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Lot 119
1977 Pontiac Trans Am

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CHASSIS NO: 2W87Z7N175345

• Only 5,306 miles on the odometer
• Smokey and the Bandit Special Edition
• 1 of just 2,699 cars built
• Rare W72 four-speed with T-top; PHS Documentation
• Gloss black paint including “Firebird” trim package


400 cid V-8 engine, 200 HP, four-speed manual transmission, 15 x 7 snowflake wheels with gold inserts, Y82 option with Hurst T-top, W72 handling package 8.0:1 compression ratio; wheelbase: 108.2”


Breaker, breaker for the Bandit! In 1977, Pontiac introduced a facelifted version of the Firebird Trans Am made famous by the hit film Smokey and the Bandit. Although it may be hard to believe, this great unmistakably American film debuted over forty years ago. Although Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason were the stars, it was the sleek and menacing look of the black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that stole the show. It’s quite true that whenever Smokey and the Bandit is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the starlight black Firebird as it emerges stealthily from the back of the Bandit’s rig, hitting the street and creating a smoke show of rubber in front of Cletus Snow’s house.

There are many examples of the 1977 Trans Am still around out there, but the special edition package seen here is truly the cream of the crop. Equipped with the W72 Handling Package, this Firebird’s already menacing 400 cubic-inch V-8 comes built with a four-barrel Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, allowing it to put out a neck-bending 200 horsepower, 20 more than the standard Trans Am. With an 8.0:1 compression ratio, the W72 Firebird a produced a whopping 325 foot-pounds of torque. Thankfully, this car also has power steering and power brakes, two options that will certainly come in handy to control all that raw strength. The excellently maintained all original black on black paint is brilliantly accented by the gold “Firebird” decal on the hood, gold pinstriping, Germanic-style “T/A” lettering, and twin gold grilles. This Firebird includes the special edition interior containing engine-turned dash bezels and a steering wheel that are all accented with gold. Further value is added to this Trans Am as it is a Y82 optioned car equipped with removable Hurst T-top.

The Firebird seen here has been remarkably well-preserved and shows just 5,306 miles on the odometer. With only 2,699 built, this car is undoubtedly one of the lowest mileage examples in existence. It is a fully certified numbers matching car backed up by Pontiac Historical Services documentation. Whether purchased for its awesome drivability or as an investment, this car is bound to be a significant part of any collection. As it stands, this W72 Firebird Trans Am is a real time warp back to days when muscle ruled the roads.

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