$29,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
B37 Front and Rear Floor Mats
B93 Door Edge Guards
D34 Visor Mirror
D35 Sport Mirrors
L78 400ci Engine
M33 Automatic Transmission
UN9 Radio Accommodation Package
QCY GR70x15 White Letter Tires
T59 Conventional Battery
Y82 Special Edition Package

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

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am Special Edition
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   86,690 (Actual)
Engine:   400 ci
VIN:   2W87Z7N236671
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.  I 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 stunning numbers matching 1977 PHS Documented Special Edition Trans Am 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 was nicely restored by a true Trans Am enthusiast. The body was sanded down to metal, correct factory colored paint was professionally sprayed, new decals were professionally applied including perfectly applied SE stripping, a full new interior was installed, trunk was fully detailed with all accessories and new trunk mat, original oem 15x7 snowflake wheels were beautifully restored, engine bay was professionally detailed. There is no way this car could be duplicated with this level of quality for anything near our asking price. This Trans Am is uniquely equipped with very few available options from the factory, definitely adding to the rarity of this fine Trans Am. 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. 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 combinations of Black paint with Gold SE stripping over Black standard interior. This is the factory 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 and video below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really is.

Please note that is Trans Am is numbers matching meaning the last six digits of he VIN are stamped on the engine block.  Also stamped on the block is the code "XA," which is correct for an L78 400ci engine with an automatic transmission.  The car rolled off the assembly line during the fifth week of June in 1977, verified by the build date of the trim tag of "06E."

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 through 2 important papers:


1- THE BUILD SHEET or 2- the WINDOW STICKER

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black and Gold exterior is in fully restored excellent condition. A full exterior restoration was completed less than a year ago with less than 500 miles driven on this stunning TA since so the paint is almost like new. The special edition decals and gold stripping are new and were professionally applied and look amazing. As one can see in the photos, the paint has an awesome gloss, dazzling shine, and smooth finish. The window trim and other bright work looks new as well. Often Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends; this car does not. The low front spoiler, which is very fragile and prone to damage, is in excellent condition as one can see in the photos. It is evident that there has been some rust repair done to the lower rear quarters just behind the rear wheels and the tail panel. Both bumpers are in excellent shape with no flaking paint. The 15x7 original snow flake wheels are in fully restored excellent condition with no curb rash and a great finish. All weather stripping is in new excellent condition. The trunk is nicely detailed with spare tire, canister, jack, base, and new correct trunk mat.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below.  The core support shows a "5 16 77" stamp, or May 16, 1977.  This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the fifth week of June, 1977 (06E).  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 just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The black standard interior of the Trans Am looks utterly splendid. The new correct seat covers are in like new condition with virtually no wear. The carpet is also in like new condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in excellent condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The original style correct 8 track radio sounds amazing and the dash remains un cut, and comes with a authentic Jerry Reed 8 track. All interior lights and gauges work as they should, minus the temp. gauge. The newly installed door panels look excellent with no cracks or splits. The headliner is in great shape with no holes or stains and no sagging. 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 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 with only 86,700 miles on the odometer. This Trans Am is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The brake system was just treated to new calipers, new pads, new rotors, new brake shoes, new wheel cylinders.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. New true dual exhaust with no catyltic converter was recently installed on the car. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, wipers, and blower motor for the heater. The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. The tires are older, but that appear to have about 90% tread left and have a very correct look for the era of this car. This Trans Am has lots of power 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 with the t-tops removed.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1977 PHS Documented Special Edition Trans Am is in excellent winning 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 stand counterparts and this is especially true with the SE Trans Am's. Verifiable originally 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 seven minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, and function check please visit: http://youtu.be/PZnVpZiq0Xs .  Please note in the video that the car was cold when started and we did not warm it up as one can see with the temperature gauge.

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.

 

 



 

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