$25,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1978

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
B97 Front and Rear Wheel Spoilers
D35 Sport Mirrors
D55 Front Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
F41 Sport Front and Rear Suspension
GU6 3.42 Axle Ratio
G80 Positraction
L78 V8 400ci 4-Barrel Engine
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission
NK3 Formula Steering Wheel
N65 Space Saver Spare
QCY GR70x15 White Letter Tires
U05 Dual Horns
U28 Ash Tray Lamp
U35 Electric Clock
U76 Windshield Antenna
WS4 Trans Am
WW7 Hood Decal
WW8 Rally Gauges, Clock, & IP Tach
W72 Performance Package
74I Carmine Trim
74X Carmine Big Four Module

  

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   M21 4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   63,560 (Actual)
Engine:   6.6 Liter 400ci W72
VIN:   2W87Z8L110264
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:
Matt: 513.708.1468

 

 

 

 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this low mileage 1978 Trans Am in spectacular condition the high performance W72 engine, F41 Suspension, and highly desirable M21 4-Speed manual transmission. The market on the 1978 Trans Am's is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to sell. It is verified as a correct and original W72 with a 4-Speed by the original build sheet that still with the car and pictured below. Very low mileage and original examples of the second generation Trans Am's are exceptionally difficult to find and draw a huge premium in the current market, this is especially true for a 4-Speed example. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual."

This Pontiac looks outstanding, runs great, and is and awesome driver. We purchased this Trans Am Indiana. The car was so nice and the so was the weather so I personally drove it all the way back to Cincinnati. The trip was over 200 miles and took over 4 hours with a mix of country back-roads and highway driving. The car ran great the entire time, was completely reliable, and a pleasure 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really is.

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.

   

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a stunning gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and do not sag. The wheels look brand new with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The tires are also virtually brand new and correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are few small blemishes around the car with specific photos below. As one can seen in the many photos of the underside, this Trans Am is exceptionally clean underneath. It is totally solid with no rust issues. We have also included specific photos of the spring perches, lower front and rear quarters, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below. The core support shows a "9 20 77" stamp, or Septmeber 20, 1977. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the second week of October, 1977 (10B). 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 stampings are great to see in tact.

Window Date Codes

Driver: AG - "A" denotes September and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the driver's side window was made in September of 1977.

Passenger: AG -
"A" denotes September and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in September of 1977.

Rear: AG -
"A" denotes September and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the rear window was made in September of 1977.

Please note that almost all the glass on this car is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the second week of October, 1977 (10B). Original glass is another good indication of no major accident history.

 

Interior

The Carmine Red interior of the Trans Am looks fantastic. The seats are in excellent condition with no tears, rips, or split seams. The carpet looks great with no rips or holes. The dash bezel looks amazing with a beautiful finish. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The package tray looks fantastic with no warping, fading, or sun damage. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the lenses are clear. 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. The trunk is very clean and totally solid. Trans Am interiors from this era are not known to wear well over time and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care this Trans Am has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Trans Am appears to be in great mechanical condition and is ready to be enjoyed. As stated above I have driven the car over 230 miles with absolutely no issues at all. The Pontiac W72 400ci engine starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. It is an exceptional driver that feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, runs great, and the car performs quite nice overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. The factory Hurst shifter is tight and feels great. The car does not pop out of gear and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, and blower for the heater on all speeds. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. This Trans Am has lots of power with the W72 engine. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed transmission and F41 suspension.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1978 Trans Am is in excellent condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. The market on for the second generation Trans Am is very strong right now, particularly for the 1977 & 1978 model years, and low mileage original cars are much more desirable. This Trans Am is a great value and will only appreciate over time. Someone 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:
https://youtu.be/59lfToWnwp8 .

 

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.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 

 



 




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