1977 TRANS AM COUPE
The Trans AM has firmly established itself as an American icon.
By the mid-1970s it was the sole survivor of the muscle car era as US federal regulations and successive oil embargos bit into the American economy.
Pontiac commenced production of the Firebird as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar in 1967. The Trans AM Firebird was first released in 1969 to campaign in the SCCA’s road racing series. It was the flashiest, best handling and most sophisticated Firebird model.
Available only as coupes or T tops, the models were revised every year through the 70s. The 1977 variant received a slanted-front facelift with 4 square headlights and is generally considered as being one of the most desirable model years.
In 1977, cars were fitted with the W72 T/A 400ci (6.6L) V8 engine with a single 4-barrel Rochester Quadrajet carburettor. For every W72 engine, Pontiac improved the car’s performance by combing improved camshaft timing and exhaust revisions.
The optional WS6 suspension package included 4-wheel disc brakes, specific springs, shock absorbers, a constant ratio steering box, a larger rear sway bar and 15x 8-inch aluminium Snowflake wheels.
Trans AM’s enduring appeal was cemented in 1977 when Burt Reynolds drove a black-and-gold special edition version in Smokey and the Bandit – the second highest grossing film of 1977 – second only to Star Wars.
This is an immaculate, number’s matching muscle car finished in the highly desirable Starlight Black with original Gold Snowflake wheels and correct gold pin striping and Screaming Eagle.
This car has original Warranty Delivery booklet, W72 engine and WS6 handling package.
Inside the seats are finished in beautiful Oxen black vinyl and the centre console wraps around the original automatic shifter.
The beautiful leather-wrapped steering wheel, engine-turned silver instrument panel and Rally Gauge cluster which includes a tachometer and a clock set off the dash.
This car is air conditioned, has power steering, cruise control and front disc brakes.
Since Burt Reynold’s death in 2018, the prices of these cars have continued to increase.
BODY: Fixed Head Coupe
ENGINE: 400ci (6.6L) Pontiac V8
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Rochester Quadrajet 4-Barrel Carburettor
BRAKES: 4 Wheel Disc
PAINT: Starlight Black
TRIM: Black Vinyl