1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ... (SOLD)

Launched on the big screen in 1977, Smokey and the Bandit revolves around two bootleggers as they attempt to illegally transport 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta. The film staring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field went on to gross $126.7 million in North America (the movie production budget was only $4.3 million). It was the second-highest-grossing movie of 1977 after Star Wars.

Other than the actors, the star of the Smokey and the Bandit movie was of course the Pontiac Trans Am driven by Reynolds throughout the film. Film director Hal Needham convinced Pontiac to feature the Pontiac Trans Am in the movie. The movie catapulted the Trans Am into an overnight sales success story.

Sales of the coupe exploded after the film hit the silver screen and set unprecedented records for both Pontiac and the Firebird nameplate. The Trans Am was already pretty popular in the mid-1970s, with sales hitting 68,745 units in 1977. But 1978 returned sales of 93,351, a jump of around 25,000 cars. Sales jumped even higher in 1979 when Pontiac sold 117,108 Trans Ams. That's a doubling in sales in two years. A big deal in anyone's books.

The 1977 Firebird Trans Am Special Edition is easily identified by its Starlight Black paint, gold striping, gold grille inserts, and gold accented snowflake wheels. Other standard equipment includes a rear decklid spoiler, dual chrome splitter exhaust extensions, and front air dam. The interior features a gold engine-turned instrument bezel, gold-accented steering wheel, and red Firebird emblems. Buyers could even order really cool options such as a citizen’s band radio and underdash 8-track player. The Special Edition could be ordered with Y82 Hurst t-tops or as a Y81 coupe.

For sale is one stunning example of the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (WS4) in signature factory Starlight Black paint (Paint code 19) with Gold Firebird decals and pin striping. Running the enormous 6.6 Litre 400 Cui V8 mated to the T-350 Automatic gearbox, this Trans Am presents in excellent condition for an older restoration.

The interior features the Oxen black trim. All gauges work and the Trans Am is fitted with factory power steering and air-conditioning. Riding on genuine Snowflake rims with excellent BF Goodrich rubber. Showing 95,492 miles the car comes with Trans Am owners manuals, import paperwork and a space saver spare in the boot. The owner has recently had the braking system rebuilt with new master cylinder, brake booster and a new battery fitted.

A Special Edition Trans Am once owned by Universal Studios and used to promote Smokey and the Bandit was auctioned for $550,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction setting a record for the highest price paid for a 1977 Trans Am Special Edition.

Even after 40 years, the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition is still one of the most recognised Pontiacs ever built. It brings back memories of a time when disco, drive-ins, and CB radios were still staples in American culture. Few cars can match the popularity this car possessed back in the late 1970s. Pontiac may no longer be around today but the memories of this brand and the Trans Am will live on forever.

Located in our Sydney Showroom for inspection by appointment. (Ref. 6049)

We are happy to arrange a video inspection of the car using WhatsApp. Please call for more details and note Door to Door enclosed transport is available anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Call Mike on 0414 278 604 or Rod on 0499 577 997 and let us assist you with your inquiries. Also please note if you have a quality Muscle or Classic car you wish to list or have valued please give us a call at AMCS, we will be happy to assist you.

Price:

$79,990

VIN:

2W87Z7N207203

Build:

5-1977

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