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1978 Trans AM, Pontiac SE Y82, W72 400, Auto, Hurst T-Tops, PHS, High Option Car

Stock Number: 1582

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This Trans AM sold new at Fiehrer Motors in Hamilton, Ohio. It is a fully Documented car with PHS (Pontiac Historical Services) Factory Invoice and Reproduction Window Sticker. It is one of only 2,856 built with a Pontiac Engine. Even less when you factor in the W72 Option. The 1978 Pontiac Trans AM Special Edition cars are hard to come by. Especially when they had a W72 Engine in them from the factory. This engine has been replaced, but they retained the important 6X heads and original Carburetor. They used a 1969 Hi-Nickel content Block in the rebuild, so this is a very nice combination of engine parts retaining the key components that give the W72 the additional HP. This car is loaded with options and will make a very good restoration project. This is a project car, but there is great potential here. These cars sell for very good money once they are done, so they make excellent investments. Be sure and look at the Hi-Resolution photos and see if this is the Trans AM you have been looking for.

This is a consignment car and it did run when a remote fuel source and new battery were used. Tank and fuel lines should be cleaned or may need to be replaced. Obviously this car will need full service and restoration. We don't consider is running driving car, but the bones should be a good core for your restoration. Who knows, on inspection, it might be a good engine as is. Being one of only 2,856 make this car rare and worthy of a restoration. Restored Y82 Special Edition cars sell for very good prices when completed.

Factory PHS - Invoice
- Reproduction Window Sticker
- Documented Y82 Special Edition
- One of 2,856 Build with a Pontiac Engine
NOM Pontiac 400ci - V8
- Was a W72 - 400 from the Factory
- Original Heads and Carburetor
- 1969 400ci Block
Automatic Transmission
Limited Slip Rear Axle
Power Steering and Brakes
Dealer Air Conditioning
Tilt Steering Column
Rear Window Defroster
Factory Hurst T-Tops
Power Windows and Brakes
WS6 15x8 Snowflake Wheels
Was Originally Code 19 Black
- Starlite Black
- Currently White
Code 19N Deluxe Black Interior

** A correct 1978 X7 - W72 Block is available at $1,000 additional cost if you would like to put a correct W72 Engine back into the car.

** Options are listed for reference only. They are not guaranteed functional. This is a project car that needs a full restoration. Yes this car has rust. Expect to do rust repair in the rear quarters and floors. Possibly more. As stated, expect to do a full restoration.

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Options are listed for reference only. They are not guaranteed functional. This is a project car that needs a full restoration.


Engine Type
Engine Size
Pontiac 400, W72 - T/A 6.6


Body Color
Body Style


Trans Am


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
Engine Size
Pontiac 400, W72 - T/A 6.6
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

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