Lot 184 - 1978 Pontiac Trans Am
|Odometer reading||20,006 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,732|
Although Pontiac marketers deemed the sleek 1970 Firebird, ‘The beginning of tomorrow’, no one could have imagined the basic car would be produced for a further twelve years. The five original 1970 Firebird models were all coupés and more than ever, most were sports cars at heart. Reduced power ratings for 1971 were offset by availability of Pontiac's enormous 455 in Formula and Trans Am models. The signature Trans Am ‘chicken’ hood appliqué first appeared in 1973 and in this year as well as the one that followed, a mighty SD-455 engine powered a limited number of now extremely collectible Firebirds.
Late 70s Trans Ams are enjoying renewed popularity today with fond memories of the movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, featuring Burt Reynolds, in which he speeds across state borders in a 1977 Trans Am; the police and state troopers in hot pursuit.
Offered in the traditional black with black trim, this Firebird has an upgraded 6.6 litre engine that roared into life on request. The impressive looks of this car are enhanced by period correct decals which include a gold eagle on the bonnet and ‘Trans Am’ logos to the back and side. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and various bills and receipts, this MoT test exempt Pontiac offers enormous head turning appeal for a relatively small outlay.
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