1978 Pontiac Trans Am = 21 Yrs In Storage on 2040-cars
East Islip, New York, United States
Engine:350 cu in
For Sale By:Private Seller
Model: Trans Am
Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: White
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Up for auction * 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird.White with white interior , auto trans , power windows, all spoilers are there , and shaker scoop , body is in pretty good condition for the age ,the previous owner had owned the car since 1988 and its been sitting in storage for the last 21 years. you can tell by looking at the stickers the car was last inspected 1992 and registered 1993.needs a restoration.21 plus years ago the original 403 cu olds went, so a Pontiac 350 used engine was put in , But that engine was a oil burner so at that time he was disgusted and put the car in storage and figured when his son got older they would do a father / son restoration. It did not happen.The engine has not run in a while, does not run now , old fuel will have to be drained from tank as well, back in the late 1980's to early 90's he had someone do some body work, it's looking alittle shabby on the drivers side rear quarter. The pictures should reflect that. The negatives are = incorrect engine needing a overhaul,some frame rot on drivers rail,no radio or rear speakers , and the sunroof and some body work which all these can be corrected. The good is it's a real Pontiac Trans am.I will answer any questions I can about this car. I want there to be no surprises. Please if you are not sure do not place a bid.( Also available, but (NOT) part of this auction is the drive train from a 1978. Trans am gold edition 400 engine, 4speed tranny which was rebuilt with shifter and linkage, hanging pedal assembly, posi disc brake rear. All of that will be available for $1000. To the winning bidder, The engine was out of a running car ).These Trans Ams are getting hard to find now , and are going up in value , LOW RESERVE ON THIS ONE , GREAT STARTING POINT , GOOD LUCK BIDDING .I have many other pics, E-mail with and I can send , Thanks Gary
Pontiac Trans Am for Sale
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How many people think Buick or GMC should have gotten the axe instead of Pontiac? You can't see it, but I'm raising my hand. Autoweek reports that former Vice Chairman of GM, Bob Lutz, has indicated that things didn't have to end up the way they did.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:15:00 EST
"The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.'"
In a talk given at the Petersen Automotive Museum for the Inside the MotoMan Studio series, Lutz says "The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.' So, it goes. And when the guy who is handing you the check for $53 billion says, 'I don't want Pontiac, drop Pontiac or you don't get the money,' it doesn't take you very long to make up your mind." Lutz even added that the next-generation Pontiac G6 would have benefitted from the rear-wheel-drive platform of the Cadillac ATS. How awesome would that have been?
General Motors has announced that it will be recalling 778,562 compact cars after six people were killed in accidents, partially due to the airbags' failure to deploy. An issue with the ignition switch is causing the airbag issues, as well as causing the engine and other components to shut off without warning. The recall covers the 2005 to 2007 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5. (Note that the Cobalt pictured above is a 2009 model.)
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:31:00 EST
According to a report from Automotive News, a number of factors can cause the ignition to switch out of the run position, including weights on the key ring, rough or bumpy roads or other "jarring" events. Any of these situations could lead to some vehicle components not functioning properly.
There have been five fatal front-impact crashes that took the lives of six people, although as a GM spokesman noted, all five of the crashes happened off road and at high speed. In each of these cases, though, the lack of airbags wasn't the only lethal factor - alcohol and failure to wear a seat belt also played a role. Outside of the fatal accidents, there have been 17 other crashes where airbags didn't deploy. It's unclear if any of these crashes were caused by the engine shutting off.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for a number of General Motors cars and crossovers bought or currently registered in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion and the 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt (shown) and its Pontiac G5 twin are being recalled for potential fuel leaks.
This recall is being issued due to potentially faulty fuel pump components that can crack and cause gasoline to leak from the return or supply ports and possibly cause a fire. NHTSA has not indicated how many fuel leaks or vehicle fires have been reported. As a fix, GM will replace the fuel pump modules on all affected vehicles free of charge. Since Pontiac and Saturn have been shuttered, owners will be able to go to another GM-brand dealership to have their vehicles repaired.
While the list of affected cars and crossovers varies by state and model year, if you own any of these models and live in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma or Texas, be sure to check the official notice below for more details.