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.
We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because
it is special or rare and because we like it.
Contact a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer
this exceptionally nice and documented 1978 Trans Am with
only 33,620 original miles. The market on the 1977 and 1978 Trans Am's is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to
sell. Very low mileage and original examples of the second
generation Trans Am's are especially difficult to find and draw a
huge premium in the current market. This Trans Am has had only two
owners since new and everything on the car works. The low original mileage is
verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear
Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual."
This Pontiac looks outstanding, runs great, and is an
awesome driver. I have personally put over 50 miles on the
car and during that time it 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. This
Trans Am is finished in the beautiful and desirable color
combination of Chesterfield Brown (69) with Gold decals over
Cloth interior (62B). This is the correct and original color
scheme as verified on the trim tag and window sticker, both
pictured below. Please
peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below
to get a true sense of clean and nice this Trans Am really
There is a wealth of original documentation that comes with
this Trans Am. Most importantly to verify all of the highly
sought-after and rare options, a copy of the original build sheet is
included with the car and pictured below as well as the
original window sticker. Also included is the original owners manual,
the original invoice from August of 1978, the dealer copy of
the all the options ordered, odometer statement from Schappe
Pontiac when the car was sold new showing it had 19 miles,
the warranty book showing the original owners name, Goodyear
tire booklet, the
1978 Pontiac Maintenance booklet, the rust prevention
(undercoating) warranty sheet, the 1978 Pontiac
Consumer Information booklet, and even the small original
tag that hung off the hazard light switch when the car was
new on the showroom floor.
We purchased this Trans Am from the second owner, which is
verified by the accompanying documentation and paper trial.
According to the previous owner, he purchased the car from a
retired Air Force pilot named Gove Cline, who was the
original owner. Mr. Cline purchased the car brand new from
Schappe Pontiac in Madison, WI. His name appears on many of
the original documents including the invoice from Schappe
Pontiac and the original warranty booklet. Mr. Cline
owned the car from 1978 until 2013 when it was purchased by
a gentleman in Ohio. There is a Bill of Sale signed by both
Mr. Cline and the buyer here in Ohio, and noratized, dated
August 1, 2013. That Bill of Sale notes that the car had
32,682 miles at that time. The gentleman in Ohio owned the
car from 2013 until this year when we purchased the car from
him with 33,563 miles. I personally drove it home and then
back to our dealership so the car now has approximately
33,620 miles on it.
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.
Chesterfield Brown exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the
photos, the paint has a great gloss, deep shine, and nice
finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and do not sag, it feels
tight and secure like a vault door closing. Often
many Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends;
this car does not and even the low and vulnerable front spoiler
is in great condition as one can see in the photos. The wheels
are in good shape with a nice finish and no curb rash. Please
note that these are the original Rally wheels finished in body
color, which is correct according to the original window
sticker. The Goodyear Eagle tires are
225/70R15. There are no major
imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the
photos, there is one small spot in the paint on the left front
fender and a specific photo of the area below. As one would
expect from a paintjob with this much age there are some small
blemishes around the car that are too small so show up in the
photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or
ten feet away.
trunk is remarkably clean and original. As one can seen
in the many photos of the underside, this Trans Am is
totally solid. We have also included specific photos of
the lower front and rear quarters, rockers, and
other areas on the car most prone to rust.
Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support,
which is pictured below. The core support shows a "5
78" stamp, or May 24, 1978. This stamping would be
correct and original as it precedes the car's build date
of the second week of July, 1978 (07B). 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: IJ - "I" denotes June and "J" denotes
1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in June
Passenger: IJ - "I" denotes June and "G" denotes
1978 meaning the passenger's side window was made in
June of 1978.
Rear: IJ - "I" denotes June and "G" denotes
1978 meaning the rear window was made in June of 1978.
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 this second week
of July, 1978 (07B). Original glass is another good
indication of no accident history.
The Trans Am looks just as good in person as it does in
The Camel cloth interior of
the Trans Am looks fantastic and is all original. The seats
are in excellent condition with no tears, rips, or split
seams. Please note that these appear to the original seats
and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or
reproductions. The carpet looks great with no stains, rips,
or holes. The dash is in excellent condition with no cracks,
fading, or sun damage. 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 great with no warping, fading,
or sun damage. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the
lenses are clear. This car has not been smoked in; 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. Trans Am interiors from this era are not
known to wear well over time and the excellent condition of
this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous
care this Trans Am has received throughout its life.
The trunk is original
and totally complete with the original space saver
spare, inflator bottle, jack, jack base, decals, and
trunk mat. Even the very fragile cardboard speaker cover
is still present in the trunk under the package tray.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in
This Trans Am
appears to be in great mechanical condition and is ready to be
enjoyed. As stated above I have put over 50 miles on the car
with absolutely no issues at all. The 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, there are no
strange noises or vibrations, 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. 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, indicators, wipers, and blower for the heater and a/c on
all speeds but high. All of the gauges work and even the clock
runs. The a/c works and blows cold. One can see the a/c
compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video below.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to
drive this car.
Trans Am runs and drives as well as it looks.
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 very low mileage original cars
are much more desirable. Any vehicle can be restored,
but a car is only original once and originally cannot be
duplicated. 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.
For a twelve minute video of the car including running, starting,
walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway
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.
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.