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1978 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird

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Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
Year: 1978
Type: Hurst T-Tops
Color: Satin Black
Mileage: 183,066
Engine: 400
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: WS6
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.1) based on 46 votes
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1978 Pontiac - Trans Am 

 Rare Factory Hurst T-Tops - Time Capsule - RUST FREE FIREBIRD 

GPS Tracking w/ 1yr. service included


Engine: Pontiac 400ci  7J2 Heads - 350 Auto transmission - Posi - rear end


 Punisher Edition Trans Am

Custom skull Wheel Emblems. Skull License Plate. Stainless Steel Skull Head Pendant 

Nothing permanent. so true TA fans don't freak out.  I didn't put a big Skull decal on the hood. LOL

But. what is added makes this TA - one of a kind.


Put the Gold Snowflake wheels (included) on this car to make it a Bandit Edition 


This car came from Arizona and all the original sheet metal is Rust Free.  

The car was originally painted White with a Blue cloth interior from factory but I transformed it to a black car inside & out - with black leather seats.

Exterior color is called Satin Canyon Black.

Car originally came with electric locks and air cond. but. Not currently connected.

Car includes original 1978 Firebird Trans Am owners manual

Why I'm selling. Short story.

I've owned 3 Trans Am's since 1982. I love them all and have collected many Trans Am related items. But now at 51 yrs. old I want to have fun with something different. It's a hard habit to break.  LOL But. I love my muscle cars. It is hard selling this one like all the others before. especially after putting so much time. money and energy into restoring it. But I hope my change of heart for a new muscle car will allow somebody else to experience the fun and excitement of the iconic Trans Am.  and No. I'm not selling my closet full of Trans Am collectible toys just yet. :-)  Only this car and the goodies I've listed to go with it.  Best of luck bidding & may the best TA fan win !!!


Serious Bidders Only Please!


This 1978 Pontiac Trans AM has the WS6 Handling package & comes with the 1st generation Factory Hurst T-Tops. "HH" logo in corner of each glass top / factory dark tinted t-top glass.

This car has been restored from the ground up. Almost everything has been replaced or restored.

Stainless steel nuts. bolts & screws were used as much as possible.

The Dash was removed and all new wiring installed.

We gutted the entire interior and painted the floor pans with POR 15 & Flex Seal to preserve & protect.

Installed silver insulation to provide a heat and sound barrier.

Many parts installed on this car are original GM Trans Am parts I had bought many years ago when still available from different Pontiac dealerships from around the country.


Pontiac 400 6. 6 Motor was rebuilt by previous owner. less than 5. 00 miles on motor. Automatic Transmission shifts great. a mild shift kit was added when rebuilt by previous owner.

All new brakes help this high horsepower muscle car stop easily.

Front Disk / Rear Drum.

Suspension handles great


I believe this is a numbers matching car. but I'm not 100% sure.


Regardless. This car is a Blast to drive - A real head turner.

 I Don't buy based on the numbers. I buy it for the thrill.  


Clear Title in Hand



See a walk around Video of the car running here:

youtube. com/watch?v=BNx6v1GJnik


See under the hood and hear the motor:

youtube. com/watch?v=ftmwzxET-Bg



Included with Vehicle:

Complete set of aluminum louvers for the rear window painted black

4 Gold Snowflake WS6 deep dish factory rims 8"x15"

4 new red GM firebird emblems included.

20 chrome lug nuts. including locking set w/ key + 4 chrome center caps

So you can keep it the way it is or make it a real Bandit car.

 Also Included:

Pair 2. 5 inch chrome splitter exhaust tips by Pypes included

Pre cut window tint for both side windows included - You can apply if you want.

Door/body molding 18ft black with chrome trim like original. bought from 78TA . com included. I left off the body molding in case you decide to have the car painted gloss black then the molding can be applied when you are ready.

Rear window louvers 3 piece set included

Air Conditioning brackets. included


This car has been completely gone through in the last 8 months.


Solid frame & body >>> NO RUST  >>>  NO RUST >>>>  NO RUST

Complete under carriage has been cleaned and painted

car drives straight.

engine runs strong. No leaks. No smoke.

starts right up - just turn the key - Ready to drive




Anti - Theft / Anti - car jacking >>>>>>  James Bond fun stuff installed.

Car comes with GPS location tracking device and 1 year of paid service (worldwide tracking) Your car will be view-able on a map on your smart phone in real time. No Contract. renew next year if you want. Much less expensive than LoJack.

Ignition cut off switch (hidden switch)

only the new owner will know the location of the cut off switch and the GPS tracking device.  

Also installed on this car is a Hidden "Combination" Lock Box that you can use as a Safe to store extra keys or emergency cash. Never be out of gas money or locked out of your home or car again!



Many areas of car have been treated with rust proofing ie:

undercoating applied. POR 15 Rust Preventive. & Flex Seal.


Note: I did not attach the rear window louvers to the car. this way the new owner can decide to install or not. See before and after pictures above. The 3 piece set is not attached but come with the car.


Some of what has been done: (Too much to list & I'm sure I'll probably forget something).

Here is a list of some of the new parts on the car. Questions about anything? Just ask.


New 21 gal. Fuel Tank from Canada O. E. M. w/new anti squeak rubber straps. sending unit. lock ring & gasket.

New complete front end rebuilt with all new bushings. center links. tie rods. rubber biscuits. body mounts. rubber bumpers etc. even the frame has new bushings.  Radial Tuned Suspension at it's finest.

Complete new front & rear Brakes

New Power steering box

New Power steering pump

Brand new front Windshield (includes the wire for the radio antenna)

Brand new Hood  (High quality reproduction) Sheet metal feels just as heavy as an original 1978 hood. Looks exactly the same too.

New cowl ground strap for the antenna

New windshield wiper motor

New heavy duty all aluminum 4 core radiator (remember this car came from Arizona and now in Florida it needed to be kept cool) and it does a great job.

Heavy Duty fan clutch

New External Transmission cooler mounted in front of radiator

New Heater core & Heater Motor

new Edelbrock 600 cfm carburetor with electric choke

new Edelbrock intake aluminum manifold

New front & rear shocks  (rear is adjustable air shocks)

New heavy duty springs in the front (front can be lowered if you want with a spring lowering kit)

New leaf springs in the rear

New black carpet with jute padding (floor & trunk areas)

Black Polyurethane sealant was applied around front and rear window glass for a secure leak free seal. POR 15 rust preventive was also painted in the window channel to prevent any rust from occurring. Remember. Rust is a cancer that never sleeps. So we made sure to be overprotective on the rust prevention of this car.


NO RUST - did I mention? the car has NO RUST !! True Survivor! We want to keep it that way.


New heat. & sound insulation under entire carpet even over the transmission tunnel

New chrome Body By Fisher Sill plates

New metal strips under sill plates to hold carpet down - these are usually missing or rusted out.

New rear deck shelf cover with jute padding underneath OEM black vinyl look

New ignition switch

New black Headliner

New rubber brake pedal pad


New Power Window switch in center console

Power windows go up and down very fast like a new modern car. We added 2 special relays one for each window to help the motors do their job of lifting the large heavy glass up and down quickly. (see them work in the video link above).

New mirror glass on driver's side mirror (passenger mirror looks like new) both fully adjustable

New Chrome bezel inside drivers door for the mirror adjustment knob

Original GM Chrome Deluxe dome/Map light (inside between the t-tops)

Original GM Black Seat Belts look great

Original black leather seats / The back seats still look like new

The Front seats have new cloth black corduroy seat covers

The front leather seats under the seat covers have split at the stitching in a few places where you sit.

Complete Center console with map pocket and glove box looks great

Original GM black glove box in the center console with New GM original lid

Auto Shifter plate has the metal engine turned swirl plate (not a decal)

Original Dash is in great shape No cracks (no cap or cover needed)

Center Dash gauges have LED bulbs - lights up nice at night real modern looking

Sound System:

New Sony Bluetooth Stereo with remote control & 4 Speakers - answer phone hands free.

55 Watts x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp Stream music wirelessly w/Bluetooth® & One-Touch NFC connection


Speakers include:

Two 4 inch 4 way 240 watts each Blaupunkt speakers up front with Bass Blockers

Two Sony 2 way 6x9's in the rear - Peak: 800 watts per pair / 400 watts each Rms: 240 watts per pair / 120 watts each


Trunk had no rust but was coated and protected with POR 15 and Flex Seal.

New Black carpet with jute padding in trunk

Trunk includes Factory Jack. Lug wrench. small space saver spare tire with J hook hold down & brackets.

All 4 side marker lights have new gaskets for rust prevention

New emergency brake cables. holds car in place on an incline as it should.

4 Brand new Cooper Cobra Radial raised white lettered tires  215/65/15 Front &  255/60/15 Rear

Classic SST mag rims 15" Staggered - Wider deep dish (lip) in rear 8. 5" wide rear & 7" wide front

New chrome Lug nuts & new chrome locking set (one on each wheel) with key

Includes 4 center cap "Punisher Skull" emblems - custom made in the Ukraine (the size needed was not available in the USA). Took over a month to receive them but worth the wait.

New pair of rubber A arm splash shields - attached to the front inner fenders

steering wheel is in great shape

Horn button and emblem look great

New pair of Horns behind the front grills - Nice and loud - sounds great like factory

New battery less than a year old.

New 63 amp Alternator

New starter & solenoid

New Distributor. Spark Plugs. Red cap. coil. electric module. rotor

New Red 8. 5mm Spark Plug race wires

Shaker scoop attaches to the carb assembly like factory even has the drain tube and weatherstrip

chrome transmission pan w/drain plug

All the factory plastic ram air ducts from driver's inner fender to hood scoop are functional / like new all are in great shape.


windshield wipers work (new motor)

tilt steering wheel (column tight/no play)

turn signals work

New Hazzard knob

new speedometer cable

all lights work inside and out. High beam switch too.

all gauges work  (clock don't)

3 center Dash gauges have LED bulbs  looks really nice at night. (Tach. Water/oil. Speedo)

All new weatherstripping >>> T-Tops. Windows. Doors. hood front & rear. hood scoop and Trunk

Hood Springs work fine - the hood stays up like it should

New hood release lever (Hood opens & closes) ( hidden anti-theft hood cable lock w/keys included)

New pair of Flowmaster 40 series mufflers

New brake hoses

New wheel bearings

New master cylinder

New brake power booster

New fuel pump

New water pump

New 180 degree thermostat

New radiator hoses

New 16lb Stant radiator cap

New coolant overflow bottle with original cap

New Gas Tank with new sending unit - fuel gauge works

Original GM 1978 front grills with Pontiac factory emblem

Original GM Urethane front nose (bumper cover)

Original GM door panel red firebird emblems

rear gas /license plate door works great

Front headlights work great as do all the side marker lights

New front parking lamps with new chrome trim

rear tail lights are in great shape - taken fully apart cleaned and restored

Brake lights work.

Reverse lights work

rear bumper is in good shape

Trunk deck lid is very solid No Rust

rear deck lid spoilers in great shape

frame and floors like new

Custom hooks mounted under each side of car to hold a car cover in place.

Spoiler flares in front of rear tires are original - They are nice with No damage.

Brand new front air dam & pair of front side spoiler flares (made of fiberglass like originals)

True duel exhaust - with H pipe & splitters out the back like factory



Only 3 things left for you to do: ( if you want ) or drive and enjoy as is.

Install air conditioning - all the brackets included

Get a Professional glossy paint job (what ever color you want the car to be)

Decals. Stripes & Hood Bird (optional)




BONUS >>> The following items Come with the car:

4 matching original ws6 wide 8"x15" style Gold Snowflake rims w/ chrome lug nuts with wheel locks & chrome center caps. +++ 4 new red GM firebird center cap emblems included.

So you can keep it as is with the SST Mags or make it a true Bandit car.

 Also included: 

Pair 2. 5 inch chrome splitter exhaust tips by Pypes

Pre-cut dark window tint for both side windows for buyer to apply if he/she so chooses

Door/body molding 18ft black with chrome trim (like original) bought from 78TA . com

Rear window louvers

Air Conditioning brackets.



Any Questions please contact Jon: 727-507-1292   Call or Text anytime.


Clear Title in Hand


 Serious Bidders Only



Car is sold AS IS No warranty expressed or implied.


BUYER is responsible for vehicle Pick-up or Shipping.  I will help as much as I can. I will be available the day of shipping to help with loading the vehicle on the transport truck/trailer.


DEPOSIT:   Via PAYPAL. US $1. 00. 00 within 24 hours of Auction close 

 If any of this is a problem for you please contact me so we can work things out.

FULL PAYMENT:  Required within 7 days of Auction close. Via CERTIFIED BANK CHECK. CHECK MUST CLEAR FIRST before vehicle is released!


We can also use Escrow. com to complete the transaction  (any fees split 50/50)


- $1. 00 deposit needed within 24 hours of offer being accepted. - A deposit is a commitment to purchase and is non-refundable which is applied to the purchase amount. Final amount due needs to be paid via Certified bank check. Official Money Order or CASH.

- Payment methods: Bank cashier's check. Official Money Order.

Note:  personal check (10 business days to clear). and of course - cash.

PayPal NOT accepted for balance due.

- Signed Bill of Sale. Cleared payment in Full. and a copy of your driver's license will be needed before the vehicle is released.

On Apr-24-17 at 20:33:30 PDT. seller added the following information:

Forgot to add.
The rear window defog switch works and the back glass heats up.
Also the entire Brakes on each wheel have been replaced including the calipers. pads. shoes and springs.
The Door handle pull cups are brand new old stock original GM parts. I still have all the GM boxes as proof. I can include original boxes and packaging with the car if you want to keep as a collectible.
The outer door weatherstrip with the chrome trim bead or window sweep as some call it is brand new. The interior weatherstrip sweeps on the door panels still looked good so I didn't change them but have two brand new inner sweeps with the attaching staples that I will include with the car.  
The chrome trim around front and rear outside windows still looks good - not perfect. but still shiny and mirror finish. I could have painted them black but I like the silver accent it gives the car and I didn't want to black out the entire car.
All 6 inner felt pads that rub on the inner door windows have been installed and are also brand new.
Side door window glass is 39 yrs. old and do have the normal wear and fine scratches. If making this into a show car then I would consider replacing them. Otherwise they are fine. Window tinting may even hide some of the imperfections.
All inside lighting works. glove box. both lights under the dash and the roof light. The center roof light has a LED bulb. Plastic bulb cover looks great & The chrome housing on the deluxe roof light looks brand new with no pitting.  
Is the car 100% perfect? NO. the Body has a few minor dents and dings here and there. But. NO Bondo. No Filler. No major damage. Under the black paint is primer and under the primer is the factory white paint except the front fenders and the hood that have been replaced. Any roughness or body distortions you see in the photos are from the black paint not the metal panels underneath.  
*** The major plus is that the entire car has NO Rust. *** 

On Apr-24-17 at 20:40:59 PDT. seller added the following information:

Since I've owned the car it has never been smoked in But. the original GM cigarette lighter still works & you can charge your phone from the dash.  (12 volts power) 

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