$30,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
BS1 Additional Acoustical Insulation
C49 Electric Rear Window Defroster
C60 Air Conditioning
K30 Cruise Control
L78 400ci 4-barrel V8 Engine
M33 Automatic Transmission
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio
QCY GR70x15 White Letter Tires
Y82 Special Edition Package
Y90 Custom Trim Group
Y92 Lamp Group

  
exterior color code
19 Starlight Black
interior color code
19N Black Vinyl Deluxe

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Y82 SE
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   72,310 (Actual)
Engine:   400 ci V8
VIN:   2W87Z7N197419
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 very proud to offer this PHS documented 1977 Special Edition Y82 Trans Am with only 72,306 original miles. It is in great stock unmolested condition inside and out and priced to sell. This Trans Am is loaded with sought after options such as: removable T-tops, factory air conditioning, power windows, tilt wheel, deluxe vinyl interior, rear defrost, additional acoustical insulation, lamp group, etc., and of course the legendary Y82 special edition package. This Special Edition 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 has been very well preserved its entire existence and is in very original condition to this day. This Trans Am looks good, runs awesome, and is fun to drive. It is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Starlight Black paint with Gold SE stripping over Black deluxe vinyl interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below as well as the PHS documentation. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information below to get a true sense of correct and nice this Trans Am really is.

The market on the 1977 and 1978 Y82 Trans Ams is absolutely red hot right now and they are skyrocketing in value. There are only a handful available at any given time and they are truly one of the hottest spots in the American classic car market right now. This fact is boosted even more by the release of the new Smokey and the Bandit movie and Burt Reynolds personal Y82 selling for $480,000. Whenever we get one of these cars in stock they always generate a great flurry of activity. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in the years to come.

Please note that while the Pontiac 400ci engine that is currently installed in the car is not numbers matching, the numbers matching 400ci block is pictured below. There is a specific photo of the stamping on the engine. On the engine block is stamped, "27N197419." The "2" would indicate the Pontiac division of GM, the "7" would be model year, 1977, and the "197419" is the last six digits of the VIN indicating this is the original "numbers matching" engine block, We obviously cannot verify the authenticity of any stampings, but it is on the correct spot on the engine block, in the correct format, and we have included the close up photo below for any perspective buyer's review.

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

 

 

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 with the original build sheet, original window sticker, or PHS documentation.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black and Gold exterior is in nice driver condition. The paint has a nice gloss and dazzling shine; it is extremely reflective as one can see in the photos and video. The SE hood bird and other decals are in great shape and are not faded or peeling. All of the weather-stripping on the car has been replaced at some point and is still soft and not brittle. The original 15"x7" snowflake wheels are in beautiful restored condition with no curb rash and have an brilliant finish. The BF Goodrich tires have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small blemishes, checking, and touch ups in the paint around the car; some are visible in the photos and some are much too faint, but overall the car looks in person as it does in the photos. Actually, the car looks much better in person in natural light than it does in our shop under the harsh T5HO fluorescent lamps. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car it is very solid. The previous owner reiterated that the car was undercoated when new, which really helped preserve the underside and protect the car. We have included specific photos below of the area on the car that are most prone to rust to show how clean this TA really is. There is a bubble on the lower right rear quarter and a specific photo of the spot below. The tail panel and spring perches are very clean with no rust, which are usually two of the worst spots on these f-bodies. The trunk is very solid and unmolested and nicely detailed with a spare tire, original jack, jack base, lug wrench, original trunk mat. The difficult to find original Hurst T-top storage bag does show its age, but is also included with the car.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support shows a "2 28 77" stamp, or February 28, 1977. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the forth week of April, 1977 (04D). 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.

 

Interior

The original black deluxe vinyl interior of the Trans Am looks amazingly well preserved. The seats look in person just as they do in the photos with no rips, split seams, or signs of excessive wear and are in great overall condition. The driver's seat appears to have been at least partially recovered so there is no wear in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is in great condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in excellent condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. A very cool Pioneer Super Tuner III digital cassette player was installed years ago with Sony 6x9 speakers and sounds great in the car. Most importantly the original dash remains intact and uncut. All interior lights and gauges work as they should with the obvious exception of the clock. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. There is one small blemish on the bottom of the steering wheel, but as one can see in the photos it is not very noticeable. The headliner is in great shape with no holes, stains, and not sagging at all. The package tray looks great with no warping, fading, or sun damage. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever. The interiors in this era Trans Am are not known the wear well and the excellent condition of this mostly original interior is a true testament to the care this car has received over the years.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Trans Am appears to be in very good mechanical condition. The Pontiac 400 engine that is in the car has a "YT" engine block code and is in good running condition. The car is an nice driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 75mph, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, there are no strange vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. There is no smoke when starting or driving this Special Edition. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. A true dual exhaust system with not catalytic converter was just installed and gives this Trans Am a nice exhaust tone at idle and cruising speeds. Headers were installed on this TA years ago and there is a slight exhaust leak that is audible, which is very common on cars with headers. This appears to be the only significant modification on this car and can easily be reversed back to factory configuration at any muffler shop. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as on can see in the photos. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. The compressor clicks on as it should when the A/C is turned on as one can see in the photos so the a/c should work. The blower motor is a bit finicky and it is very cold so it was hard to properly test the a/c. As with many older carbureted cars this one is a little cold blooded and there is a bit of play in the shift lever, but the car goes into gear and shifts fine. The cruise control and horn do not work. This Trans Am has lots of power having a Pontiac 400 engine and handles amazingly well. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful day with the T-tops removed.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1977 PHS documented Special Edition Y82 Trans Am is in very nice overall stock 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 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 these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. 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 twelve minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
http://youtu.be/F-nZTtg2YwY .

 

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.

 

 



 

eBay terms

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