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1978 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM WS6 4-SPEED

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$24,000

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1978 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM WS6 4-SPEED

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1978 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM WS6 4-SPEED

High Bidder:  jrmasseyii

Auction Type:  Reserve (not met) 

Highest Bid: $24,000 (USD)

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Location:

Lenexa, Kansas 66219

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

6.6L

Transmission:

Manual

Odometer:

109,342 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

2W87Z8L174203

Carfax:

Lot Number:

Highest Bid: $24,000 (USD)

High Bidder:  jrmasseyii

Auction Type:  Reserve (Not Met) 

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Location:

Lenexa, Kansas 66219

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

6.6L

Transmission:

Odometer:

109,342 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

2W87Z8L174203

Carfax:

Lot Number:

53359635

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Vehicle Story

OVERVIEW

This 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is powered by a recently rebuilt numbers-matching L78 6.6-liter V8 backed by a rebuilt Borg Warner Super T-10 transmission. Finished in Platinum Metallic over a black cloth interior, this Trans Am WS6 comes from the selling dealer with a PHS Automotive Services report, a build sheet, and a clear title.

Highlights: 

  • Shaker hood scoop
  • Rear spoiler
  • Tilt steering column
  • Power steering
  • Power windows and locks
  • RetroSound AM/FM stereo
  • Alpine subwoofer
  • Orion amplifiers
  • WS6 suspension package
  • Power front disc brakes

Ownership History:

  • Offered by a dealer
  • Current location: Kansas

EXTERIOR

Key Features:

  • Platinum Metallic paint (code 15)
  • Front spoiler
  • Wheel flares
  • Shaker hood scoop
  • Black, charcoal, and red hood graphic
  • Color-keyed sport mirror caps
  • Rear spoiler

Updates:

  • Refinished in the original color in 2019

WHEELS AND TIRES

  • 15-inch snowflake-style aluminum wheels
  • Multi-Mile Grand Prix Performance GT radial tires

INTERIOR

Key Features:

  • Black Lombardy cloth upholstery
    • Reportedly original
  • Power windows
  • Power locks
  • Tilt steering column
  • Power steering
  • Center console-mounted manual transmission shifter

Modifications:

  • RetroSound AM/FM stereo
  • Custom dashboard speakers
  • Infinity 6” x 9” rear speakers
  • Trunk-mounted Alpine 12-inch subwoofer
  • Trunk-mounted Orion amplifiers

Updates:

  • Newer headliner and center console lid

Known Flaws:

  • Factory air conditioning system needs a new compressor

INSTRUMENTS

  • Odometer shows 109,342 miles
    • Rolled over
    • Reportedly accurate
  • 100-mph speedometer
  • 6,000-rpm tachometer
    • Integrated clock
  • Gauges
    • Fuel level
    • Water temperature
    • Voltage
    • Oil pressure

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Engine:

  • L78 6.6-liter V8
    • Numbers-matching
    • Single 4-barrel carburetor

Transmission:

  •  Borg Warner Super T-10

Service History Highlights:

  • Engine was recently rebuilt
  • Transmission was rebuilt 2 years ago
    • New clutch and flywheel

UNDERCARRIAGE, SUSPENSION, BRAKES, AND EXHAUST

Key Features:

  • WS6 suspension package
  • Independent front suspension
  • Solid rear axle
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Dual exhaust outlets

Service History Highlights:

  • New shocks, leaf springs, and sway bar installed
  • Rebuilt brake system

ITEMS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE

  • PHS report
  • Build sheet

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • The selling dealer has posted an exterior walk-around video below
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Comments & Questions

May 28, 2024
04:21 AM

BID: $24,000

May 27, 2024
02:15 PM

BID: $23,000

May 26, 2024
06:37 PM

Hi, the engine is rebuilt and what is the trie millage

May 26, 2024
03:59 PM

BID: $22,000

May 26, 2024
09:23 AM

BID: $21,500

May 26, 2024
08:10 AM

BID: $21,000

May 25, 2024
12:45 PM
KC
Seller

@TAjefe – Please tell me is that an exhaust leak or engine tick I seem to hear? ...

Appears to be a small exhaust leak

May 24, 2024
08:24 PM

Please tell me is that an exhaust leak or engine tick I seem to hear?

May 22, 2024
01:46 PM
KC
Seller

@Steve6979 – Please verify for me the exact engine that was rebuilt and put into the his car. There were two engines offered in the Trans Am in 1978. If this was originally a 4 speed transmission car, then it had the Pontiac 400 cid engine. However, there was an Oldsmobile 403 cid engine put into some of the automatic transmission cars at the factory installation. If this is the Pontiac engine, then it should have the T/A 6.6 decal on the shaker hood, so that raises the question. Very nice, well preserved presentation of the car. It would be very nice to own. ...

As the PHS report shows, it’s a W72. Someone put the wrong decals on the shaker, no mystery.

May 22, 2024
10:41 AM

Steve is 100% correct. The wheels indicate the W86 suspension package, but the decal on the shaker suggests that the Oldsmobile 403 ci. Engine is what the came with the car. Also the decal behind the door windows should be a metal Firebird emblem. I custom ordered one of these in March 1978 with all the performance options available. I paid $6,590 upon delivery.

May 21, 2024
06:53 PM

No belt on A/C compressor? I had (2) of these. Both 400 CID, 4 speed manual. Great cars for the time. Thanks

May 21, 2024
01:36 PM

Please verify for me the exact engine that was rebuilt and put into the his car. There were two engines offered in the Trans Am in 1978. If this was originally a 4 speed transmission car, then it had the Pontiac 400 cid engine. However, there was an Oldsmobile 403 cid engine put into some of the automatic transmission cars at the factory installation. If this is the Pontiac engine, then it should have the T/A 6.6 decal on the shaker hood, so that raises the question. Very nice, well preserved presentation of the car. It would be very nice to own.

May 21, 2024
12:13 PM

BID: $20,000

May 21, 2024
06:41 AM

Gorgeous vehicle. I had a new black on black Firebird formula 1978. Always wanted to get another or a T/A. Thanks for offering.

May 21, 2024
05:32 AM

BID: $13,800

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