RARE 1978 Firebird Trans Am Barn Find 42,000 original miles Pro-built Motor FAST

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Blue
Engine:Pontiac 400
Trim:Trans Am package
Number of Cylinders:8
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I bought this Trans Am a few years ago with the intention of restoring it, but just don't have the time to finish and I have another Trans Am I'm working on now. I got it from the original owner who left it in his backyard shed for over twenty years, so it only has 42,375 original miles on this car. I bought it with 39,000 on it so I've only put about 3,000 miles since I've had it, driving mostly on weekends, to keep the miles low on it but I do take it on trips sometimes. It could be a daily driver though as it is strong and reliable. I drive up the California Coastline with it occasionally and have never had one problem or break down, ever. Air induction actually works from shaker hood. Backstory: The person I bought this car from started the restore and did all of the engine work, transmission and drive train. It was his brother's car and he had bought the car new in Hawaii after it had been shipped new to a dealership there from the Van Nuys plant in CA., but was killed a couple of years later in a military accident, so his family had it shipped back to the mainland here in California and that's where it sat under a partially-covered patio shed for twenty-five years until his Brother took it over and started the restore on it. Color is white with blue cloth interior. The interior needs to be redone but it's okay for now as the seats are okay with some cloth separation on the backs of the back seats from being in the sun. The body needs a little work. There are a few rust spots on the lower side panels but they have been treated and arrested and are ready for inserts and sanding. I think it needs bushings soon as well, but the handling is tight and perfectly responsive and does well at the track.
The engine and drive train are done (The hard part) and as you can see in the pictures, it's a dream under the hood. It's automatic, with posi, but a race shifter has been installed and so it shifts like a three speed, (L=1st, S=2nd and D=3rd) and it is a screamer! The torque tosses you back in the seat. It's been professionally built and makes people drop their jaws every time I open the hood to let them see the masterpiece underneath. The speedometer needs calibration but other gauges work. It has an aftermarket cassette stereo. Perfect for someone who wants to finish it and feel the speed. This car does not pass smog in California so if you live in California and have the ability to arrange for it passing, it can be done. If you can register it outside of CA., then you're okay. I do have the original manifold and plumbing if you want to restore it back to smog legal though. Title is clear and in hand. Come and test drive this baby and you'll want to take it home. $10,000.00 obo. Deposit due immediately and full amount due within three days. Cash on site. Bank wire for those out of the area. There are no refunds or returns. All Sales Final. Seller takes responsibility for smog certification. Local pick up in Pasadena, CA. is okay. Buyer responsible for shipping/transport if out of the Los Angeles, CA. area. Thanks for checking her out and I hope this Rare Bird finds a good home.

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