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About me and my passion for cars

I am the original owner of this 1978 Trans Am. I drove it off the Pontiac dealer lot back in late 1978.
I drove the car for 10 years before buying a 1989 Toyota truck. At that point the car was in really bad shape; paint faded, engine running rough, broke the rear stabilizer bar, added non-factory sun roof (what a mistake!) but it never was involved in any major accident. Thank goodness!
I stored the car in my garage and not really intended to keep it. The car sat in the garage for 5 years until slowly it got rebuilt by my brother who wanted a project to rebuild the car.
The engine was removed, rebuilt with a mild CAM and bigger pistons. The interior redone with new carpet. It got repainted black ( was originally Silver, another mistake!).
I rebuilt the rear suspension, had the front end rebuilt with a new gear box. All with polyurethane bushings. The car still needs some work but it runs great and looks good for now.
I am planning on restoring the car to it's original factory condition.

My first car

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Car I wish I still had

Still have it

My dream car

None really. I like older cars as well as newer tuner sports compact.


  • Car movie: 1st and 2nd Smokey and the Bandit

— Profile last updated: Jan 2, 2009

Date Joined Dec 29, 2008
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