Original W72/4-Speed! 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

When a car is remembered in a movie on the same level as the actors, it’s great for sales, and that’s kind of what happened at Pontiac in 1977.  With production numbers already on the rise, sales of the Pontiac Firebird jumped from 110,775 units in 1976 to 155,736 in 1977.  More than 68,000 of those were Trans Ams, and that’s understandable because what young man wouldn’t have wanted to emulate Burt Reynolds in the late seventies?  It didn’t hurt things either that James Garner had driven a Firebird for several years in The Rockford Files.  If you’re in the market for a blast from the past, this 1977 Pontiac Trans Am may be a good car for you to check out.  It’s located in Bellbrook, Ohio, and can be spotted here on eBay with the current bid resting at $12,100, south of what it will take to drive it home.

The seller doesn’t tell us exactly how long he’s owned the T/A but does say that the car spent its entire existence in Arizona until late 2021 when the owner moved to Ohio, and so did the Firebird.  It was sold new at Mecham Pontiac in Glendale, Arizona, and a copy of the window sticker shows a nice list of options, including T-Tops, custom trim group, and those cool cast aluminum honeycomb wheels.  No word on whether or not that’s the original paint, and while it’s showing some fading and wear in places, it doesn’t look too bad overall for the age of the car.  Some of the front spoilers are missing, probably the victim of a wheel stop in a parking lot, but the body itself seems to be in pretty good shape.

The interior appears to be complete, although it does look the part of an AZ car with quite a bit of deterioration from baking in the hot sun all those years, including a big chunk missing from the top of the steering wheel.  Some good news is the drivetrain, which surprisingly we don’t get any photos of, but under the hood is the original 6.6 liter 400 V8 with the W72 performance package.  It’s paired with a 4-Speed manual transmission, a combo that makes this ’77 a very desirable F-Body.  The seller says it’s all completely untouched and never removed, with mileage stated to be 145,000, but no mention of how well it runs.

We do get a couple of pictures from the underside, and while it’s not exactly eye candy, things down there look like mostly surface rust, and hopefully, everything is reasonably solid.  The seller also mentions that he has a new in-the-box ACC carpet kit that goes with the sale of the car, and says that the air conditioning is still hooked up with the clutch engaging properly.  What are your thoughts on this 1977 Pontiac Trans Am?

Comments

  1. RATTLEHEAD

    looks to be riding high up front, no motor?

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  2. Michael Berkemeier

    This is the one to have. Well worth restoring. If you want the best T/A since the SD455, this is it. Perfect combo, awesome ’70’s color, rust-free, and numbers-matching. It doesn’t get any better.

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  3. Emel

    Never saw the attraction of these. Still don’t ! Maybe cause there were a gazillion of them. Like ants. oh well !

    Like 5
    • Motorcityman Member

      The body style is the main attraction…..the GM “F” body Camaro/Firebirds were some of the most popular bodies ever!

      Like 7
  4. NoFear

    I’m going to be that guy. Those are the ‘snowflake’ wheels. Not the ‘honeycomb’ wheels. I’m currently looking for a set of honeycomb wheels for my 1974 Trans Am, which are much more difficult to find than the aluminum wheels.

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    • Motorcityman Member

      The Honeycombs r easier to clean also, I’ve had both. More sharp angles to the Snowflake wheel.

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  5. CenturyTurboCoupe

    My 1976 Nova SS I just bought in Ontario is cleaner than this underneath. Sure this is from Arizona? Maybe only drove it when it rained?

  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $14,600.

  7. Rick

    I had one of these back in 1985, same color only it was an automatic. Great car! But I couldn’t keep up with the rust and ended up parting it out. My garage now is home to a 71 Goat and 19 Pony. New to BF love the write up’s and all the comments.

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