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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Pontiac Firebird received new styling to the front end for the 1977 model year. They now had quad rectangular headlamps and a more aggressive looking grille. The Firebird was available as the base, Esprit, Formula, and Trans Am. The base version with a V6 engine sold for $4,270 while the top-of-the-line version had a price tag of $5,450. The 90-degree overhead valve V6 powerplant offered just over 100 horsepower. An optional overhead-valve V8 brought horsepower to 145 bhp. A 350 CID V8 was also available, with 170 horsepower. The Firebird Trans Am versions received a 400 CID V8 that had 200 horsepower.

The Firebird's had a new hood with simulated air scoops. In the back was a spoiler. In the front was a recessed grille that was positioned in-line with the quad rectangular headlamps. The name 'Pontiac' could be found on the driver's side of the grille.

Esprit versions could be purchased with the new blue 'Sky Bird' appearance package with blue velour seating, two-tone blue body, and blue cast-aluminum wheels.

Firebird Formula models had blacked-out trim, dual hood scoops, and large 'Formula' graphics on the door. The Trans Am models had a new shaker hood. They came standard with a 400- or 403-CID V8. An optional 'T/A 6.6' powerplant was also available.

The Firebird came standard with a three-speed manual gearbox. The Firebird Formula came with a four-speed manual. The other models had a three-speed Turbo-Hydra-Matic.


by Daniel Vaughan | May 2013

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1977 Vehicle Profiles

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 2W87Z7N119160

This Pontiac Trans Am is a WA code Pontiac 400 with a matching close ratio 4-speed, with original VIN's on both. It has less than 68,000 original miles. The car includes a Posi rear axle with new leaf springs, heater core and fan, AC, tilt wheel, AM/....[continue reading]

Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 2W87Z7N119160 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1977 Firebird Trans Am
$5,450-$115,000
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Base Price : $5,450

Other 1977 Pontiac Models
$4,050 - $5,130

Trans Am Series II

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
4,802
108.00 in.
8 cyl., 350.00 CID., 150.00hp
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 290.00hp
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 310.00hp
$4,200 - $4,200
46,313
108.00 in.
6 cyl., 250.00 CID., 100.00hp
8 cyl., 350.00 CID., 150.00hp
8 cyl., 400.00 CID., 170.00hp
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 310.00hp
$200 - $3,280
27,274
108.10 in.
8 cyl., 400.00 CID., 185.00hp
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 200.00hp
$4,735 - $4,735
46,701
108.10 in.
8 cyl., 350.00 CID., 160.00hp
8 cyl., 400.00 CID., 185.00hp
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 200.00hp
$4,985 - $4,985
68,745
108.10 in.
8 cyl., 403.00 CID., 185.00hp
8 cyl., 400.00 CID., 200.00hp
$5,450 - $5,450
211,454
108.20 in.
8 cyl., 301.00 CID., 140.00hp
8 cyl., 403.00 CID., 185.00hp
8 cyl., 400.00 CID., 220.00hp
$4,830 - $10,625
108.20 in.
8 cyl., 403.00 CID., 185.00hp
$6,300 - $10,625
108.20 in.
8 cyl., 301.00 CID., 140.00hp
8 cyl., 301.00 CID., 155.00hp
8 cyl., 301.00 CID., 210.00hp
$7,180 - $7,180

Industry Production

#1#2#3Pontiac
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)541,061
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)489,436
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)770,100
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)907,434
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)900,380
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)850,620
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)746,430
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)531,922
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)580,045
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)919,870
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)706,978

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