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1978 Pontiac Trans Am W72 4 Speed For Sale

Price:$46,000

Stock:#1310-FTL

Year Make:1978 Pontiac

Model:Trans Am

Engine:400 V8 W-72

Transmission:4 speed manual

Exterior Color:Red

Interior Color:White & red

Mileage:33,859 ( undocumented )

Rear End:Limited slip

Air Conditioning, Aluminum Wheels, AM/FM Radio, Cassette, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Radial Tires, Seatbelts, Vinyl Interior

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1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is excited to present this high-demand, 2nd GEN 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, W-72 4-speed.

Pontiac fans know we have something special here: Z VIN code, Pontiac's 400 4BBL W72 version, 4-speed, with air conditioning. The W72 400's were the top engine option and were different, using the stronger early 70's 400 blocks, 6X-4 higher compression heads and other goodies. That made the '77-79 Trans Ams perform very close to, on par or BETTER than many of the muscle cars of the 60's. They were quicker than a 1970 GTO 455 HO, as well as Z28's and Corvettes in the mid to late 1970's. 1977 sealed their legacy in history when Smokey & the Bandit hit theaters. That 77-78 only front grill is simply iconic. This T/A came new with the aluminum snowflake wheels, larger rear sway bar, and WS6-specific tires, suggesting it also has the WS6 handling package, but we do not have the build sheet. We DO have the Pontiac Historic Services documentation confirming the colors, wheels, optional tires, W72 400 and more.

VIN PREFIX IS 2W87Z8N (2=Pontiac W=Trans Am 87=2DR Coupe, Z=400 4BBl Pontiac V8, 8=1978, N=Norwood assembly Plant). Cowl Tag designates 2FS87 Firebird series as well as "WS4" for the Trans Am model. Colors / Trim 75 75 Mayan Red with 11N A51 White Bucket interior. She was built the 4th week of September 1977 (1978 Model year See VIN & VIN tag photos). The matching VIN is present on the right front of the block and the heads are the correct 6X-4 W72 specific heads.

This is a sweet driver, looking very nice outside. The WS6 package snowflake aluminum wheels look terrific, and the classic T/A splitters are in place. The factory sealed shaker scoop was drilled to allow the motor to roar even more. The hood bird is in place and a new set of correct sail panel Firebird emblems are included. The panel gaps are quite good, and the sheet metal is lightyears ahead of most we have seen. It is an attention getter, no doubt.

Open the door to one of the coolest looking interiors GM ever made. It is in nice condition and is the optional Deluxe interior package. The white-red combination is a great combination and contrast to the exterior.

The big 400 benefits from new, true dual exhaust and boy does she sound good! It runs and drives really well. The engine compartment looks complete, and era correct. Quick ratio power steering and power brakes make it easy to drive.

Nice, honest 1978 Trans Am folks. Do not wait. These cars are getting hard to find in this condition, and combination. They have proven to be outstanding investments. This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is for sale through our Fort Lauderdale showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HDA pictures and a HD video at www.gatewayclassiccars.com for more information please call the showroom at 954-227-4202 or email us at ftlauderdale@gatewayclassiccars.com

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