$15,900

general specifications

vehicle trim codes

Year:

  1978

  
exterior color code
50 Solar Gold
interior color code
19B Black Cloth

 

 

 

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Trans Am
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   59,250 (Actual)
Engine:   400 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   2W87Z8N194128
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:
Dan: 513.256.5543
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this gorgeous 1978 Trans Am in nice driver condition and priced to sell. This Trans Am is a one owner numbers matching car with original interior, one quality repaint in factory correct solar gold, and only 59,250 actual miles. We purchased this car from the gentleman who purchased it brand new back in 1978. The paint looks fantastic, the interior is in spectacular original condition, and the car feels great on the road. The beautiful and desirable color combinations of Solar Gold over Black Lombardy cloth deluxe interior is the correct factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below. A few tasteful add ons were installed on the car decades ago by the original owner and still look fresh. 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information below to get a true sense of how nice this Trans Am really is.

Please note that this Trans Am is "numbers matching" meaning the engine is original to the car. The last six digits of the VIN, 436704, are stamped on the engine block, and pictured below, indicating that this is the engine that was installed in the car brand new at the factory. Also stamped on the engine block and pictured below is the engine code "YA," which is the correct code for a L78 400ci Pontiac.

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 Solar Gold exterior is in terrific driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a bright gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. New decals were applied to the car when it was painted and they look great with no wrinkles, cracking, or fading. 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. The body and frame are very solid and strait with no visible rust, there is one little minor area on the corner of the drivers door that has a few small paint bumps and the corner of the dash that are hardly noticeable. Often times Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are look great with no flaking or faded paint. 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 feet away. The Daytona tires are in great shape and look almost brand new. They are sized 225/70/15. The turbine/hurricane wheels are in great shape with no curb rash and really look cool on the car. All of the weather stripping, window sweeps, door seals and trunk seal are in newer condition. Trunk is clean with a correct trunk mat, factory correct trunk paint, and has no visible rust as one can see in the photos.

This This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which pictured below. It is hard to read, but the core support appears to show a "6 ** 78" stamp, or June 1978, the actual day of the month is hard to make out. This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the first week of August, 1978 (08A). 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 Lombardy deluxe cloth interior of this Trans Am looks splendid. The seat covers are Lombardy Cloth covered originals and are in excellent condition with no excessive wear, rips, or stains. The seat covers are 36 year old factory originals not some cheap aftermarket replacements. The carpet is in good condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in great condition with no cracks, no fading, no warping, or sun damage. The stereo has been upgraded to a modern Pioneer cd player with newer 6x9 speakers mounted in the rear deck. All interior lights and gauges work as they should outside of the clock and the gas gauge works, but it is empty at 1/8th of a tank. The door panels are factory originals and are in great condition with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner is in great condition with no sagging or stains and is the original type material. The original rear package tray is in great condition, but has a covering on it now to protect it from the sun. This TA comes with a nice set of authentic old school Trans Am mats from the 80's, they look great in the car and really set off the interior. The owner added a working sunroof in the 80's and it looks and works perfectly as it did the day it was installed. The weather-stripping and headliner around the sunroof are in excellent shape. It's a nice compliment to the car and allows more light and fresh air into the car. The installation of the sunroof looks very professional and almost factory. These 1970's GM interiors are not know to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a true testament to the love and care this car has received over the years. This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks and 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 good mechanical condition with only 59,250 actual miles. Very importantly the original engine is still in the car and the vin number stamp is pictured below. It is a great driver that feels awesome on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles okay, and runs well. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This TA has a brand new exhaust system and still retains the factory catalytic converter. 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, wipers, and fan for the blower motor. The AC system is in tact, but not working. As with some older carbureted cars, this Trans Am is very cold blooded and could probably use some general maintenance and carb adjustments to smooth out the idle. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful sunny day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1978 Trans Am is in very nice driver condition. The originality, one owner history, and great color combination make this car particularly desirable and impossible to duplicate. 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 a ten minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit:
http://youtu.be/YSvhV9HfKn0 .

 

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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