1977 Trans Am

1977 TRANS AM BACKGROUND
For 1977, the Trans Am gets a whole new look. Gone are the round headlights, replaced by 4 rectangular units set into a new grille, which itself was set into an aggressive new one-piece flexible plastic nosecone. The look was awesome, and sales showed it. 1977 was also Pontiac's 50th anniversary, and a special paint scheme was created to commemorate it, the Black-and-Gold Edition. Burt Reynolds would do more for Trans Am sales than any other person, by co-starring with one in the hit movie "Smokey and the Bandit". 26,177 Trans Ams were sold in 1977.

1977 Pontiac Trans Am INTERIOR


1977 Pontiac Trans Am ENGINES

1977 TRANS AM ENGINE OPTIONS
Non-California Trans Ams received either a Pontiac 400 (labeled "T/A 6.6" on the hood) or the Oldsmobile 403 (labeled "6.6 Liter" on the hood). They wheezed out 180- and 185-horsepower, respectively. However, Californians didn't even have it that good. Due to their one-state-only smog laws, the only engine you could get in a '77 T/A there was the Chevy 305 and 350 V8.

1977 Trans Am SPECIFICATIONS

Production

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

ENGINES

Engine code/RPO

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

Compression

Fuel system

Horsepower

Torque

26,177

108.2 in / 2748 mm

198.2 in / 5032 mm

73.0 in / 1854 mm

49.3 in / 1252 mm

61.3 in / 1557 mm

60.0 in / 1524 mm

3,490 lb / 1583 kg

(non-California)             PONTIAC 400

XA / L78

400 ci

4.1212" X 3.750"

7.6:1

1X 4bbl Rochester

180 hp @ 3600 rpm

325 hp @ 1600 rpm









     OLSMOBILE 403

U2, U3, VA, VB / L80

403 ci

4.3512" X 3.385"

8.0:1

1X 4bbl Rochester

185 hp @ 3600 rpm

320 hp @ 2200 rpm


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