1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“You thought performance died after '70. The old muscle cars of your youth were left out to pasture, and you watched them rust into the landscape. You settled into the family lifestyle, piloting a full-size wood-grained wagon across six states to get to some cheesy tourist attraction. That's when the Trans Am hit the silver screen dressed in black, and the twinge of horsepower tickled your right foot again. You wanted one, but responsible reality returned.”
-Hemmings

This iconic 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is finished in the classic Starlight Black with coordinating black interior and has been in storage since approximately 1993 and is only showing 15,704 miles. This Trans Am with the 6.6-liter motor is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission that shifts and pulls through the gears as if you just drove it off the showroom floor.

This Trans Am is verified with PHS documents and appears to still have the original paint as applied in 1978. This car is for the collector seeking low mile original cars.

If you would like to learn more about this vehicle, please contact us at Legendary Motors LLC.

Our breakdown of the numbers is listed below but should be verified by any potential purchaser.

1978 Pontiac Trans Am
ID Codes

VIN
2W87Z8N186965
2 = Pontiac
W = Trans Am
87 = Coupe Body, 2-door
Z = 400ci, 4bbl., Dual Exhaust
8 = 1978
N = Assembled in Norwood, Ohio
186965 = Production Number

Cowl Tag
78 2FS87 N 314538
19N A51 19L 19U
07B WS4 BK.
350184

Line 1 = 1978 Pontiac Firebird, 2-door coupe, Norwood Ohio
Line 2 = Black Vinyl, Bucket Seats, Starlight Black Body
Line 3 = Assembled 2nd Week of July, Trans Am, Black Interior
Line 4 = Fisher Time Date Code

Engine
400ci
28N186965
186965 = Matching Vin number

Engine Date Code
L077
December 7th, 1977

Transmission
T-10 Four-Speed Manual
28N186965
186965 = Matching Vin number

Carburetor
Rochester Quadrajet
17058263
170 = 1976 or later
5 = 1975 thru 1979
8 = 1978
2 = Four Barrel Q-Jet
6 = Pontiac
5 = Manual

Transmission
Borg Warner, T10, 4-speed manual
28N186965
4- speed Manual
186965 = Matching Vin number

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
400 V8
Fuel Specification
Racing Fuel

Body

Body Color
Starlight Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Pontiac
Model
Firebird Trans Am
Miles
15,700

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
400 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
15,700
Vin
2W87Z8N186965
Stock
360
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $1,358 /year insurance

Estimated Monthly Payment

$725.80

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