Last updated Nov 3, 2008
After watching Smokey and the Bandit in 1977, I worked 2 jobs in high school so I could finally get my dream car as a 17-year old in 1981. It was a '77 Black TA with 400, 4-speed and T-Tops. It wasn't an SE, but I didnt care. It was close enough to a Bandit TA for me! I'd love to still have it but I totalled it in 1984. More photos of it are in the "My first Trans Am" album.
400, 4 speed
Rally II wheels
Black interior with vinyl horsecollar seats
I kept it pretty much stock. It did not have the pinstripes or bird decals when I bought it, not sure why. I eventually painted and added som funky red/orange/yellow tricolor pinstriping (hey, it was the 80's!)
Those vinyl seats were hot in the summertime, so I installed some cloth seat covers from JC Whitney and my mom embroidered a screaming chicken on the back seat.
I worked in a tire shop in a small town and would sneak it into the car bays late at night and work on it.
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