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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Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this rare PHS Documented 1980
Trans Am Special Edition in excellent restored condition that is
priced to sell. This Trans Am is one of only 3,444 Factory Special
Edition cars with factory T-Tops built in 1980. This Trans Am was
built for performance and also comes from the factory with the 301
4bbl Turbo engine and the WS6 special performance handing package.
This special car also comes with an installed Hurst dual gate
shifter which is a blast to drive. A Hooker show bar was
professionally installed to add to the vintage performance look.
This Trans Am has no visible rust and is very solid with great
lines. It looks great and is fun to drive, especially with the T
tops off. This is an excellent opportunity to own a highly
desirable 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 a beautiful burgundy red with metal flake with all new
gold decals over Camel deluxe interior. The factory color scheme as
verified on the trim tag and PHS documents is starlight black with
special edition emblems and striping package over deluxe cloth camel
interior as pictured below. The low mileage is confirmed not
only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title,
which is pictured below. Please peruse all of the 190 photos below
to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Trans Am this Trans
Am really is.
The biggest news for 1980 was the introduction of the
Turbocharged 4.9 Liter engine optional in Trans Am and
Formula. The Turbo 4.9 was rated at 210 hp, only 10 hp less
than the 1979's 400 with 99 less cubic inches. The Turbo is
easily identified by it's off center hood scoop with
TURBO 4.9 decals affixed to either side. On the rear
spoiler the decals proudly called out TURBO TRANS AM.
First off, on automatic cars you got the obligatory stiffer
rear springs (25-lb/in higher deflection rating) that in
Detroit-speak means "tuned." The rear stabilizer bar grew to
.75" versus the .62" of the non-WS6 car and all stabilizer
bars received polyurethane link bushings versus the softer
rubber bushing of all other Firebirds. The shocks were
valved a little tighter for greater wheel control, and a new
steering gearbox with a ratio of 14:1 replaced the 16:1
variable ratio unit of lesser TA's. Finally where the rubber
meets the road (literally) a P225/70R15 steel belted radial
of Goodyear or Uniroyal origin was mounted on a set of 15 x
8 inch wide snowflake wheels. The wheels are easily
recognized by the deep dish look versus the flush appearance
of the standard T/A snowflakes.
As a side note, this Pontiac is not a dealer auction vehicle.
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 Trans Am, just give us a call.
exterior is in excellent newly professionally painted condition
and really pops with the added metal flake. As one can see in
the photos, the paint has a dazzling gloss, good shine, and nice
finish. The chrome trim and new decals show very well on the
car. Often many Trans Am's will have particularly chipped up
front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in excellent
shape with no spider webbing or flaking 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 or ten feet away. Tires are in good
shape sized 225/70/15 and the original wheels are nice condition
with no curb rash.
It is not so
apparent in the photos with the car indoors under fluorescent
lights, but the car clear has heavy gold metallic flake
and absolutely sparkles outdoors in the sunlight.
The t-tops have newer weather-stripping. The trunk is solid and
complete and nicely detailed with spare tire, jack, jack base,
and inflator canister.
The Pontiac looks just as good in person as it does in the
The camel tan deluxe interior of
the Trans Am looks splendid. The newly refinished seats are
in like new condition with no tears, split seams, or signs
of wear. The carpet is also like new no major stains, rips,
or holes. The original dash is professionally covered with
a new dash pad which is in nice condition with no cracks.
All of the interior lights and gauges work as they should
with the exception of the clock, and teach gauge. We are
not sure of the accuracy of fuel gauge. The door
panels look awesome with no cracks or splits, and both door
pulls are solid and in tact. Headliner and package tray
have also newly been replaced and are in great condition.
Most all of the weather-stripping on the car is new or
recently replaced. This car has not been smoked in and
there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This Trans Am is
in good mechanical condition. It is an very 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. The car shifts
the dual gate shifter works as it should. We have driven
the car about 25 miles and in that time it always ran cool and
showed no signs of overheating. The brakes are responsive
and do not pull as
brake work was recently completed on the car. Also, the engine
is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos.
The car would probably benefit from a tune up, but there are no
issue we are aware of that immediately affect drivability. The
horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, wipers,
and blower for the heater work as they should. This Trans Am has plenty of
power and handles amazingly since it is a factory Turbo/WS6 car.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to
drive this car, especially with the dual gate shifter and t-tops
out on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1980 Special Edition Trans
Am is in excellent condition. 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 stars of the future. According to the
previous owner this car was stolen when it was almost brand new.
It was a then a theft recovery after it was found right away
with no damage except for a bullet hole in the rocker panel.
This story was told to us by the previous owner who did the
restoration. As a neat little side note, he also provided
us with a slug, which is pictured below, that he said he
recovered from the rocker during the restoration. 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.
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.