally rare factory installed unit, not some cheap
plastic reproduction. Ram Air exhaust manifolds were also added
in 2002 with true dual exhaust, no catalytic converter,
and new mufflers. This SE sounds healthy at idle and cruising
speeds with an excellent true muscle car tone. The horn works as
do all the interior and exterior lights, wipers, map lights,
power locks, blower on all speed settings, and even the a/c
blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor engaging properly
in the video below. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil
pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. This
Trans Am has lots of power being a factory ordered W72 high
performance engine car and handles amazingly. Not enough can be
said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car,
especially on a beautiful day rowing through the gears.
Overall, this 1977 PHS Documented
Special Edition Trans Am is in terrific driver
condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to
sell. Anniversary and Special Edition GM classics always
hold a high premium over their standard counterparts and
this is especially true with the Y82 SE Trans Am's.
Verifiable originality is also extremely important in
pricing on these cars and as one can see this Pontiac is
documented and undoubtedly a correct SE. This car turns
heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The
value of Special Edition Pontiacs, or "Bandit Cars" as
some call them, is currently skyrocketing. They are all
solid investments for a collector or the average
enthusiast. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars
of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for
several years and sell it for more than the purchase
price with minimal effort.
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For a sixteen minute video of the car including running, starting,
walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway
majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped
across the country or even across the world to their new
owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping
process and glad to help our customers with it. We are more
than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere
in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we
can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added
expense for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us
for a shipping quote. While we are more than happy to assist
with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the
shipping of the extra engine block.