Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
The year is 1978, The first Garfield comic strip debuts in U.S. newspapers, Three American balloonists make the first crossing of the Atlantic by hot air balloon in Double Eagle II, and this awesome 1978 Pontiac Trans Am rolls into showrooms for the first time. Since than she has been fully restored and upgraded with speed in mind. Including: a fully built, balanced and blueprinted 455 Pontiac V8 bored .030 over, with a Procharger pushing out 12 psi, Edelbrock performer RPM heads, Hooker Super Comp headers, custom 3" exhaust X-piped, TCI Turbo 400 trans, TCI 3200 stall torque converter, B&M ratchet shifter, Currie Ford 9" posi rear end, 6 point roll bar with swing out door bars, shoulder harness, custom upholstery, custom dah gauges, and the list goes on. The second-generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation as a 1970 model, while leftover 1969s were listed in early Pontiac literature without a model-year identification. This generation of Firebirds were available in coupe form only; convertibles disappeared until 1991 after the 1969 model year. Changes for 1978 were slight, with a switch from a honeycomb to a crosshatch pattern grille being the most obvious from the outside. Beginning in 1978, the Pontiac group introduced a new special edition vehicle. The Firebird Formula LT Sport Edition which featured a revised 10% raised compression Chevy 305 V8 powertrain producing 155 HP combined with a floor center console four-speed manual T-10 BW transmission coupled to a limited-slip differential final drive. The limited touring package (LT) also included a cabin roof, door, fender and hood graphics scheme, the Trans-Am sports handling package with HD gas shocks, modular alloy wheels and the SE Trans-Am rear deck spoiler with Formula word graphic detail. T-tops in 1978 transitioned from Hurst units to Fisher (GM) in mid year. To view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD pictures please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com or our Denver showroom. Call 303-872-4722 for more information.