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Trans AM Macho T/A..#'s Matching!!! RARE RARE...4 Speed Manual..MINT!! Show Car

1978

Pontiac

Firebird

Trans Am

73,124

Manual

2W87Z8L174159

174159

Select

Leather

Maroon

White

RWD

Coupe

TN


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1978 Pontiac Macho Trans Am # 171, "This is a well documented matching numbers car with only 71,000 original miles. Color combo is white with red accents and interior. Options include PS, PB, AC, PW, PL, PT. WS6, rear defrost, Tilt, Deluxe velour interior, Fisher t-tops. Documented with PHS, build sheet, copies of old titles, Mecham Pontiac records and receipts. Car still has its original DKM installed headers, shaker, console plate, h-pipe, converters, and most exhaust. This car is unusual as it is one of only a few (3 known) in '78 to have the roof painted in its accent color (similar to an RS Camaro) instead of the typical stripes just around the windows, (other known cars with painted roofs are #173 and #178); also rare are the fisher T-Tops as Mecham preferred a hardtop car.. While most cars used Carmine as an accent color, original accent color on this car was Firethorn red. This car appears to be the same color combo as the car featured in the October issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines.
Engine in this car is the numbers matching original engine as installed by Pontiac and appears to have never been out or apart.. This cars runs and drives as Dennis Mecham intended, it spins tires at will and car runs easily up to speed as a performance car should. The story of Dennis and Kyle Mecham and the Macho T/As that their shop, DKM, turned out in the late 1970s is definitely worth knowing if you're a Pontiac fan. Building on the legacy of guys like Carroll Shelby and Don Yenko, they took factory-fresh Trans Am's like this 1978 example, and added performance and styling that was sorely lacking during the height of the emissions era. Only a handful were built, and this is the only one in this particular color combination. Forget standard "Bandit" Trans Am's, the Macho T/A is where it's at!
 The Macho T/A typically came with gold or red stripes,  As a treasured piece of history, this car has obviously led a pretty easy life despite its added performance, and extraordinary efforts were used to preserve all the irreplaceable DKM equipment. The result is a car that looks factory-fresh but stands apart from all the other Trans Am's out there, and if you know the story, it makes this car insanely appealing and collectible.
 Bright engine-turned panels frame the factory gauges, and yes, that's a Hurst shifter for the 4-speed manual, an unusual feature because this was originally a California car and the Pontiac 400 cubic inch V8 wasn't emissions-legal in CA (DKM worked around it by selling the cars as "used"). It also includes factory A/C and power windows,  In back, the trunk is correctly detailed with a space-saver spare and restored jack assembly.

Horsepower was in short supply in 1978, so the DKM guys did their own tune-up on the Pontiac's 400 cubic inch V8, including an upgraded carburetor, custom timing, and a set of Hooker exhaust headers, which, in this California car's case, were delivered in the trunk where they remain today. . It's backed by a 4-speed manual transmission, making it a blast to drive, and the new exhaust system sounds fantastic.  Factory "snowflake" wheels are fitted with reproduction 225/70/15 Goodyears to give it that perfect 1978 look.

Heavily documented with known ownership history to Day One, this one-of-a-kind piece of Pontiac history is like finding a previously undiscovered Shelby Mustang. With an awesome story behind it, this Macho T/A deserves a place in the finest Pontiac collection. 


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1978

Pontiac

Firebird

Trans Am

73,124

Manual

2W87Z8L174159

174159

Select

Leather

White

RWD

Coupe

TN

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