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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE

Frame Up Restored Numbers Matching Y82 Trans Am SE 400 V8 T10 4 Speed PS PB A/C
Stock #
Body Style
400 V8
Exterior Color
Starlight Black
Interior Color

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  • Original 400 cubic inch W72 Pontiac V8
  • Restored Trans Am suspension
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Real-deal Y82 Special Edition
  • Original Borg Warner T10 4-speed transmission
  • Factory power steering
  • Fresh frame-off restoration
  • Original 10 bolt rear end
  • Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Fully documented

If you grew up in the mid to late 70’s, the ultimate muscle car was and always will be the 1977 Trans Am Special Edition. It was the car that everyone talked about, everyone wanted and everyone drooled over. Just imagine jumping in Bandit’s Trans Am, putting the pedal to the floor, tearing across the open road and out driving virtually anyone who tries to stop you! The generation that loves these ‘birds has been moving into the collector car hobby over the last five years and will continue to do so for the next twenty. As a result, late model, second generation Trans Ams have been steadily gaining value since 2007, and this fully sorted 1977 Special Edition is the car EVERYONE has been asking us to feature. It’s a documented, numbers matching real deal Y82 that’s equipped with Pontiac’s highly desirable W72 400 engine, a 4-speed manual transmission and, best of all, a fresh frame-off restoration.

A copy of this awesome F-Body’s original window sticker, included in a stack of Pontiac Historical Services paperwork that comes with the car, lists the following options and prices:


  • M21: Close ratio 4-speed manual transmission ($00)
  • QCY: GR70x15 white letter steel belted radial tires ($47.20)
  • C60: Custom air conditioning ($488)
  • C49: Electric rear window defroster ($87)
  • A01: Complete Soft Ray tinted glass ($51)
  • Y92: Lamp group ($16)
  • A31: Power windows ($114)
  • U58: AM/FM stereo radio ($233)
  • Y82: Special Edition package ($1,174)
  • N33: Tilt steering wheel ($63)
  • U57: Stereo 8 tape player ($134)
  • Y90: Custom trim group ($118)
  • W72: T/A 6.6 litre (400 cubic inch) 4-barrel V8 engine ($50)

TOTAL OPTIONS: $2,575.20

TOTAL MSRP: $8,144.26

Assembled at GM’s famous Norwood manufacturing facility in April of 1977, this pristine black and gold Trans Am, one of only 2,699 Y82 Special Editions, hopped a truck right up Interstate 71 to Haydocy Pontiac in Columbus, Ohio to begin 35 years of immaculate maintenance and impeccable care. Today, after a highly detailed frame-off restoration, it presents as practically brand new and displays a spectacular coat of GM code 19 Starlight Black on top of smooth and solid body panels. And naturally, those straight black panels are adorned with Special Edition-exclusive full outlining stripes and an awesome Special Edition-exclusive gold and matte gold trimmed ‘screaming chicken’ hood decal.

Despite minimal brightwork, Special Edition Trans Ams were highly decorated cars that brought new meaning to the word ‘details’. Up front, a straight and glossy urethane front bumper houses Special Edition-specific gold headlight inserts which center on a traditional red Pontiac arrow head emblem to provide the brands familiar dual grille, quad headlight look. Behind that bumper, the car’s great looking “T/A-6.6” branded shaker hood sits in front of pristine Soft Ray tinted glass which is bordered by correct option B77 black molding. At the center of the car, Y82 Special Edition-exclusive tinted Hurst T-tops sit above black inlayed door handles and Special Edition-exclusive gold B-pillar decals. And at the sides of the car, Special Edition-exclusive German style “Trans Am” decals hang between traditional Pontiac fender vents and correct rear fender flares. At the back of the car, correct option B89 backlight molding frames an electrically defrosted rear window above a correct black valence that’s complete with showroom fresh, silver trimmed tail lights. And a large German style “Trans Am” decal is centered above correct stainless side-splitter exhaust tips.

Pop the black and gold hood and you’ll find this Pontiac’s all-original 6.6 liter W72 V8 which wears a correct 500557 casting number, a correct 191886 partial VIN and a correct W72-exclusive “WA” engine stamp. Thanks to government mandated emissions standards, performance was almost legislated out of existence; and that left the Trans Am suffering a bit of an identity crisis. At 400 cubic inches, the Pontiac 6.6 litre was already the largest engine you could buy in 1977; and by utilizing smaller “6X” heads and a revised camshaft, it created bigger compression and successfully reversed almost a decade of declining horsepower numbers. At the top of the motor, a correct Rochester 4-barrel carburetor is supplied air through a tube which runs from the car’s driver’s side inner fender to its awesome shaker scoop. Below that carburetor, original GM corporate blue paint coats the entire block; and original exhaust manifolds send spent gases into a high performance factory exhaust system. All the hard parts around the motor, from the belt driven accessories to the brake booster and optional air conditioning hanging on the fire wall are factory correct. And as expected tags, markings and stamps are just where they should be from the date coded core support to the car’s freshly cleaned cowl tag.

At the bottom of this super slick F-Body, solid floorpans tell the story of years of excellent maintenance, and a fresh rebuilt suspension tells the story of an excellent restoration. Behind the motor, an original Borg Warner T10 4-speed transmission, which wears a correct 1304065903 casting number and a correct 27N191866 partial VIN, sends power to an original 10 bolt rear end which has been restored to factory specifications. Below that stellar powertrain, a rebuilt Trans Am suspension, which includes power steering, thicker sway bars, better shocks and stiffer springs combines with standard issue power front disc brakes and rear drums to provide quick stops and great handling. At the center of the car, a power boosting mandrel bent true dual exhaust system barks out a deep, vintage sound from modern two chamber Flowmaster mufflers. At the corners of the car, restored aluminum Pontiac snow flake wheels spin Special Edition exclusive gold paint around ‘red bird’ center caps and correct GR70-15 Goodyear Steelgard white letter tires. And all of the car’s hardware and bushings appear to be in good shape from its solid and leak-free stainless fuel tank to its correctly installed emergency brake cable.

Open this tin indian’s massive black doors and you’ll find a fully restored optional velour interior that wraps Special Edition-exclusive gold trim in a whole lot of old school style! The car’s rebuilt seats are firm, crisp and look every bit as nice and rich as their velour name implies. Below those seats, like-new black carpet, which is carefully protected by factory replacement floor mats, displays no fading or unraveling; and between the seats, a silver trimmed console props buttons for the car’s power windows behind a chrome Hurst shifter. At the top of the car, a stain-free headliner is stretched tight around the aforementioned Hurst T-tops. And at the sides of the car, pitch black door panels hang pristine pull straps and new chrome door handles below Special Edition-exclusive gold badging. In front of the driver, a gold, engine-turned dash houses crystal clear gauges, controls for heat and air conditioning, and the car’s original Delco-GM AM/FM stereo behind a correct gold Formula steering wheel and optional tilt steering column. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk, which is labeled with correct decals, carries a correct courtesy lamp above storage bags for the Hurst t-tops and a correct Space Saver spare tire.

The purchase of this pristine pony car included a stack of Pontiac Historical Services paperwork that highlights the original window sticker outlined above.

This awesome Trans Am is literally the kind of car that you can take to the show on Saturday and drive to work on a sunny Monday morning. If there is such a thing as the quintessential late 70s American muscle car; this is it!


Secondary Make
Model Name
Secondary Model
Trans Am SE
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Engine Size
400 V8
Engine Number
Fuel Specification
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Borg Warner T10
Transmission Number


Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
Battery Charger
Power Steering
Air Conditioning


Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console


Body Style
Safe Body Color
Starlight Black
Paint Type


Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
10 Bolt
Front Wheel Specification
Rear Wheel Specification
Front Tire Specification
Rear Tire Specification
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spacesaver 15"
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type


Restoration Status
Mileage Since Restoration
Awards Summary
Historical Documents Summary
PHS Documents & Window Sticker.

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