For Sale: 1978 Pontiac Firebird in Rowley, Massachusetts

Vehicle Description

"You thought performance died after '70. The old muscle cars of your youth were left out to pasture, and you watched them rust into the landscape. You settled into the family lifestyle, piloting a full-size wood-grained wagon across six states to get to some cheesy tourist attraction. That's when the Trans Am hit the silver screen dressed in black, and the twinge of horsepower tickled your right foot again. You wanted one, but responsible reality returned."

This iconic 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is finished in the classic Starlight Black with coordinating black interior and has been in storage since approximately 1993 and is only showing 15,704 miles. This Trans Am with the 6.6-liter motor is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission that shifts and pulls through the gears as if you just drove it off the showroom floor.

This Trans Am is verified with PHS documents and appears to still have the original paint as applied in 1978. This car is for the collector seeking low mile original cars.

If you would like to learn more about this vehicle, please contact us at Legendary Motors LLC.

Our breakdown of the numbers is listed below but should be verified by any potential purchaser.

1978 Pontiac Trans Am
ID Codes

2 = Pontiac
W = Trans Am
87 = Coupe Body, 2-door
Z = 400ci, 4bbl., Dual Exhaust
8 = 1978
N = Assembled in Norwood, Ohio
186965 = Production Number

Cowl Tag
78 2FS87 N 314538
19N A51 19L 19U
07B WS4 BK.

Line 1 = 1978 Pontiac Firebird, 2-door coupe, Norwood Ohio
Line 2 = Black Vinyl, Bucket Seats, Starlight Black Body
Line 3 = Assembled 2nd Week of July, Trans Am, Black Interior
Line 4 = Fisher Time Date Code

186965 = Matching Vin number

Engine Date Code
December 7th, 1977

T-10 Four-Speed Manual
186965 = Matching Vin number

Rochester Quadrajet
170 = 1976 or later
5 = 1975 thru 1979
8 = 1978
2 = Four Barrel Q-Jet
6 = Pontiac
5 = Manual

Borg Warner, T10, 4-speed manual
4- speed Manual
186965 = Matching Vin number

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird
  • Listing ID:CC-1490202
  • Price:$79,900
  • Location:Rowley, Massachusetts
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird
  • Exterior Color:Starlight Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:15700
  • Stock Number:360
  • VIN:2W87Z8N186965

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Legendary Motors LLC
28 Forest Ridge Drive
Rowley, MA 01969
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