Make : Pontiac
Model : Trans AM
Year : 1978
Owner : Mohammed Al-Taee
Country : Saudi Arabia
Member of : Gulf Classic Cars Group
The 1978 Pontiac Trans AM is part of Pontiac Firebird 2nd Generation which initiated in 1970 and lasted until 1980.
From 1977 to 1981, the Firebird used four square headlamps which was considered to be the most significant change from earlier models.
In 1977, the black and gold Trans AM first became famous with the release of the movie Smokey and the Bandit.
In 1978, Smokey and the Bandit II was released featuring the 1978 Trans AM that became a dream to own for so many fans who still carry this dream today.
The 1978 Trans AM was produced with many engine choices, upgrades, and special editions.
- Engine: 400cu.(6.6L ) L78 Pontiac V8
- Exhaust: Dual Lines Magnaflow Mufflers
- Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
- Top Speed: 200 Km
- Horse Power: 300 HP @ 4000 rpm
- Weight: 1701 kg
Wheels and Tires
- Wheels: 17” Pontiac Snowflakes Design
- Tires: 255/50/17
- Black W/Golden Graphics (Bandit Edition)
- Original Laredo Brown Interior
- Full Gauges Dash
- Air Conditioning
- Panasonic Car Sound System
I was a longtime fan of the movie “Smokey and the Bandit”. Actually, I started watching it since I was 7 years old. I’ve always dreamed of owning a ride like that one. After 33 years, the dream came true. Nowadays, I recall these beautiful memories every time I ride my Trans Am.