1978 Pontiac Trans Am T-Tops, W72 Engine, Recaros, Pro Touring Suspension

Price: - Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Trim: Trans Am
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: Pontiac 400
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Pontiac Trans Am Trans Am

Up for sale is my restored and upgraded 1978 TransAm with a W72 performance option. This is the real deal Pontiac 400 motor. Besides being a beautifully restored TransAm, over the last 4 years I did well over $10k in upgrades to the suspension, A/C, cooling system, transmission, exhaust, etc., to get it to look and drive right.
See the car in action on the band Surrender the Fall's music video on MTV:
See it in University of Miami's Distraction magazine:
It has a 2004R overdrive transmission for nice comfortable cruising, vintage custom Recaro "fishnet" seats for comfort, complete Pro TouringF-bodysprings, shocks, sway bars and body mountsfor good handling, custom mandrelbent exhaust with dual Flowmasters, upgraded modern A/C compressor and condenser, four electric fans with two Flex-a-lite controllers, 100 amp alternator, full aggressiveYear One body flares, 17" Year One wheels,awesome iPod compatible stereo,and much more!Besides the upgrades, many maintenance parts have recently been replaced.
My loss is your gain, don't try this at home unless you have a lot of $'s and time to spend! A stack of receipts will be included with the sale. The subtle but expensive details like the fishnet seats, 17" wheels, lower profile tires, wider body flares, beautiful sounding dual Flowmasters and tight suspension really make the car stand out.This car has all the looks and sounds that get attention EVERYWHERE!
Here are some examples of what was done to enhance this car.
  • Pontiac 400 W72 factory performance package
  • Complete engine rebuild by previous owner with receipts
  • Comp Cams CL51-229-3
  • Comp Cams 7262‑16 pushrod set
  • Comp Cams 988-16 valve springs
  • Comp Cams 743-16 retainers
  • Comp Cams 601-16 valve locks
  • ARP 194-5401 main stud set
  • ARP 190-3607 head bolts
  • ARP 190-6001 rod bolts
  • TRW L2440F forged pistons
  • Hooker shorty headers $179.99
  • True dual exhaust, mandrel bent, Flowmaster mufflers, Pypes stainless tips $1200.00
  • Jegs aluminum radiator $350.00
  • LS1 electric fans used $100.00
  • Fabricate brackets and install fans (3D print brackets) $500.00
  • 2 x Flex-a-lite 31163 - Flex-a-lite fan controller $169.99
  • Powermaster 150amp 1 wire alternator $177.97

  • Built 2004R Overdrive transmission by Janis Transmission $1900
  • Electric lock up torque converter

  • Pro Touring F-Body GT suspension kit shocks & springs $739.00
  • Pro Touring F-Body front & rear sway bars $334.00
  • Pro Touring F-Body body bushings $93.00
  • Pro Touring F-Body tall lower ball joints $96.00
  • Pro Touring F-Body lowering blocks $29.00
  • Pro Touring F-Body sub frame connectors$179.00
  • Pro Touring F-Body Delrin lower control arm bushing kit $135.00

  • R134a rotary compressor $300.00
  • Aluminum condenserupgrade $419.53
  • Installation $481.50

  • Year One Body Flares $716.90
  • Paint and install flares $600.00
  • Year One 17" wheels $1200.00

  • GenuineRecaro "fishnet" seats (used) $1000.00
  • Fabricate brackets install seats $200.00
  • Match rear upholstery $250.00
  • Upgrade dash lights to LED

  • Kenwood X700-5 amp $319.99
  • 8" Bazooka sub $139.95
  • 4 guage wire kit $39.99
  • Install $225.00

Recent maintenance (last year) includes new rear main seal with a DUAL LIP Viton from Butler performance, all engine gaskets, timing cover, brake master cylinder, brake booster, axle bearings, differential bearings, universaljoint, water pump (cast type), and more!
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