400 V8, 4-SPEED MANUAL, 12-BOLT REAR, POWER DISC BRAKES, A/C, DRIVES EXCELLENT
It's probably impossible to talk about any Trans Am, including this 1977 example, without mentioning Smokey and the Bandit, but the fact of the matter is that these were still true muscle cars. Unlike posers such as the Mustang II and even its stable-mate, the Camaro, the guys at Pontiac were still building legitimate horsepower. Of course, you couldn't bring a knife to a gun fight dressed wearing bright red with a big bird on your hood, so the T/A definitely brought the thunder.
With values growing rapidly on these fun '70s icons, this one sticks to the factory formula. It had a cosmetic freshening several years ago that included new Buccaneer Red paint and fresh decals, and it looks as dazzling today as Burt's black car did rolling out of the trailer, causing Jerry Reed to exclaim, "Ho ho ho!" The finish is lustrous, the reproduction decals from Phoenix Graphix are exact in every way. And while Black cars were a slam-dunk for Pontiac, owning this Buccaneer Red one is a mark of distinction that you're a true Pontiac fan and only care about the hardware. It's also considerably rarer than the basic black today.
This one also sports a black interior, which was restored at some point in the past and still looks amazing today. With just some gentle use marks on the seat covers, the seats are just as comfortable as they look. The carpets are still dark, the door panels show virtually no wear, and the dash pad hasn't been baked by the sun over the past three and a half decades. Engine turned panels dress up the instruments, which give a complete view of the engine's operation, and the console with its shifter for the 4-speed gearbox includes a Hurst T-handle for real muscle car street cred. This one also sports an unusual state-of-the-art AM/FM stereo with a separate 8-track player under the dash, as well as factory A/C. The trunk is clean and includes what appears to be an original jack assembly.
Next to the Corvette, the most potent machine in America was the Trans Am, thanks to the Pontiac 400 cubic inch V8 under the hood. This one isn't totally original, but then again, few originals ran this well back in the day. It's clean and with a few matching Buccaneer Red touches, it looks great under the hood. The transmission is a 4-speed manual, which was a dying breed in 1977, and out back the original 10-bolt keeps things rolling. The suspension is surprisingly capable, and there were few other cars better suited to getting out of trouble than the Trans Am. The floors on this one remain solid, the suspension and brakes are tight, the Flowmaster exhaust system sounds spectacular, and those beautiful snowflake alloys wear white letter Goodyear radials.
Go back and watch the movie, and I think you'll find both the film and the car have aged pretty well. This T/A is a heck of a lot of fun and will make you an instant celebrity anywhere you go. Call today!
- 8 Track
- Air Conditioning
- AM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
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