Lot 102
1978 Pontiac Trans Am SE "Y88 Gold Special Edition"
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VIN # 2W87Z8N182588; Mileage: 96,960.
The Pontiac Trans Am is one of the most desired 1970s era muscle cars. 7,796 of the Y88 cars were made, however only 1,267 were equipped with a 4 speed manual transmission. Its rarity and one year production run account for part of its popularity. Most likely, however, this model's enduring popularity derives from its W72 Pontiac built 400 c.i. engine that produces 220 h.p., its factory 4 speed manual transmission, Radial Tuned Suspension, and T-Tops. This car was built in the Norwood, Ohio plant. This example had a repaint and interior redone in what appears to be the factory upholstery. The nose has been replaced, and the rims were reconditioned. The lower right rear quarter received bodywork when repainted. In 2013, with 94,714 miles, it received a major tune up that included, new exhaust, belts, spark plugs and wires, rear shocks, sway bar bushings, and the AC was repaired. The transmission was rebuilt in 1995 at 89,285 miles. A retro-looking modern stereo has also been added. A reproduction window sticker and copy of the build sheet is included.

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Very rare example, and ready to enjoy. In October 2013 a new exhaust was installed, A/C was serviced, carb adjusted, new plugs and wires installed and rear shocks replaced. Heater core replaced in November 2013.

The car was stored in a barn and was exposed to humidity, resulting in signs of surface rust on chassis components; there are no indications of corrosive rust; paint has numerous deep scratches and embedded debris; carpet shows some staining; exhaust leak is present; carburetor needs adjusting; window and T-Top gaskets are good; passenger side T-Top has a scratch in the interior mirror finish; hood does not align with left front fender.

$15,000 - 25,000