Pontiac Trans Am
Burt Reynolds drove a Trans Am in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. Now he’s auctioning off his own copy of the iconic muscle car at an auction in Arizona, and driving the car onto the auction block himself!
Four distinct generations of Trans Am were produced from 1969 to 2002. They differed from the standard Firebird model because of upgraded handling, suspension, and horsepower, as well as minor appearance modifications such as exclusive hoods, spoilers, fog lights and wheels.
Back in 1976, the Trans Am was all the rage as the must have car. In fact, the 1976 model was so popular that 46,701 (42% of total Firebird production) were built as the 1976 model year.
Why was the ’76 Trans Am so popular?
People began to get fed up with sluggish cars and the Trans Am certainly put a stop to that. At the reasonable starting price of $4987.00, buyer’s got a lot of bang for their buck. Especially with the added value that came with the release of Smokey and the Bandit the next year.
So, what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to go get yourself an original Trans Am!