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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Twin Turbo



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1978 Pontiac

Firebird Trans Am Twin Turbo



Engine Size
8.8L Twin turbo
4 Speed Automatic
683 (Since Built)
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Now is your chance to be the baddest Bandit on the road. This 1978 Pontiac Firebird looks like a pristinely restored Trans Am Special Edition car, but as you get closer, the depth of the paint, the look of the wheels, and the full custom A/C interior reveal the true full restomod within. And the massive twin-turbo V8 means this updated classic is a true supercar.

There's less than 700 miles on this full custom restoration, and so everything looks fresh. A big investment in an extremely high gloss finish makes the black shine like chrome. In fact, the only thing rivaling the paint for shine are all the painted silver trim pieces. The trim around the body kit, the Trans Am lettering, and the iconic hood bird all have a timeless look against the black. And because the factory finished these in gold, the silver gives this custom instant distinction without betraying its history. The total restoration looks pristine and stock right down to the iconic snowflake-style wheels. Of course, true Pontiac fans might recognize they are larger than stock. The hood locks, blacked out rear, and crystal clear headlights are more indications of this upgraded and updated build. But because this coupe goes for subtle aggression, it allows this turn-key restomod to travel as an incognito classic.

Open the door, and you see that they have again respected the T/As history while adding a ton of extra appeal. For example, the seats have far more modern bolstering for all-day comfort, and they are even finished in a supple leather. But there's also the classic Trans Am bird stitched in the back so you know exactly for which these were custom made. And because the machine-turned gauge panel is practically an icon on its own, they made a custom insert for the door panels, too. Even the famous sports steering wheel is still in place. Plus, there are great comfort pieces, like power windows, an armrest center console, power steering, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. The Kenwood touchscreen interface is your gateway to a full modern infotainment with Bluetooth, back up camera, and awesome JL Audio stereo system. And the B&M Quicksilver shifter and full AutoMeter carbon fiber gauge package let you know that there is something special in the engine bay, too.

You're going to love raising the hood wherever you go and showing off the coupe's dark heart. This is a massive Dart 540 cubic-inch V8 built by Steve Schmidt Customs. And while that would be plenty of performance for most of us, this has a Holley electronic fuel injection and engine management to optimize performance. And oh yes, we can all instantly recognize the two massive turbos w/intercooler put on top of this hearty motor. Now you have the kind of power that will make Ferraris fear this Pontiac! Plus, this is built with the right supporting components, like a Billet Specialties serpentine pulley system, steel braided hoses, custom fabricated valve covers, twin 450 fuel pumps, and an Entropy custom radiator with dual electric fans. The 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission has been the choice for everything from Hummers to Aston Martins, so it knows how to handle the power. It then sends the power to a Dana 60 rear end with Detroit Truetrac diff and 3.55 gears. Plus, there's plenty of rubber to meet the road with the mini-tubbed rear. And the suspension has been upgraded for serious performance, too. That means Heidts tubular control arms up front, Hotchkis subframe connectors, Heidts four-link rear, and adjustable coilovers. And stopping is well in-hand with Wilwood drilled and slotted four-wheel disc brakes w/ABS and grippy Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

This is the fresh and complete build that leaves you wanting for nothing and leaves plenty of new cars in your dust. So don't let something this cool slip away. Call today!!!

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  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Coil-Over Suspension
  • Seatbelts (Rear)
  • Seatbelts (Front)
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Power Windows
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Leather Seats
  • Heat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Defrost
  • AM/FM Radio
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Exterior Color
Starlight Black
Interior Color
Transmission Spec
Rear End
Dana 60 3.55
Front Suspension
Tubular Control Arms with Coilovers
Rear Suspension
4 Link with Coilovers
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Disc
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