Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Technical specifications of Pontiac Trans Am 1978

Price: US $36,900.00
Item location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
Type: Coupe
Year: 1978
Mileage: 60152
VIN: 2W87Z8N102191
Color: Black
Engine size: 6.6L 400ci 488L
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Options: Delco AM/FM 8-Track, Soft Ray Windows, Hood Decal, Tilt Steering Wheel, Custom Trim Vinyl, Roof Drip Molding, Window Sill Molding
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

60,152 Original Miles
NOT Frame Off Restored but an EXCELLENT Driver Quality restoration. Lots of NEW Parts Throughout
Factory Options:Trans AM,Air Conditioning,8-Track AM/FM Radio,Soft Ray Glass, Hood Decal, Lamp Group, Floor Mats, Roof Drip Molding, Window Sill Molding,Tilt Steering, Custom Trim Group Vinyl, GR70x15 White Letter Tires, Power Front Disc Brakes

  • 60,152 Original Miles
  • EVERYTHING WORKS !!!! (all bulbs, all latches, all interior equipment, all gauges, even the clock)
  • Original Factory Black/Black TA

The popularity of "Smokey and The Bandit" meant everyone was trying to get their hands on a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am. And the demand has always remained high and today prices are rising. This one is your opportunity to own a car restored back to a very high level and you can do it without breaking the bank. But hurry because one as beautiful as this may keep rising in value quickly.
OK, so the car in the movie was a 1977 (actually a 76 with a 77 front end because they were filming before the restyled 77 was officially released). But this one nails the look in every way that matters. Better still its a factory black car so there was no color change needed to make it look right. You can tell there was plenty of time and money invested in a professional respray so that the shiny paint earns its Starlight Black name. But what really sets this coupe apart are the GOLD S/E Decals and interior trim. A new decal package during the restoration means the "Screaming Chicken" on the hood is bold and to be feared. All the lettering and accent gold trim stripes are crisp and clear against the midnight paint job. And of course everyone loves the sight of the iconic GOLD snowflake 15-inch alloys.
"BLACK is Beautiful", is the first thing Burt Reynolds said when when he saw his Trans Am in the Bandit sequel and this interior follows that line perfectly. The high back vinyl bucket seats are all original, firm and look factory fresh. They provide the kind of all-day comfort that would keep you happy bootlegging beer all across the South. The carpets, center console, dash and every other key dark piece of this car have not lost their luster. But this Trans AM doesn't just feel like midnight inside. Just like the GOLD accents on the exterior there are plenty of bright spots inside too. The driver gets to sit behind a brand new GOLD three-spoke tilt sport steering wheel. And beyond that is a GOLD colored machined aluminum dash professionally restored by Randy Combs. It's complete with all new perfect clear lenses covering all of the gauges and controls. You'll notice the headlight switch, radio knobs, cigarettelighter, ashtrays, window cranks, door handle bezels, door panels, center storage console, and even front seat-beltsare all BRAND NEW. If this is starting to feel like a highly authentic restoration, you'dbe very correct. It's period correct right down to the AM/FM 8-track stereo that's still ready to play your Jerry Reed tracks. The one subtle upgrade that you won't see but you'llsurely feel is the additionof R134a air conditioning to the original system that will keep you cool over the long haul.
With 400 cubic-inches under the hood (AKA 6.6-litre) you'llfind very few people willing to call the big V8's block color "baby" blue. It looks quite authentic right down to the Rochesterfour-barrel carburetorand factory hood shaker that everyoneremembersso well. In fact this is so nicely preserved and maintained that its also believedto be the original power plant. This motor makes great muscle car sounds! The Trans AM had a reputation in its day for being quick but it could also handle corners like a movie star. It was specifically chosen to be Bandit's "Trigger" because it was one of the best sports cars of its day. Plus this one has long haul comfort thanks to a GM TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, front disc brakes & power steering. And don't forget to check the undercarriage photo where you can tell the signs of low mileageand good care by hows there is some of the original red oxide coating still visible after over four decades.

Also included are the following items to complete the look of the "The Bandit" :CB Radio Face & CB Antenna, "BAN ONE" Georgia Prop License Plate. (The CB radio is non-functional face and mic only and not permanently mounted. There are no holes drilled to ensure you can remove it if you don't want it. The CB antenna is a removable magnetic mount with the transmission cable cut for a clean appearance. They are all for looks only)
New Parts Installed in the Past 500 Miles Include:GOLD Headlight Surround Buckets, Exterior GOLDPin-Striping, Door Panels, Machined GOLD Aluminum Dash,Gauge Lens Set,Steering Wheel, Shift Knob, Shift Knob Button, Wheel Center Caps, Sail Panel Bird Decals, Sunvisor Brackets, Rear View Mirror, Rear Ashtrays, Windows Crank Handles, Trunk Weatherstripping, Lower AC Lap Cooler Vents, 2 Headlights, Shifter Insert Slider, Shifter Gauge Bezel, Center Storage Console, Dash Pad Overlay, Headlight Control Knob, Radio Knobs & Bezels, CigaretteLighter Knob & Element, Cigarette Lighter Housing, Flasher Button Knob, Gold Shift Bezel Overlay, Dash Cover Mat, Front Plate Bracket Assembly, Hood Pad Insulation Blanket, FlowMaster Crossflow Muffler. Door Sill Plates, Grill Emblem, Pedal Covers and Trim, Front Seat Belts, Seat Belt Guides & Seat Track AdjusterTrim
-Over $10,000 worth of receipts and records from the restoration process included
This coupe comes with a large custom binder filled with information including the original window sticker, reproduction build sheets & documentation from the past three owners. Lots of receipts for work done in therestorationprocess over the past 9 years.Two sets of keys and a reproduction of the original owners manual are included as well.

It has the minor imperfections that anyone would expect of a 41 year old car that has been lovingly brought back to life without beingcompletelydisassembled. The paint is bright and shiny with minor rock chips and other typical minor imperfections to be expected of a VERY HIGH QUALITY Driver level restoration. The tires have plenty of tread and are dated coded May 2008.
I've seen frame-off restoredY82 S/E cars go for double this price. Own something that is 90% of the condition of those cars for 50% of the price!
This is an nicely restored coupe that's always in demand and available today at quite an affordable price. This deal won't last long!!!

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