This is my 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am for sale. It's been so much fun to drive this car around when the weather is nice. Even with the T-tops in, the glass roof makes you feel like you're living the dream. And with the t-tops off, you're Burt Reynolds! I will miss having this car in my collection for sure, but I have other obligations that force the sale. So it's time to share the fun with a new lucky owner.
I've enjoyed this Trans Am not only because I've wanted one since I was a little kid, but this particular color has been particularly fun to own. Everyone is blown away with how sexy the car looks in person. This car has the deluxe chrome trim package on the tops of the doors and along the hood so it is really a sharp car to see. The chrome treatment, the large glass fisher T-Tops and multi-colored Trans AM lettering and the six-color Firebird on the hood really help make this Gold metallic 1978 Trans Am look spectacular from any angle.
1978 is the same year as the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. That movie helped to launch T-Top'ed Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams (and mustaches) into the psyche of every young child. I wanted a Trans Am since I first saw that movie when I was about 6 years old. This Firebird will provide anyone with not only a ton of nostalgia but also many new fun memories.
The interior is comfortable and in good shape overall. The dash is nice and not cracked. The headliner isn't torn but it could use a little adhesive to secure it around the edges. The seats are soft and they have no tears. Every other gold Trans Am I've seen has had a light tan interior. I much prefer the stark contrast of gold over black. The odometer reads 18,375 but I would put my money on the actual mileage being 118k (there is no 100k spot in the odometer). The surround for the shifter is new, I just replaced the weather stripping under the t-tops and the car really looks really nice now with the T-tops off. The t-tops should seal up even better now too. There is a nice stereo with a tape deck in the dash (very '80s /'90s) and of course rear parcel trey shows off the quintessential 6x9 speakers.
The wheels are the factory snowflake style, and the tires are nearly new. The car comes with an (unmounted) extra full-size tire in the trunk.
As you can see the paint is great overall and the car looks spectacular. There are a few small imperfections, and I have provided photos of those in the Close-up Photo Gallery below. The exterior of the Trans Am was painted (more than 5 years ago) and the decals were new at that point as well. I'm very happy with the way the car presents itself.
I sell classic cars for a living but this Trans Am is my own. I had always wanted a "shaker hood" Firebird, and I've had a blast owning it. I purchased it in May of 2013 and I drove it more than any other classic car I owned last year. I just had another vehicle restored, and with that bill the taxes I owed April 15th I must sell the Trans Am. But being in the business I do have a great shipping contact, and I regularly sell cars Worldwide so I am happy to provide a very affordable and reliable shipper to help get this car to your driveway.
This '78 was sold new with air conditioning though it has not been converted to the new system and it's currently not hooked up. It also has cruise control but there is a little clip that wasn't fastened when a new turn signal switch was installed so it would need that fixed for the cruise to work again. The little clip is in the armrest counsel so if a person wanted cruise the option is there. I haven't minded having the control of the power under the hood with my foot :-)
If you have any specific questions I am happy to answer them the best I can. You can hear the 6.6L 400 CI engine run in the videos below. I went overboard with photography so there are over 300 photos to help you determine the condition of this 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am for sale. Thanks for looking, and good luck if you plan to bid! -John Snell 612-805-2428.
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