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ClassicsThis Rare Trans Am Is The Muscle Car's Greatest Hits Album

18:30  29 april  2019
18:30  29 april  2019 Source:   motorious.com

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With just 4000 miles on the odometer, this has to be one of the 'newest' 10th-Anniversary Edition Trans Ams available

Although Pontiac's Trans Am may not be the rarest of American tarmac warriors, they certainly stand for something inspiring. In an era where all muscle cars were effectively excommunicated from society, Pontiac kept the Vital Signs Monitor on until the eleventh hour, and boy did they go out with a bang.

Just Put That Hammer Down And Give It Hell In This ‘76 Trans Am

Just Put That Hammer Down And Give It Hell In This ‘76 Trans Am This 1976 Pontiac Trans Am was the first year of the famous Black Special Edition that became synonymous with Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am – a name that conjures an uncanny desire to become a legend in the name of beer and power slides. Despite the Firebird livery covering particular models of Trans Am, which represented a Phoenix, the car was affectionately dubbed as the Screaming Chicken at drag strips around the country. © Motor1.com/Hersteller 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Black Special Edition Back in the 1970’s the muscle car era was all but over.

When the plug was eventually pulled on the muscle car generation as we now worship, Pontiac decided to flip the bird in style and went out with a blaze of glory with this – the 10th Anniversary Edition.

Trans Am’s have a special place in everyone’s hearts for exactly this reason. From the outside looking in, one may wonder what the fuss is about. An oversized car, with an oversized engine and a lack of power to justify any of the above. Yet, for the rest of us, it stands as a shining beacon that celebrates two decades of America’s finest, a breed of car never to be seen again. Or, at least, not in the same guise.

Whilst Mustangs had retreated into the safety net of economy box territory and Mitsubishi’s were prancing around with the word ‘Challenger’ emblazoned on the bodywork, two special Trans Am variants continued to wave the flag.

Check Out This Incredibly Rare Macho Trans Am

Check Out This Incredibly Rare Macho Trans Am Have you ever heard of this Mecham build? In 1977, brothers Dennis and Kyle Mecham began giving the “Yenko” treatment to Trans Ams under the name DKM. The offspring of a Phoenix-area Pontiac dealer, they had access to brand new Trans Ams without issue. Boasting enough performance knowledge to reinstate the power lost due to growing emissions equipment on the factory cars, they began adding turbochargers and, by the next year, had evolved to completely rebuilding the powertrain.

Two variants were available, slipping through the tightening emissions regulations with enough catalytic converters to stifle power down to just 180 horsepower from the 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile unit. Laxer states allowed the Pontiac 400 cubic inch motor to run with 220 horsepower. Yet, power is not the issue. It never was, because this is a Trans Am, and its legacy speaks for itself.

The 10th Anniversary Edition we have here, however, takes things even further. Of the 7500 units produced, most carried the less powerful motor mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. This example is just 1 of 1817 cars with the Pontiac motor and four-speed manual transmission. From a production run of 116,000 vehicles for the 1979 model year, that's rare!

This Rare Trans Am Is The Muscle Car's Greatest Hits Album© Motorious 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary Edition

Not only does this example enjoy the most desirable specification, but it also has just 4000 miles on the odometer; if you can believe it. Looking at the interior still protected from the seat and mat covers, it’s not hard to see the condition. The radical silver leather interior gleaming as it did when it left the factory, along with the array of Firebird embellishments strewn around the car in any place Pontiac could fit it.

Values Continue To Soar Smokey And The Bandit Trans Am Values Go?

Values Continue To Soar Smokey And The Bandit Trans Am Values Go? This 1977 Trans Am has all the important option codes and is fresher than when it left the factory 42 years ago This has to be one of the most recognizable cars from movie history. The car that was lead character in the second highest grossing film of 1977 - Smokey And The Bandit. A film that took over $250 Million at the box office, and was second only to Star Wars. Sales doubled overnight for the Trans Am and with good reason, it was the curtain call of the muscle car era. The final muscle car to survive in a world of economy boxes, the strangled 6.

Although this may not be one of the raucous 400-plus horsepower muscle cars from the late sixties, it certainly stands as the ‘greatest hits’ album of the entire generation that preceded it, and that makes it magic.

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