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.
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It is hard to convey in pictures and words how truly exceptional this
car really is.
Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this all numbers
unbelievably original, and documented 1978 WS6 Trans Am with the high
performance W72 6.6 Liter engine and only 51,310
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 exceptionally difficult to find and draw a huge premium
in the current market. 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
runs great, and is and 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
Mayan Red (75) with Gold decals over Black Cloth interior
(19B). This is the correct and original color scheme as
verified on the trim tag and build sheet. 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.
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, the original build sheet is
include with the car and pictured below. Also included is a
copy of the window sticker, the original owners manual, the
1978 Pontiac Maintenance booklet, and the 1978 Pontiac
Consumer Information booklet.
Please note that this Trans Am is "numbers
matching." That means that the engine in the car is original
and the same unit that was installed at the factory. The last six digits of the VIN,
stamped on the engine block and pictured below indicating
that this is the original engine that was installed in the
car brand new at the factory. The full stamping is
"28N113082" and "2" indicates the Pontiac division of GM,
the "8" is the model year, 1978, and the "N" is the plant
where the car was produced, Norwood, OH.
Also stamped on the block is the engine code "X7," which is
correct for a W72 engine with an automatic transmission.
The transmission is correct and original as well with the
last six digits of the VIN stamped on the case and pictured
below. The main case of the transmission shows a "6 77"
casting date, which is June 1977 and correct for the car.
The transmission date code is also pictured below, 8P20D.
The "8" is the model year, 1978. The "P" indicates the
month, the "20" is the day of the month, and the "D" is the
shift so the transmission was made on September, 20 1977
during the day shift. The paint and interior trim codes are also correct
for this color combination and pictured below on the trim
tag. This Trans Am rolled off the assemble line during the
fourth week of September in 1977 (09D).
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.
Mayan Red exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the
photos, the paint has a great gloss, deep shine, and smooth
finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and do not sag. 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. The BF Goodrich tires
are virtually brand new. They are
sized 225/70R15, which is correct for a 1978 WS6. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally
excluded from the photos. 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 5 feet away.
The 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 spring
perches, lower front and rear quarters, 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 "6
77" stamp, or June 8, 1977. This stamping would be
correct and original as it precedes the car's build date
of the fourth week of September, 1977 (09D). 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. Both front fenders
are also date stamped (pictured below) and original from
Window Date Codes
Windshield: AG - "A" denotes
and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the windshield window was
made in September of 1977.
Driver: TG - "T" denotes
August and "G" denotes
1977 meaning the driver's side window was made in August
Passenger: UG - "U" denotes
July and "G" denotes
1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in
July of 1977.
Rear: TG - "T" denotes August and "G" denotes 1977
meaning the rear window was made in August of 1977.
Please note that ALL the
glass on this car, the door glass, rear glass, and even
windshield are date coded and original as each piece
predates the car's body build date of this fourth week
of September, 1977 (09D). Original glass is another good
indication of no accident
The Trans Am looks just as good in person as it does in
The Black Hobnail 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
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
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 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, 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 does not work. This Trans Am has lots of power
with the W72 engine and handles
great with the WS6 suspension. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is
to drive this car, especially with the T-Tops out on a beautiful
Trans Am runs and drives as well as it looks.
Overall, this 1978 WS6 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. 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
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For a thirteen 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.