Documentation includes original owners manual, a 17page vehicle summary, printed April 25, 2006, copies of the original window sticker, copy of new vehicle inspection list, copy of installment loan note from The Schenectady Trust Company, copies of a report from Pontiac Historical Services, a copy of a Pontiac News Release dated September 14, 1977, Trans Am production statistics broken down by engine and transmission, copies of the vehicle build sheet and much more
Believed to have 19,854 actual miles
Vehicle kept in storage for several years
Cost $7,227 when new in 1978
L78 400 CID (6.6T/A) V8 engine with the W72 performance package (see second paragraph for details)
Fourspeed, closeratio Hurst M21 manual transmission with 3.42 Positraction gearing
One of 4,112 examples made with the W72 package and the 4M transmission
Rare Solar Gold exterior with front and rear fender spats and black interior with optional custom interior package
Radial Tuned Suspension
Power steering, power brakes with front discs, power windows and power locks
Tilt steering column
Rear window defogger
Remote trunk release
Factory AM/FM stereo with cassette
Spare sets of keys
MotoeXotica Classic Cars has another General Motors Fbody; this time its a true survivor a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with the L78 400 CID V8 engine and the W72 performance package, 4Speed with understood mileage of 19,854 miles
The W72 option provided a XX481988 block casting with slotted spring main bearing caps; screwin stud heads with valve guide plates; higher compression ratio; larger valves (2.11 intake and 1.66 exhaust); larger camshaft; fourbarrel, Rochester Quadrajet 800 CFM carburetor with large secondary jets; a 60 PSI oil pump; a faster advance curve on the distributor; an insulated fuel line; 3.42 Positraction rear axle; special exhaust system with dual mufflers; special Trans Am air cleaner assembly; and chrome valve covers.
Assembled in GMs Norwood, Ohio factory, this car left the factory on August 7, 1978 and was delivered to Miller Motors, Inc., in Amsterdam, New York. It came from the factory with the following optional equipment Solar Gold exterior, black vinyl interior, trim and Strato Bucket Seats; SafTTrack differential; heavyduty battery; rear window defroster; rally gauge cluster, additional acoustical insulation; front and rear floor mats; power front disc brakes, power windows, power locks, super cooling (threecore) radiator, tilt steering column, Rally II body color wheels; pulse windshield wipers; Formula steering wheel; rear spoiler; Radial Tuned Suspension; and GR70x15 white letter steel radials. This example was ordered without the socalled Screaming Chicken on the hood, a $52 option that year. Someone added the iconic bird later. The original owner reportedly removed the catalytic converter, a popular move in an era before highflow catalytic converters.
Its Solar Gold, which is a rare color, is in very good condition, undoubtedly from the many years the car spent stored and garaged. There are very minor blemishes on the hood, wheel spats and the rear bumper. The cars glass panels are in great condition and all are tinted plus the rear sports the electric wire defroster grid. The vehicles lights are in good order, clear and crackfree. The car rolls on BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires (most appropriate), size 225/70R15, at all four corners and surrounding factory alloy wheels. The body panels, including the shaker hood, are all straight, the engine bay is very tidy and the battery looks new. Driver assist features include power steering, power brakes (disc in front), power windows, power locks, pulse wipers, tilt steering column and rear window defroster.
Inside, the cars black Strato bucket seats are in excellent shape, as is the rear bench. The matching carpet and headliner are in likewise excellent shape. The instrument panel, with its chrome inserts, is in one piece and houses the full gauge cluster. The black, threespoke Formula steering wheel is also in fantastic shape. The door skins are in very good condition, the drivers side features a small joystick for the sideview mirror. The center console and shift lever are in great shape. Theres even a cigarette lighter. Finishing the cars interior is the factory Delco AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
The easiest way to distinguish between a L78 Trans Am and those with the W72 package is the graphic on the hood intake. The L78s were labeled 6.6 L while the W72 cars were labeled 6.6 T/A.
Documentation includes original owners manual, a 17page vehicle summary, dated April 25, 2006, copies of the original window sticker, copy of new vehicle inspection list, copy of installment loan note from The Schenectady Trust Company, copies of a report from Pontiac Historical Services, a copy of a Pontiac News Release dated September 14, 1977, Trans Am production statistics broken down by engine and transmission, copies of the vehicle build sheet and much, much more.
Competition to this Pontiac in 1978 included Chevrolets Camaro Z28, Fords Mustang GT, Datsuns 280ZX 2+2 and Toyotas Celica Supra.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 19,854 miles which is believed to be actual. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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