1977 TRANS AM BACKGROUND
For 1977, the Trans Am gets a whole new look. Gone are the round headlights, replaced by 4 rectangular units set into a new grille, which itself was set into an aggressive new one-piece flexible plastic nosecone. The look was awesome, and sales showed it. 1977 was also Pontiac’s 50th anniversary, and a special paint scheme was created to commemorate it, the Black-and-Gold Edition. Burt Reynolds would do more for Trans Am sales than any other person, by co-starring with one in the hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit”. 26,177 Trans Ams were sold in 1977.
1977 Pontiac Trans Am INTERIOR
1977 Pontiac Trans Am ENGINES
1977 TRANS AM ENGINE OPTIONS
Non-California Trans Ams received either a Pontiac 400 (labeled “T/A 6.6” on the hood) or the Oldsmobile 403 (labeled “6.6 Liter” on the hood). They wheezed out 180- and 185-horsepower, respectively. However, Californians didn’t even have it that good. Due to their one-state-only smog laws, the only engine you could get in a ’77 T/A there was the Chevy 305 and 350 V8.