Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this
gorgeous 1978 Trans Am in great driver condition and priced to sell. This
Trans Am features a very desirable factory 4 speed transmission
coupled with the factory ordered W72 high performance 400 engine.
This TA is very clean in the correct Martinique Blue and newly installed decals. The interior
has been nicely restored in the original light blue color
scheme. The beautiful and desirable color combinations of Martinique
Blue over Light Blue cloth deluxe interior is the correct factory
color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below as well as
the build sheet. This Trans Am looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic TA 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. The original build sheet is pictured below with
all ordered factory options including 4 speed transmission and W72
engine option. The engine block has a correct "WC" stamp for a W72
400ci Pontiac engine, which is pictured below. The transmission is
original with the last six digits of the VIN, 139790, stamped on the
main case, which is pictured below. The casting date for the
transmission, also pictured below, is 12.21.77, or December 21,
1977, which is correct as it predates the car's build date of the
second week of February, 1978 (02B). Please peruse all of the photos
and video below to get a true
sense of how 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.
Martinique Blue exterior is in beautiful driver condition. As
one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, good
shine, and smooth finish. The body is
strait with no visible signs of rust on the exterior or the frame.
We have taken specific photos of the quarters, rockers,
underside, under the trunk mat, and other areas most prone to
rust to show how clean this car is. Often times Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up
front ends, this car does not. There are no major
imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the
photos. There may be some small blemishes that were too faint to
show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from
about five or ten feet away. The tires are literally brand new
with less than 10 miles on them. They are sized 225/70/15
and the reconditioned original 15"x7" snowflake wheels are in
excellent shape with new center caps and lug nuts and no curb
rash. All of the weather
stripping and window sweeps are in good usable condition. Trunk
is clean with a new trunk mat and no rust as one can see in the
Window Date Codes
Driver: XJ - "X" denotes
February and "J" denotes
1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in
February of 1978.
Passenger: VG - "V" denotes
and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the passenger's side
window was made in
Rear: NJ - "N" denotes
January and "J" denotes 1978
meaning the rear window was made in
January of 1978.
Please note that the door glass
and rear glass are date coded and original as each piece
predates the car's body build date of the second week of
February, 1978 (02B). Original glass is a good indication
that this car has had no major accident history
and never sustained significant damage.
The Trans Am looks just as good in person as it does in
The light blue deluxe interior of
this Trans Am looks splendid. The seat covers are newly
replaced and are in great condition with no excessive wear,
rips, or stains. The carpet is newly replaced as well and is
in excellent condition with no major stains, rips, or holes.
The original dash has a dash cap on it which is in great
condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The stereo
has been upgraded to a modern Pioneer cd player with 4-way
6x9 Pioneer speakers powered by a hidden 500watt amp. which
is installed in the rear of the trunk, this system sounds
amazing and was professionally installed. All interior
lights and gauges work as they should outside of the clock.
The door panels are newly replaced and are in great
condition with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are
solid and in tact. The headliner has recently
been recovered and is in great condition with no sagging or
stains. An aftermarket Grant steering was
installed correctly with the horn working properly, which nicely compliments the interior.
original steering wheel also comes with the car, but could use
some reconditioning. This car has not been smoked in; there
are no burn marks or no smoke aroma what so ever.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This Trans Am is
in great mechanical condition with only 84,905 miles on the
clock. It is a nice 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 well.
A new power brake booster was just installed so the brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The car
shifts well and does not pop out of gear. With true dual exhaust
and no catalytic converter this car has a very nice exhaust tone
as one can hear in the video. Also, the engine is clean and
nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works
as do all the interior and exterior lights, gauges, horn, and
wipers, though you sometimes have to jiggle the switch to get
them to park properly. The AC system is
intact and complete. It is not currently working, but the
compressor turns and is not locked up so the the system most
likely needs to be recharged. There is a little squeak from the
belts when the car is revved up. This TA has lots of power
being a factory ordered W72 4 speed 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
Overall, this 1978 Trans Am is in
great driver condition. The rare and sought-after
options, great color combination, and documentation make
this car particularly desirable. It is a great value and we have
it priced to sell. 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 and
Mecum 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 an eleven minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
around, and function check please visit:
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.