$49,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A31 Power Windows
A90 Remote Control Deck Lid Release
AU3 Saf-T-Lok Power Door Locks
B37 Front and Rear Floor Mats
B93 Door Edge Guards
C49 Electric Rear Window Defroster
C60 Air Conditioning
C95 Dome Reading Lamp (Map Light)
D34 Right Hand Visor Vanity Mirror
D35 Sport Mirrors
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel
QCY White Letter Tires
U58 AM/FM Stereo Radio
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
V02 Super Cooling Heavy Duty Radiator
W72 T/A 6.6 Litre (400ci) 4bbl V8 Engine
Y82 Special Edition Package
Y92 Lamp Group

  
exterior color code
19 Starlight Black
interior color code
19R Black Vinyl

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Y82 SE
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   94,620 (Actual)
Engine:   400 ci W72 (#'s Match)
VIN:   2W87Z7N180817
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a 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 it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Dan: 513.256.5543












vehicle description

 

 

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.

   

 

model description

 

 


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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black 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.

Driver T-Top: 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.

 

Interior

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 the photos.


Mechanical

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 Condition

 

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.

 

vehicle video

 


For a sixteen minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/9fvg2j2FSio .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast 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.

 

 



 

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