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1978 TA for Sale
« on: May 27, 2008, 08:52:06 AM »
EDIT:  15k out the door without the extra set of new wheels\tires.   I need the car to go as I am moving soon and it needs a home.  Contact me at


You all are going to tear my a** a new one on here but:

Hey Everyone,  lately with my schedule and a need for a smaller hobby, I'm putting my 78 TA up for sale.   I purchased it for $10,000 about 1.5 years ago and have put about 7k into so far in suspension, interior, wheels, and general cleanup, fixing the trouble rust spots, etc.   

I'm asking 16k out the door, includes a new set of Drag Welds and brand new Drag Radials and skinnies and a car cover.

Pictures below and a full ad listing.  If you aren't interested, can you pass this link on to someone who might be?


1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

VIN: 2W87Z8L161440


80,000 on Body Transmission Rear
4,200 on Motor

Car is sold as a package as described below. The price is firm and
the car will not be sold separetly of parts or items listed. Car is
fully drivable or can be trailered. Buyer preference.

Price: $16,000 - OBO. Do not contact unless you are a serious buyer or have questions that are not addressed below.

Car is available for viewing after 6pm EST or on

Color: Original Gold
Current: Black with Gold Pin StripesDecals


Engine: Pontiact 455 bored over. 472 ci. 7.7 liter.
Transmission: Turbo 400 - 3 Speed.
Rear: Stock with 3.23 gears
Exhaust: Jet Hot Longtube Headers exiting out to 3" mid length dumps under car. No mufflersNo Cats

SUSPENSION: Over $3200 in cost.

Competition Engineering Bolt-On Frame Connectors,
Hotchkis Sport Suspension Lowering Coil Springs
Hotchkis Sport Suspension Leaf Springs
Hotchkis Sport Suspension HPS 1000 Shock Absorbers Fronts
Hotchkis Sport Suspension HPS 1000 Shock Absorbers Rears
Summit Sway Bars


Radio: Head Unit is in car. Non functional. No Speakers.
ACHeat: Not installed
Car Carpet: New ($180)
Trunk Lining: New ($80)
Middle Console: Used with some scratches
New Dash Wrap installed ($200)
New Wrapped Leather 1978 Trans Am Seats. ($600 purcahse). Fronts and
Rears. Installed.
New Ratchet Shifter from B&M. 


Currently installed are 17x8 Torque Thrust II wheels Less than 2,000 miles on set.  $1700 cost.

15x10 Rear Draglites and 15x3 skinnies also included in sale.   
Less than 100 miles on Hoosier Draglites. (no passes. No burnouts.
Stickers still on tires) $1400 cost.


Paint job is a 15 foot car. Could use new paint.   Gold sticker package could use a re-haul. Custom
7.7 liter stickers were installed on the Shaker.

Windshield: New

Power Windows are installed and work perfectly.

Driver Door Handle: Works but is broken. Brand new driver door
handle comes with the car. Not installed. Cost $55

Car was featured in Auto Tuning World Magazine. A brand new copy of
the Magazine will come with the car.

Car was featured on the website featured in a video for
the Burt Builds a Bandit Contest entry.


Estimated 360hp, 470lb torque. Very torquey car and a lot of fun to
cruise on the weekends. Is currently equipped with a Quadro Jet
carb. Could use some tuning. Secondary buttefly's open a bit early
and it can result in a sputter but only at wide open throttle.

Under normal driving there are no issues.

Comes with used Car Cover. Ripped on front.


« Last Edit: June 07, 2008, 08:57:28 PM by Wreck »

78 Trans Am - 472 ci 7.7 liter. 
JH Longtubes, mid dumps
3.36 gears

95 Z28 - 350 ci
JH Longtubes, Dynamax 3", cutout
3.73 Gears
Hotchkis F\R Swaybars \ 2" Drop
KB Sub Frame
4 Point Cage