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Burt Reynolds may have been the star, but it was the black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that stole the show. There's nothing like seeing that Starlight Black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am emerge from the back of the Bandit's truck.
We've picked 11 classics, built between 1965 and 1998 that we feel offer a blend of style, individuality and performance. If you look through the classifieds of this magazine, on the AutoTrader.com website, or attending swap meets, you'll find that there are still a healthy number of bargains.
Classic Car Overview
This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a well-preserved one-owner classic. And while over four decades of continuous ownership is already desirable, this one also adds a full gold style, the optional 400ci V8, four-on-the-floor, and desirable WS6 suspension package. So it really is a full dream list thats up for grabs. Theres something very distinctive about the factory-correct Solar Gold. It created one of the coolest coordinating packages around when combined with the darker gold hood bird and golden snowflake alloy wheels. So it was sort of like a custom car straight from the factory. This one amps up the appeal because its a one-owner machine that has averaged under 1k miles annually. It continues to look fantastic today thanks to good care and the right investments. For example, the paint was given a high-quality respray in 2012, and so the superior golden glow gets to show off the well-kept body panels. And a clean set of Goodyear Eagle GTIIs really makes for a great detail from this era. More than just history, this has all the elements we love. The widebody appearance is pure aggression; the headlights are individually separated; there are large flares for each fender; and the spoiler covers the rear from end-to-end. And everyone loves the attitude that comes from the side scoops and the shaker hood. Just like the exterior, the interior feels quite vintage and well-preserved. So youll be impressed with the overall level of preservation. Its in the big things like the well-preserved style of the hobnail cloth seats, and there are little details like the working courtesy lights. Plus, youll also love how its loaded with features like power windows, a tilt steering column, and provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) Even the Delco AM/FM stereo will play your 8-track tapes. The driver gets to face iconic components like the Trans Ams special three-spoke steering wheel, cool machined aluminum dash, and Rally gauge package. In fact, the only addition you may notice are two switches on the dash... they make the hood scoop a real function piece! Under the hood, the quality preservation continues. The 400 cubic-inch V8 is the numbers-matching unit, and it has an authentic appearance right down to the Pontiac Blue paint on the block. The motor fires up with the kind of gusto you want in a well-maintained classic. Plus, with the four-speed manual, you get to make this T/A howl with delight as you enjoy the powerful V8. But what really makes this one special is the WS6 handling package. It includes a larger sway bar, tighter steering box ratio, and four-wheel disc brakes. This option made the Trans Am the favorite of most automotive magazines back in the day, and it still has confident moves today thanks to newer bushings. All the right documents come with the sale, including the dealer invoice, window sticker, bill of sale, warranty card, title docs, factory buildsheet, owners manual, and Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) docs. That makes it a great one-owner classic with the best material to back it up. So when thats on one of the most desirable Trans Ams around, you know you have to act fast to grab it. Call today!!!
Classic Car ID
400 HO V8
4 Speed Manual
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