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Cars > Soupy’s Garage > “The Bandit”

 

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Soupy

M –54
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States

 
 

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joseph_16
Mar 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm
Soupy, Like the 78 special Bandit Big fan of the 78, 79 Trans am
 
 
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1978Bandit
Feb 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Awesome!!
 
 
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Freedom_Reigns
Jun 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm
Great story about how you came across the TA. Sounds like it was meant to be. Beautifull car and definatly going in my "coolbox".
 
 

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Past Challenges

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one bad ass stang

1985 Ford Mustang

Owner: black50GT

  • one bad ass stang: 54 pts (win)
  • The Bandit: 46 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 20
  • Ended: Feb 7, 2007
 
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GhostRider

1989 Chevrolet Beretta

Owner: Styluss

  • GhostRider: 24 pts (loss)
  • The Bandit: 41 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Feb 3, 2007
 

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE (The Bandit)

Trophies: 55 Give a trophy Last updated Feb 1, 2011  

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About

I purchased my Special Edition "Bandit" Trans Am in May of '06 by being in the right place at the right time.
I was getting ready to head out to Boise, Idaho for my niece's First Communion on Thursday morning and just before turning in for the night, I thought I would see what was new on eBay. Well how about that, a '78 Black Special Edition appeared. After I read through the info on the car, and looked at the pictures, I scrolled back to the top only to find that the car was, you guessed it, in BOISE. Well, I sent the seller my cell number and asked him to call me the next day when I arrived in Boise. Well, long story short, I saw the car, drove it, looked at the paperwork, and yep, bought it right off the lot.

Specs

VIN: 2W87K8L128280

CAR NUMBER 103 OF A TOTAL OF 210 PRODUCED AND ONE OF ONLY 23 KNOWN TO REMAIN

CAR WAS ASSEMBLED IN VAN NUYS, CA AND HAS BEEN GARAGE KEPT ALL OF IT’S LIFE.

280 REAR WHEEL HP AT 3600 RPM

390 FT/LBS TORQUE AT 2200 RPM

4.351 x 3.385 BORE/STROKE

8.5:1 COMPRESSION RATIO

EST’D TOP SPEED – 135 MPH

EST’D 1/4 MILE TIME – LOW 14’s.

Factory Options

EXTERIOR: FACTORY ORIGINAL CODE 19 STARLITE BLACK PAINT

INTERIOR: FACTORY ORIGINAL CODE 19N BLACK DOESKIN VINYL

Y84 SPECIAL EDITION PACKAGE WITH GOLD PIN-STRIPPING, GOLD GERMAN GOTHIC LETTERING, BLACK-DARK GOLD-MATTE GOLD DECALS, GOLD ENGINE TURNED DASH, GOLD FORMULA STEERING WHEEL, GOLD TRIMMED HEADLIGHT GRILLES, 15x8 GOLD SNOWFLAKE WHEELS WITH P225/65R15 GOODYEAR EAGLE GT II TIRES, AND FISHER T-TOPS.

WS6 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION

A/C (COMPRESSOR REMOVED)

POWER WINDOWS

14:1 VARIABLE RATIO POWER STEERING

DISC FRONT BRAKES

KENWOOD 200 WATT AM/FM/CD WITH KENWOOD REAR DECK SPEAKERS

MIDLAND CB RADIO

Mods

ENGINE: L80 403 C.I. V-8 WITH ISKY 256 SUPER CAM, 692 HYDRAULIC LIFTERS & BADGER PISTONS

CARBURETOR: 4-BARREL ROCHESTER QUADRAJET WITH ROCHESTER INTAKE

HEADS: 1972 OLDS 350 5-ANGLE PORT, POLISHED & MILLED

TRANSMISSION: GM TH350 HYDRAMATIC 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC WITH SHIFT KIT

TORQUE CONVERTER: B&M HOLESHOT 2400 WITH 2300-2500 RPM STALL

DIFFERENTIAL: RICHMOND 3.42 GEARS WITH MOSER PRO SERIES POSI UNIT AND MOSER PRO SERIES 28 SPLINE SOLID AXLES

EXHAUST: DUAL FLOWMASTER SUPER 40 TWO CHAMBER HIGH PERFORMANCE MUFFLERS WITH STAINLESS STEEL SPLITTER EXHAUST TIPS

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