$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1978

rpo code description
AK1 Color Coded Seat Belts
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A51 Bucket Seats
B80 Roof Drip Moldings
B85 Belt Molding
B97 Wheel Spoilers
CD4 Pulse Wipers
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
D55 Front Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
F41 Special Suspension Handling Package
GU9 3.42 Axle Ratio
G80 Positraction
JL1 Pedal Trim
JL2 Power Disk Brake
K15 Fuel Return
L78 V8 400ci 4 bbl
M21 4-Speed Transmission
NK3 Formula Steering Wheel
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel
QCY GR70x15 White Letter Tires
T93 Special Tail Light Assembly
U05 Dual Horns
UN9 Radio Supr.
U35 Electric Clock
U76 Windshield Antenna
U28 Ash Tray Lamp
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket
WS4 Trans Am
WW8 Rally Gauges
W72 Performance Package
YJ8 Cast Aluminum Wheels
Y90 Custom Trim
24I Light Blue Trim
24X Big 4 Blue

  
exterior color code
24 Martinique Blue
interior color code
24B Blue Cloth

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   84,905 (Actual)
Engine:   400 ci V8
VIN:   2W87Z8L139790
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 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.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The The 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 photos.

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 December and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in December of 1977.

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 photos

 

Interior

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. The 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 photos.


Mechanical

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 gears.


Overall Condition

 

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.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit:

http://youtu.be/T9bTzAXfcn4 .
 

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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