Disneyland Find: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am

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If you buy this car,  you can visit Disneyland when you pick it up! The seller states that he is in Anaheim right by Disneyland in California. The car is a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am that is equipped with a 400 cubic inch engine and a 4 speed manual transmission. It is listed for sale here on Craigslist and is said to have 81,000 miles on the odometer. The seller is asking $24,999 and the Trans Am was listed just this week.

The interior is firethorn red which is red but leaning toward burgundy. It left the factory with a deluxe interior which included upgraded seats and door panels. The Trans Am has an aftermarket radio but the best thing to notice is the Hurst shifter sticking out of the console. The car does not have air conditioning. It is said to be painted in its factory color of Sterling Silver and has been maintained in stock condition. The car is said to have a dealer installed CB radio.

Under the hood looks to be in good condition but someone painted the alternator Pontiac Blue. The car is said to have its original L78 400 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 180 horsepower from the factory. The optional engine for Trans Ams in 1976 was the L75 455 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 200 horsepower and only came with a 4 speed transmission. The engine in this car was professionally rebuilt along with the transmission and rear end.

The car is rolling on 15×7 snowflake wheels which were not an option until 1977 but look good on this car. The Trans Am is missing its dual inlet exhaust tips but looks clean and in excellent shape. The seller states the car has been babied its whole life and driven mostly on the weekends. If you are looking for a nice, clean Trans Am, this one should be at the top of your list.

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  1. firemedic2714

    Already gone.

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  2. wuzjeepnowsaab

    The horsepower numbers on these malaise cars make me want to cry

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    • s

      Having owned one of these with the 180 hp engine, I can tell you that the acceleration isn’t as abysmal as you’d think. They have decent get up and go. Don’t expect neck snapping performance, but it’s definitely not bad. Removing the catalytic converter can really help – though that is probably illegal in some states.

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      • Kevin W La

        I agree. I had the same car with the 455/4 speed. That car was a beast! I did some amazingly stupid stuff with that car, and I still wish I still had it. Bought it brand new in 1976. Same colors as the car in this article. And yes, removing the catalytic converter made a huge difference.

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  3. DSteele

    So Close
    I love 4 spd TA’s

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  4. s

    This is a really nice color combination on this car – the silver with burgundy interior. It’s not a commonly seen color combination either. We only have 4 photos, but from the photos we have, this looks sharp!

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  5. JoeNYWF64

    Amazin how empty it is under the hood w/o a/c & w/o cruise ctrl – on a ’76 yet!
    No airpump needed either, unless a Calif car. Not much to go wrong!
    A tinkerer’s delight.

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  6. JoeNYWF64

    Looking closely at the sidewalls, those are definitely modern tires – & RWL ones that i have not seen before …
    but are they for an suv or truck, or was the white lettering custom painted on them?

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  7. Steve Clinton

    Gone. Fairy tales can come true, but won’t happen for you.

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