1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
The 1976 Pontiac Trans Am is one of those perfect year cars. A very well integrated design met with the still beating heart of an American muscle legend. So you know it's something special when you can find one that looks this good, and it still has its original 400ci motor... all for an obtainable price. Sterling Silver is a great factory-correct color. After all, '76 had a unique design that was the first year for the fully integrated urethane bumpers that give this Pontiac a uniform appearance of a more modern sports car. And that modern appearance is furthered by a great shine from a modern professional respray. Plus, you get all the great Trans Am touches like the factory body kit, shaker hood, fender vents, and full-length rear spoiler. But what really steals the show is the full decal package. It looks like they invested heavily during the respray to make sure the that the red, black, and gray pin-striping all around the car was the ideal match for the iconic hood bird. So it has the look of quality from every angle. Topping off this total package are Pontiac's "Honeycomb" wheels. They're a great feature to have, especially since '76 was the final year these performance icons were offered from the factory. Black interiors always look great on these T/As, but when the textured vinyl seats look this well preserved, they just seem extra inviting. Full instrumentation was standard on Trans Ams, including the tach/clock combination. The dials look great set in the aggressive machine-turned instrument panel. Ahead of that the driver gets the three-spoke sports steering wheel that should be quite familiar to Pontiac fans. In fact, this one has a great correct feeling that comes from factory features still on display like the 8-Track stereo. There are even factory power windows. A nice added bonus, you can verify all these options that came with this loaded T/A thanks to the window sticker that comes with the sale. The 400 cubic-inch V8 is this car's original, numbers-matching motor. No one will have no trouble believing you when you tell them that. It retains a very stock appearance of everything from the corporate blue engine enamel on the block, to the air cleaner that still correctly inhales through the front. The four-barrel carburetor inhales deeply, and the V8 loves to howl when you get up into the higher rev ranges. But more than just listening to the dual exhaust, follow its path in the undercarriage photos. The super clean appearance tells you this has the right preservation/restoration, and the sway bars front & rear remind you of the T/As reputation for handling capable handling. Plus, this is a great all-around cruiser with nice features such as the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes. You're going to be showing off a coupe like this, so it's good that it comes with the right paperwork. This includes owner's manual, Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) documentation, and the aforementioned original window sticker. Such a distinct and clean Trans Am shouldn't be this affordable. That's why you know you need to hurry before someone else takes advantage of this deal. Call now!