Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: Smart Classics

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After 'Smokey and the Bandit' sales of the optional $195 CB radio went stratospheric for Trans Am owners


Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Is there an American car that’s more iconic Seventies than a Trans Am?

For a few years this car was just about the most laughably crass thing imaginable, and it’s still pretty kitschy, but fashions and tastes change and demand for the Trans Am is if not exactly erupting then starting to rumble from dormancy.

The thing in a buyer’s favour is that, on the Australian market at least, there’s a huge variance in price between ostensibly quite similar cars.

The market has yet to settle and you can take advantage of that by Hoovering up any undersold examples. Even cars that require a bit of tidying don’t present too much in the way of issues.

These Series II cars do rust and the best place to look is on the boot floor. If there’s rust there, the car will probably be rotten at the rear frame rails and the leaf spring box supports too. Find a good ’un and you should hold onto it.


Price guide:

Low: $15,000
High: $50,000


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Pontiac Trans Am: Smokey & The Bandit

The Trans Am was unloved for a long time, but an ordinary yet iconic movie changed all that. Smokey and the Bandit was the fourth highest grossing movie of 1977, behind giants like Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever.

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