RARE 1978 Firebird Trans Am Barn Find 42,000 original miles Pro-built Motor FAST

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  • Item location: San Marino, California, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Trans Am package
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 42,375
  • VIN: 2W87Z8L166282
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: Pontiac 400
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 2 wheel drive posi
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Pontiac Firebird 1978 Description

I bought this High Performance Trans Am a few years ago with the intention of restoring it. but just don't have the time to finish and I have another Trans Am I'm working on now so I need to focus on that one now. I got this beauty from the original owner a few years ago who left it in his backyard shed for over twenty years. so it only has 42. 75 original miles on this car. I bought it with 39. 00 on it so I've only put about 3. 00 miles since I've had it. driving mostly on weekends. to keep the miles low on it but I do take it on trips up the California Coast sometimes and have never had a problem with it mechanically. ever. It could be a daily driver as it is strong and reliable. Air induction actually works from shaker hood. Back story: The person I bought this car from started the restore and did all of the engine work. transmission and drive train. It was his brother's car and he had bought the car new in Hawaii after it had been shipped new to a dealership there from the Van Nuys plant in CA. . but was killed a couple of years later in a military accident. so his family had it shipped back to the mainland here in California and that's where it sat under a partially-covered patio shed for over twenty years until his Brother took it over and started the restore on it. Color is white with blue cloth interior. The interior needs to be redone but it's okay for now as the seats are okay with some cloth separation on the backs of the back seats from being in the sun. The body needs a little work. There are a few rust spots on the lower side panels but they have been treated and arrested and are ready for inserts and sanding. I think it needs bushings soon as well. but the handling is tight and perfectly responsive and does well at the track. The engine and drive train are done and tight and ready to race (The hard part) and as you can see in the pictures. it's a dream under the hood. It's automatic. with posi. but a race shifter has been installed and so it shifts like a power-off-the-line three speed. (L=1st. S=2nd and D=3rd) and it is a screamer! The torque tosses you back in the seat and the top end is stunning. It's been professionally built and makes people drop their jaws every time I open the hood to let them see the masterpiece underneath. The speedometer needs calibration but other gauges work. It has an aftermarket cassette stereo. Perfect for someone who wants to finish it and feel the speed. This car does not pass smog in California so if you live in California and have the ability to arrange for it passing. it can be done. If you can register it outside of CA. . then you're okay. I do have the original manifold and plumbing if you want to restore it back to smog legal though. Title is clear and in hand. If you're local. come and test drive this baby and you'll love it. ((If you purchase it for the "Buy It Now" price and pick it up locally. I'll toss in an afternoon of stunt driving and drifting lessons as this car belongs to a Hollywood Stunt Driver. I'll teach you how to drive it like "The Bandit. ")) Deposit due immediately and full amount due within three days. Cash on site if bought locally. Bank wire for those out of the area. There are no refunds or returns. All Sales Final. Seller takes responsibility for smog certification. Local pick up in Pasadena. CA. is okay. Buyer responsible for shipping/transport if out of the Los Angeles. CA. area. Thanks for checking her out and I hope this Rare Bird finds a good home. (Reserve price is lower than the "Buy It Now" price. ) Good Luck!

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