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1976 Pontiac Trans Am (trigger)
Last updated May 6, 2013
In 1978 I bought my first car, a 1976 carousel red Trans am with black interior! Boy the stories that could be told & the good times!....She always carried more beer then gas! She's gone, had to be sold in the 80's.
Threw the years I've owed some nice cars & trucks and with hard times had to fixed up a few.
About 6 years ago my son saw a 76 T/A on e-bay and said " you should do one like the old car dad " he was 15 - and so it started!
He found one on e-bay and I bought it, then another and I even saved a 75 firebird from the junkyard. Three cars in all, 2 1/2 years of work later here she is a true - 1976 Pontiac Trans am!
As she was but 30 years later, just now gas cost so much I can't afford the beer!.....HA-HA!
A little Pontiac history ; 1976 marked the 50th anniversary for Pontiac, there flagship car was the T/A . This was the 1st year black was offered,....& a new hurst t-top was offered for the first time!...... The 1st Black/Gold T/A was made ~ calling it "The 50th Anniversary model"!
The SE~T/A followed for 1977, pontiac only gave one car to film Smokey & the Bandit in 77.
Why not black here?... Many people would have painted her black to mimic the movie,..... or claim it's a 50th.
My memories of my bird as she was with that carousel red & back interior ment much more to me. She was differant back then and stood out, today she still turn heads!
Thanks Tommy ,for the inspiration for the build.
75 pontiac 400 motor
rochester quadrajet - 4 barrel carb
true duel exhaust
deluxe black interior
eletric trunk opener
delco am/fm red~dot radio
factory delco 8 track player.
honeycomb rims + trim rings & caps.
1971 functional hood scoop, opens for better air flow. Functional scoops were only available in 1970 - 71 - 72, and 74 GTO .
I also have the correct original scoop for 76.
Click on the albums or video's ~ to see pic.'s -or watch video's. You can leave comments or trophys!
The video's are also on youtube at ~ AGAINSTTHEWIND76
Thanks for looking & best wishes with yours!!!
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