1978 Turbo Macho Trans Am #202

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Condition: Used
Make: Pontiac
Model: Trans Am
Type: Coupe
Year: 1978
Mileage: 22,600
VIN: 2W87Z8L174447
Color: Black
Engine: 400
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States

Description for Pontiac Trans Am 1978

1978 Turbo Macho Trans Am #202. This is the last Macho Trans Am produced by DKM in 1978! Two additional customer cars were converted by DKM. #203 was converted in March 1979 and #204 was converted in September 1979.

There were a total of nine Macho Trans Ams produced in 1978 with the H-0 Racing Specialties Turbo-force, turbo-charger. This is the last of the nine made! Of the nine turbo cars that were made, this is the only black andgold car!

  • #100, White/Gold, tan int, Hurst T-tops, 4 sp, in NY currently under restoration
  • #105, unknown
  • #108, White/Red, carmine int, hardtop, 4sp, H-O Racing demo car, unknown
  • #69, Blue/Gold, tan int, Hurst T-tops, 4 sp, upper Midwest ?
  • #178, Red/White, white int, Fisher T-tops, 4 sp, IL ?
  • #179, Black/Red, ? int, 4 sp, unknown
  • #180, Gold/Brown, tan int, Fisher T-tops, 4 sp, only non-A/C ?, PA
  • #199, Red/Black, black int, hardtop, only auto, UT
  • #202, Black/Gold, tan int, Fisher T-tops, 4 sp, MO
  • Car was purchased in 2012 as a basket case, restoration project that had been started in the late 90's. Fully documented with the original build sheet, DKM work order and bill of sale. H-O Racing Specialties catalog signed by Craig Hendrickson and Ken Crocie included. Glove box door signed by both Dennis and Kyle Mecham (DKM).

    Car was featured in the September 2016 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines. Car was then nominated as one of thirteen finalist in the Muscle Machine of the Year! If you are interested in the car and are not familiar with it, please read the fully detailed article first, before placing a bid!


    Car has been show once. It participated in the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in November of 2015. It was judged in the "Day Two" class where it won a Gold Award. It was also chosen by Don Keefe, noted Pontiac writer and editor of Poncho Perfection, as his "Pick Award" from a field of 500 cars! It was also pictured in the March 2016 issue of Poncho Perfection.

    It has less than 100 miles since the restoration was completed. While it has been reliable for the little it has been driven, further testing would be recommended before any long distance driving. The A/C system is intact and complete but not serviced or charged. The period correct "Day Two" Concord Am/FM cassette stereo is in dash, a correct Fosgate Amp is included, but not working or hooked up. A JL amp and Bluetooth system has been installed behind the dash, hooked to four Memphis speakers. Car hasreproduction Year One snowflake wheels, and reproduction Kelsey Tire Goodyear Flexton tires (all turbo cars had these tires installed in1978). The prior owner who started the restoration, installed a 1981 disc brake rear end with power brake booster.This is not what was originally installed in the car when it was delivered new, however, it was complete and left alone. The Hooker chrome roll bar and Recaro seats were also additions that were available in 1978 but not original to #202. Also included but not installed are an original wastegate, water injector and knock sensor.

    The mileage shown on the odometer is approximately 22K. Please assume this is 122K miles!

    On a scale of 1 to 10, exterior is a 10-. It is not perfect, but very, very close.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, interior is a 9+. It is beautiful, but has several "corners" that are not perfect.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, engine compartment is a 9-. It is very clean and detailed, but not perfect.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, undercarriage is a 8+. It is very clean and detailed, but not perfect.

    If you are interested in the car and have further questions, please ask first before placing a bid!


    Reserve price leaves plenty of room if car was taken to high end specialtyauction!

    This is the first and only car of its kind, fully restored, turbo intact and functioning offered for sale! The fact that it is the last car made in 1978 (#202), last of nine turbo cars, and only black and gold turbo car make it a buy you only see once!

    Payment must be received in full within 3 business days of sale. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges.