1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Fully Documented 400 4-Speed
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Red Bird. This 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 400 4-Speed is the real deal. Beyond its stunning curb appeal, big boy 400 motor, and 4-speed transmission, it comes with all the original ownership documentation, original manuals, plus the original build sheet. This is also a L78 400/M21 4-Speed car, meaning it is just one of 6,777 produced. On November 8, 1977, Chester F. Grochoski, Jr., a local business owner, purchased this car new from Orson E. Coe Pontiac, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI with just 5 miles recorded on the odometer, as stated on the warranty booklet. The car has stayed in Michigan since and has recently been the recipient of a restoration which was started in 2010 and since finished, only 370 miles have been recorded.
According to the build sheet and matching data tag, the car came from the factory in Mayan Red (code 75) paint over a Black Oxen (code 19R). Other noteworthy codes include JL2 Power Brakes, L78 V8 400 4BBL, M21 4-Speed Transmission, WS4 Trans Am, and W72 Performance Package. All engine, tranny, axel, etc. components are numbers matching and were preserved in the restoration. It also had a little giddy-up added. Extensive machine work was done. The motor was professionally CNC Ported and Polished with Competition Cam and Lifters, Performance Rollers, and Custom Exhaust installed. Be sure to listen to the video. This bird sings some beautiful notes.
This car stands tall. With original ownership information, books, manuals, and build sheet, this car is worthy of any collection. Add that to a true, matching-numbers 400 and 4-speed with some tasteful engine mods, and you have one awesome Trans Am. Plus, its red. This TA is definitely a looker but it wants to get up a go. It has been thoroughly vetted for a new garage. A folder of service records and all previously mentioned original documents go with the sale. Call or e-mail if interested. Thank you for looking.
2 - GM Division: Pontiac
W - Series: Trans Am
87 - Body Style: 2-Door Coupe
Z - Engine: 400 4bbl V8
L - Assembly Plant: Van Nuys, CA
112786 - Production Sequence