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Restored Numbers Matching Trans Am Y82 SE 400 4 Speed
If you grew up in the mid to late 70's, the ultimate muscle car was and always will be the 1977 Trans Am Special Edition. It was the car that everyone talked about, everyone wanted and everyone drooled over. Just imagine jumping in Bandits Trans Am, putting the pedal to the floor, tearing across the open road and out driving virtually anyone who tries to stop you! The generation that loves these cars has been moving into the collector car hobby over the last five years and will continue to do so for the next twenty. As a result, late model second generation Pontiac Trans Ams have been steadily gaining value since 2007. This fully sorted 1977 Trans Am Special Edition is the car everyone has asked us to look for over the last three years. It's a documented, numbers matching Y82 Special Edition that features Pontiac's highly desirable W72 400 engine, a 4-speed transmission and, best of all, a fresh frame-off restoration. So pick up the phone, buy it now, enjoy it on the weekends and thank us in ten years when it has tripled in value!
A copy of this Trans Ams original window sticker, which is included in a stack of Pontiac Historical Services paperwork that comes with the car, lists the following options and prices:
FIREBIRD TRANS AM HARDTOP COUPE: $5,456.06
M21: Close ratio 4-speed manual transmission ($00)
QCY: GR70x15 white letter steel belted radial tires ($47.20)
C60: Custom air conditioning ($488)
C49: Electric rear window defroster ($87)
A01: Complete Soft Ray tinted glass ($51)
Y92: Lamp group ($16)
A31: Power windows ($114)
U58: AM/FM stereo radio ($233)
Y82: Special Edition package ($1,174)
N33: Tilt steering wheel ($63)
U57: Stereo 8 tape player ($134)
Y90: Custom trim group ($118)
W72: T/A 6.6 litre (400 cubic inch) 4-barrel V8 engine ($50)
TOTAL OPTIONS: $2,575.20
TOTAL MSRP: $8,144.26
Assembled at GM's famous Norwood manufacturing facility in April of 1977 as one of only 2,699 Y82 Special Editions, this pristine black and gold Trans Am was shipped right up Interstate 71 to Haydocy Pontiac in Columbus, Ohio where it began a 35 year existence filled with immaculate maintenance and impeccable care. Today, after a highly detailed frame-off restoration, it presents as practically brand new and displays a spectacular coat of GM code 19 Starlight Black paint on top of smooth and solid body panels which are as straight and as the day they left the showroom floor. On top of those cool black panels, a fresh set of Special Edition exclusive full outlining stripes complement an awesome Special Edition exclusive gold and matte gold trimmed 'screaming chicken' hood decal which is one of the most iconic automotive brandings in history.
Despite minimum brightwork, Special Edition Trans Ams were highly decorated cars that brought new meaning to the word 'details'. Up front, a straight and glossy urethane front bumper houses Special Edition specific gold headlight inserts which center on a traditional red Pontiac arrow head emblem to provide the brands familiar dual grille, quad headlight look. Behind that front bumper, the cars great looking “T/A-6.6” branded shaker hood sits in front of pristine Soft Ray tinted glass which is bordered by correct option B77 black molding. At the center of the car, Y82 Special Edition exclusive tinted Hurst T-tops sit above black inlayed door handles and Special Edition exclusive gold B-pillar decals. And at the sides of the car, Special Edition exclusive German style “Trans Am” decals hang between traditional Pontiac fender vents and correct rear fender flares. At the back of the car, correct option B89 backlight molding frames an electrically defrosted rear window above a correct black valence that's complete with showroom fresh, silver trimmed tail lights. And a large German style “Trans Am” decal is centered above correct stainless side-splitter exhaust tips.
Pop the black and gold hood and you'll find this Trans Ams all original 6.6 liter W72 V8 which wears a correct 500557 casting number, a correct 27N191886 partial VIN and a correct W72 exclusive WA engine stamp. Thanks to government mandated emissions standards, performance was almost legislated out of existence; and that left the Trans Am suffering a bit of an identity crisis. At 400 cubic inches, the Pontiac 6.6 litre was already the largest engine you could buy in 1977; and by utilizing smaller “6X” heads and a revised camshaft, it created bigger compression and successfully reversed almost a decade of declining horsepower numbers. At the top of the motor, a correct Rochester 4-barrel carburetor sucks air through the cars awesome shaker scoop. Below that carburetor, original GM corporate blue paint coats the entire block; and original exhaust manifolds send spent gases into a high performance factory exhaust system. All the hard parts around the motor, from the belt driven accessories to the brake booster and optional air conditioning hanging on the fire wall are factory correct. And as expected tags, markings and stamps are just where they should be from the date coded core support to the cars freshly cleaned cowl tag. The car's clean engine bay and hood are covered in a nice coat of factory satin black and there's fresh belts, fresh hoses and even a new AC Delco battery.
At the bottom of this slick F-body, solid floorpans tell the story of years of excellent maintenance, and a fresh rebuilt suspension tells the story of an excellent restoration. Behind the motor, an original Borg Warner T10 4-speed transmission, which wears a correct 1304065903 casting number and a correct 27N191866 partial VIN, sends power to an original 10 bolt rear end which has been restored to factory specifications. Below that stellar powertrain, a rebuilt Trans Am suspension, which includes power steering, thicker sway bars, better shocks and stiffer springs combines with standard issue power front disc brakes and rear drums to provide quick stops and great handling. And a power boosting mandrel bent true dual exhaust system barks out a deep, vintage sound from modern two chamber Flowmaster mufflers. At the corners of the car, restored aluminum Pontiac snow flake wheels spin Special Edition exclusive gold paint around 'red bird' center caps and correct GR70-15 Goodyear Steelgard white letter tires. And all of the cars hardware and bushings appear to be in good shape from its solid and leak-free stainless fuel tank to its correctly installed emergency brake cable.
Open this Trans Am's massive black doors and you'll find a fully restored optional velour interior that wraps Special Edition exclusive gold trim in a whole lot of old school style! The cars rebuilt seats are firm, crisp and look every bit as nice and rich as their velour name implies. Below those seats, like-new black carpet, which is carefully protected by factory replacement floor mats, displays no fading or unraveling; and between the seats, a silver trimmed console props buttons for the cars power windows behind a chrome Hurst shifter. At the top of the car, a stain-free headliner is stretched tight around the cars Hurst T-tops. And at the sides of the car, pitch black door panels hang pristine pull straps and new chrome door handles below Special Edition exclusive gold badging. In front of the driver, an excellent looking engine turned gold dash houses crystal clear gauges, controls for heat and air conditioning, and the cars original Delco-GM AM/FM stereo behind a correct gold Formula steering wheel and optional tilt steering column. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk, which labeled with correct decals, carries a correct courtesy lamp above storage bags for the cars T-tops and a correct Space Saver spare tire.
Documentation for this pristine Trans Am includes a stack of Pontiac Historical Services paperwork which includes two copies of the cars original window sticker.
NOW is the time to buy a correct, low mileage, investment grade Trans Am to show and enjoy for years to come. And here's a guarantee: if you don't, someone else will and you will be chasing a value curve heading straight upwards for the next 20 years. This is the kind of car that you can take to the show on Saturday and drive to work on a sunny Monday morning. If you're in the market for a kick ass Trans Am that is the quintessential late 70s American muscle car; here it is. Grab it fast and thank us in ten years as you watch its value climb!
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