1978 Trans Am Gold Special Edition,Y88, 4 Spd, Fisher T-Top

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Technical specifications of Pontiac Trans Am 1978

Price: US $28,000.00
Item location: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
SubModel: Y88 Gold Special Edition
Type: Fisher T-Tops
Year: 1978
Mileage: 10300
Color: Gold Metallic (Solar Gold)
Engine size: 400ci
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Courtesy Trunk Light, Tilt Steering Wheel, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Camel Tan
Safety options: Color Coded Gold Seat Belts option
Options: All Original Garage Kept Covered, Gold Glass T-Tops, AM/FM Stereo (factory GM)
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Amis a three-owner Y88 Special Gold Edition with just 15,000 miles since a complete engine rebuild in 2010. 103k miles on chassis. It is a numbers matching, car with a brand new clutch and transmission rebuild in February 2018. The Y88 Gold Special Edition Trans Am was a limited run, and was only available for a 3 month span, from November 1977 to February 1978. Only about 1,200 similarly optioned T-top, manual gearbox, gold editions were ever produced, making this a very rare bird.

This Y88 package specified a Special Edition gold paint job with Firebird graphics, a higher-output version of the Pontiac 400 engine, and gold styling cues throughout. The Y88 Gold Special Edition was the first introduction of the newly designed 5 color hood bird that became the Firebird standard in 1979. The seller has documented the mileage and retains the original bill of sale and dealer worksheet. I've owned this car since 2010, always garaged and driven only 1,600 miles per year. It is sold with a clean title in my name.

The Camel Tan interior is original apart from an aftermarket radio. The fabric seats show no rips or tears, and the overall appearance is quite clean and well-preserved.

The 6.6L (400ci) Pontiac V8 is the features a shaker scoop and dual exhaust. The factory headers have been replaced with aftermarket piping and stock emission controls were removed. The transmission is a manual four speed with limited-slip differential. The engine bay appears unmolested, and original cowl data stamps remain in place. The master cylinder has been replaced in 2015.

The removable GOLD tinted glass Fisher T-Tops were new for 1978, and all glass is defect free with an after market graphic on back window. Rubber seals around the windows do not leak and show no cracking or excessive drying.

The 15×7″ gold-painted snowflake rims show no visible flaws, and the tires are new as of May 2018.

The original space saving spare, and vinyl T-top cases are included. The car was treated with undercoating protection from factory and the seller notes no corrosion issues. Vehicle was always garage kept, with the utmost care for longetivity.

Service records are sparse, but the chain-of-custody and mileage are documented back to the purchase of the vehicle. The original options sheet and dealer paperwork are also included, they have been laminated to ensure good quality.

This well-cared-for Trans Am with the one-year-only Y88 package represents one of the last large-displacement Firebirds produced by Pontiac before the debut of the F-body cars in 1982. This car is a proud survivor from a unique era in American automotive history.

Call Ben 573.644.4972

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