1978 Trans Am Y88 on eBay: Rare Collector’s Car with W72 Engine and Low Mileage

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1978 Trans Am Y88 on eBay
1978 Trans Am Y88 on eBay

A 1978 Trans Am listed on eBay by seller babyjagswag has garnered considerable interest, thanks to its unique features from the ’70s.

This car stands out with the rare Y88 package, notable for its distinctive gold paint that became a collector’s item due to its limited availability. Though the Y88 package was technically available for the entire year, production lasted only three months, making these cars quite rare.

The seller claims only 1,858 units were made in 1978, though sources online show differing numbers. Equipped with the W72 engine option, this Trans Am offers 220 horsepower and remains in working order, with the car appearing well-maintained.

1978 Trans Am Y88 on eBay
1978 Trans Am Y88 on eBay (eBay seller babyjagswag)

However, there is some mixed news regarding the listing. The gold paint is 75% original, with repairs evident on the front passenger quarter panel. The car now features a new gas tank and a Magnaflow exhaust system, meaning it is no longer completely original.

Despite these updates, the car’s low mileage of only 17,674 original miles enhances its desirability as a collectible. The auction is competitive, with the top bid exceeding $45K, but the reserve price has not been met, estimated at around $50K.

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Dana Phio

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