76 Pontiac Trans Am 50th Anniversary Edition - Rare Hard Find Collector Car on 2040-cars
Waterford, New York, United States
Engine:400 - 6.6 Liter
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Trans Am
Trim: 50th Anniversary Edition
Options: AM/FM with 8 Track
Drive Type: Automatic
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Sub Model: 50th Anniversary Edition
Exterior Color: Black
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Black
Condition: UsedA 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.Seller Notes:"WOW - This is One Rare BirdEngine was rebuilt 5 years ago - Had 128K miles after the rebuild, but motor is all re-done.- This car is PHS documented is all orginal* has all documentation and NUMBERS MATCHING1) The car is all original* – for a car that is 35+ years old - is amazing) The car has 128+K miles on it with all numbers matching drive train - Motor was rebuilt 5 years ago with all factory orginal GM parts.3) Car is 1 of about 316 ever made4) Has original paint – yes it could be repainted but it has been left original - No rust 5) Original window sticker and manuals6) PHS ( Pontiac Historical Society) documented7) Original AM/FM Radio with working 8 Track Player8) This car has the very rare Black-Chrome Split-Exhaust tips – Only the first few months of production had these."
Pontiac Trans Am for Sale
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Take a look below for a closer look at this rare and fascinating Oakland.