Looking back Burt Reynolds wasn’t really as cool as we all thought he was. But the 77-78 Trans Am’s WERE! This car was bad azz even though it wasn’t a product of the muscle car heyday. Few performance cars made after the 1973 Arab oil embargo delivered much in the way of performance especially throughout the rest of the 1970’s. The EPA mandated smog equipment and the publics desire for fuel economy in the immediate aftermath was a disaster for American muscle cars. There were a few exceptions and the Pontiac Trans Am was one of them.
This car immortalized in “Smokey & the Bandit” became one of the most legendary Hollywood screen cars ever and is still widely loved in the muscle car community. It’s combination of stylish good looks, creature comforts and raw horsepower showed a fast car didn’t have to be an enormous engine stuffed into an uncomfortable crate. There have been successful updates to some of our best classic muscle cars recently. Why not the Trans Am?
HOW COOL IS THIS?????