1978 Pontiac Trans Am Y88 Gold Edition

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • SubModel: 1978 Y88 Gold Edition
  • Trim: Y88
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 75,000
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 400 Pontiac
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gold
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Pontiac Trans Am 1978 Description


Fresh engine and trans and mounts all new components carb msd ignition fuel pump radiator racing starter March polished power steering pump new steering gear box electric fan new sending units for gauges braided lines on trans cooler full exhaust with X pipe brake booster comes with Ac system which is not in and original 8 track space saver spare with gm fill cartridge n car cover has most every factory option from power windows to power trunk release, have build sheet engine and transmission has less than 2k miles on it with 3.42 rear gears

The Y88 Gold Special Edition Trans Am was in 1978 only. These are limited edition, special order.

The Gold Special Edition car was a reversal of the Black Special Edition cars. Instead of black paint with gold striping, the Gold Edition had gold paint with black striping. Well, it was actually dark gold/brown striping.

Basically, the package consisted of:

-- Solar Gold exterior with dark gold pin striping

-- Gold grille liners, I.P. engine turn, and misc. interior and exterior gold emblems

-- Black tail lamp housing, and black windshield and backlite moldings

-- Gold glass in Fisher hatches (CC1) with black molding

-- Interior trim restricted to base or custom camel tan vinyl or cloth

-- Formula steering wheel in camel tan with gold spokes

-- Gold 15x7 cast aluminum wheels

Just like the Black Special Edition cars that preceded them, the Gold Edition Trans Am also had all of the gold appointments on the car. They had the gold bird emblem and gold spokes on the steering wheel. Gold Dash Bezel and gold shifter button emblem. Also, another thing that stands out on the interior is the steering column. On regular gold 1978 Trans Ams, the steering column was black, but in the Y88 Gold Special Edition, the steering column was camel tan.

On the Y88 Gold Special Edition cars, the tail lamps were paint black. This was a change made in the 1978 production model year. Prior to this change, the tail lamps were painted the same color of the body, but this changed to black in 1978. ALso, in 1978, they introduced the 15x8 snowflake rim. In the beginning, the 15x8 inch snowflake rim in gold was painted in its entirety except for the outer lip of the rim. This was true of all gold snowflake rims in early 1978. (see Bulletin below)

The Gold Y88 Special Edition was on a limited run and you could only order it for about a three month period back in late 1977.

Because it was produced for only one year, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE Gold Edition of 1978 is today considered a prime ‘70s-era collector Trans Am. One of the rarest versions of the second-generation Trans Am, the Gold Edition combined all the most popular features offered in 1978,

The Gold Edition’s one-year-only exclusivity was also a feature of its unique appearance that incorporated Anniversary Solar Gold paint complemented with matching painted headlight opening trim, painted “Snowflake” wheels and contrasting pinstriping.

400 Pontiac with no leaks completely original car only heads have been changed

U can drive it home

no accidents, 3rd owner since 1992, clear title

$500 deposit due within 48 hours of end of auction, remainder due within 7 days to take Trans Am down the road

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