Classic Cars from United Kingdom

Classic Cars / DeLorean / Car for sale

1978 Pontiac Firebird

Sale price: $US $18,400.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
Year: 1978
Type: Coupe
Color: Mayan Red
Mileage: 9,710
Engine: 428
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Trans Am Coupe 2-Door
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Got questions? Ask here!

Do you like this car?

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

1978 Pontiac Firebird for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.1) based on 62 votes
1978 Pontiac Firebird Photo
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird

WOW!!! THIS A  REMARKABLE PIECE OF PONTIAC HISTORY PLUS AN EXCEPTIONAL CAR!!!! INCREDIBLE READ!!! VERY RARE FIND!!!


1978 Trans Am with 9. 10 DOCUMENTED miles. UNRESTORED beauty with history and documentation (Leader Automotive. George DeLorean).  

 

Up for sale is a '78 Trans Am with 9. 10 original miles. It is finished in original paint. Mayan Red. original black velour custom interior. nbsp; power windows. tilt. AM/FM stereo radio. electric rear window defroster. and WS6 special performance package. all in excellent condition.

Now things change.

The original owner had special ordered the special WS6 package car and had it shipped to Detroit. MI. From there it was sent to Troy. MI. All this was done with the full intent of having the original engine removed and having Leader Automotive build a custom built Pontiac engine. Within a week of receiving the car. he took it to Leader Automotive and had it turned into a sleeper. The outside maintained its original appearance but a monster custom engine underneath. designed and built by George Delorean. brother of John DeLorean of Pontiac Motors. George Delorean is the renowned. legendary engine builder that owned Leader Automotive.

George Delorean. pulled the Pontiac 400 and replaced it with a custom built 428 block with 455 HO heads (stamped 7F6) and a Holley Street Dominator manifold. Holley carburetor. Round Port Hooker Headers (Super Comp) with 2" primary. 3. 5 collection. were installed with a free flow exhaust system. The original TH350 transmission was pulled a TH400. with a shift kit. was installed. As well as. a 3000RPM. Stall Converter. and additional external oil cooler. The rear end was changed from a 323 post tract to a 410 gears set.  In the beginning. the car had a solid lift cam but was later changed to a hydraulic lifter to provide better driving ability.  

It is wild the way we happen to come across this car because it was really just sheer chance. as we weren't even remotely looking. To find a car that is in such fantastic condition. originality preserved. unheard of low mileage. with a custom built George DeLorean engine…. Just wow! Other than the drive train. the car is in original and pristine condition. The car was originally under coated and also has the Ziebart treatment. Now due to the car being stored for over 25 years it had developed some oil seal and gasket leaks. so the engine had to be pulled. We cleaned up the engine bay and degreased it. While the engine was out we cleaned and degreased the engine. replaced the gaskets and seals. then painted the engine the correct Pontiac blue. We cleaned and polished the original installed Moroso valve covers and oil pan. Also we replaced the exhaust. as it had seen its days sitting for 25 plus years. and the headers. due to one being damaged. We replaced the tires with a new set of BF Goodrich Radical TA's RWL 255/60/15.  

 

We have all of the receipts from Leader Automotive and George DeLorean. of this transformation. including the plaque that was installed on the cowl support by LEADER AUTOMOTIVE. Troy. MI. We have the original build sheet. found behind the back seat. in original. perfect condition. We also have the PHS Documentation and have spoken with all the previous owners and Mr. George DeLorean. personally. This car runs and drives so perfectly and everything is still like new. Even the clock still works!! It is a neck jerking experience. so hold on.


Please check out all photos below and if you have any questions please ask. Call David 501-803-0271

Car is in the Little Rock. AR area. Inspection is welcomed with an appointment.  

This car has no warranty expressed or implied. it is 38 years old.  

I reserve the right to end this auction early. as it is for sale locally and other venues.

 

Thanks for looking.  

 

Also published at eBay.com

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Text
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic DeLorean cars offered via internet auctions:

1981 DeLorean DMC-12
price: $29,999.99
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
 DELOREAN DMC-12 29,000 MILES BLACK LEATHER MANUAL TAXED
price: £21,000.00
DELOREAN DMC-12 29,000 MILES BLACK LEATHER MANUAL TAXED
1982 DeLorean DeLorean
price: $US $45,000.00
1982 DeLorean DeLorean
1981 DeLorean DMC 12
price: $59,900.00
1981 DeLorean DMC 12

Latest arrivals:

1969 Pontiac Firebird 1969 Pontiac Firebird 15 $27,000.00
1964 Pontiac GTO "Dealer GTO" 1964 Pontiac GTO "Dealer GTO" 21 $US $22,600.00
1968 Pontiac Firebird 1968 Pontiac Firebird 21 $US $6,500.00
1981 Ford Mustang Notchback 1981 Ford Mustang Notchback 21 $21,500.00
1981 DeLorean DMC12 -- 1981 DeLorean DMC12 -- 21 $36,899.00
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 21 $US $22,523.00
1983 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL 1983 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL 21 $19,499.00
1981 DeLorean DMC12 -- 1981 DeLorean DMC12 -- 21 $36,899.00
1964 Pontiac GTO "Dealer GTO" 1964 Pontiac GTO "Dealer GTO" 21 $US $24,300.00
1969 Pontiac Firebird 1969 Pontiac Firebird 15 $US $20,000.00
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Gullwing 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Gullwing 6 $US $21,500.00
1976 Lancia Beta Scorpion Spyder Montecarlo 1976 Lancia Beta Scorpion Spyder Montecarlo 15 $16,000.00
1981 DeLorean DMC12 -- 1981 DeLorean DMC12 -- 21 $36,899.00
1966 Pontiac GTO 1966 Pontiac GTO 19 $55,000.00
1981 DeLorean dmc-12 1981 DeLorean dmc-12 21 $US $20,600.00
1968 Pontiac Firebird 1968 Pontiac Firebird 21 $8,000.00
1981 DeLorean DeLorean DMC-12 Coupe DMC - 12 COUPE 1981 DeLorean DeLorean DMC-12 Coupe DMC - 12 COUPE 21 $45,000.00
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 12 $US $32,100.00
1983 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL 1983 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL 21 $19,499.00
1988 Nissan Other Pickups 1988 Nissan Other Pickups 2 $US $5,312.00