1976 Pontiac Trans Am
400 cid, V-8, 200 bhp

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The Trans Am was Pontiac’s top pony car and 1976 was no different, selling one Trans Am for every three Firebirds. The Trans Am was based on the Firebird coupe body style and built on the F-body platform.

The base engine was a 400 cid V8 producing 185 horsepower. The “shovel nose” was redesigned for 1976 giving it a more aerodynamic look, accented by integral body-color bumpers at both the front and rear. The hood continued to display the immense “screaming chicken” Firebird emblem.

There were 46,701 Pontiac Trans Ams produced in 1976 at a starting price of $4,987.


  • First year of the distinctive “slant-nose” front end treatment
  • T/A engine 20 bhp more than standard
  • A Special Edition 1977 was featured in Smokey and the Bandit movie
  • Price new: $5,799