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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 76,522
  • VIN: 2W87Z8LI74528
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 400 HO V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
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Pontiac Trans Am 1978 Description

Pontiac was the hero of car companies in the late '70s. They were pretty much the lone holdouts still carrying the torch for big power cars by still giving us serious displacement, and this 1978 Trans Am is proof. Still packing the optional 400 cubic inch V8 that made early Trans Ams so special, and it's wrapped in the all-black package that Burt Reynolds made famous on the big screen. But more than just nostalgic, this stick-shift coupe is fun for the roads of today.From the shaker hood, to the fender vents, to the full-width rear spoiler, these T/As were built for pure intimidation. And plenty of high-gloss black makes this a true midnight stalker. But what really sets this coupe apart is the gold. The pin-striping hits every little detail better than the factory ever could, and it highlights how straight this body is. Plus, the "screaming chicken" on the hood is so bold that it's to be feared."Black is beautiful," is the first thing Burt Reynolds said when he saw his Trans Am in the Bandit sequel, and so this interior follows that line perfectly. The high back vinyl bucket seats look factory fresh and provide the kind of all-day comfort that would keep you happy bootlegging beer all across the South. Back to reality, the carpets, door panels, center console, and every other key dark piece of this car keeps it looking quite sinister. But this Trans Am doesn't always feel like midnight inside. Just like the exterior trim, there are plenty of bright spots of gold. The driver gets to sit behind the three-spoke gold steering wheel with a gold dash panel in the background. Also, generating more shine are the controls for the power windows. And your right hand will be instantly attracted to the bright Hurst shifter.The 400 cubic-inch V8 has an authentic appearance right down to the factory hood shaker. The block is still covered in factory-correct Pontiac Blue paint, and the polished valve covers provide plenty of flair. The V8 inhales through an Edelbrock Performer intake, and it exhales through a newer stainless dual exhaust. Best of all, you get complete control over this motor and its rumble thanks to the highly desirable four-speed manual transmission. And all the power gets to the ground reliably through the 10-bolt rear end with versatile 3.23 gears. Plus, you get the security of thick sway bars in both the front and rear. This is a great handling sports car with easy driving features such as power steering and front disc brakes. Finishing off this package are the famous Pontiac 15x8 snowflake alloys. They're painted gold to match the bird on the hood, and more importantly, they wear Cooper Cobra tires for great all-around modern grip.A stick-shift V8 T/A is a beautiful thing... and it only gets better in the perfect color combo. So if you like turning heads and burning rubber, hurry up and grab this deal. Call now!

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