Cruising or racing, this Trans Am is ready to go!


The muscle car world was changing in the mid-1970s, but the Pontiac Trans Am remained a performance beacon in the years shortly after the 1973 oil crisis. Starting in 1971, the Trans Am featured a 455 cubic-inch V8, although just as Pontiac was celebrating its 50th anniversary in 1976, it would prove to be the last year for this powerful engine. With only a five year run, the 455 CID Trans Ams are pretty rare these days, and this 455 CID, four-speed 1976 Pontiac Trans Am, which will be a featured lot in the upcoming Spring Carlisle auction event, is a shining example of a perfect '70s cruiser.

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From the silver paint to the factory red interior, this 1976 Pontiac Trans Am shows incredibly well, but that black and red Screaming Chicken decal on the hood is what really draws eyes to this car. This car is surprisingly original with no obvious modifications, and even the front chin spoiler pieces are all in place. The 455 V8 sits wonderfully in the clean engine compartment, and that shaker hood indicates this Pontiac means business.

With that big V8, four-speed manual and factory a/c, this 1976 Pontiac Trans Am is ready for the strip – whether that be cruising the strip or laying rubber at the drag strip – and this Trans Am will be up for grabs at the 2020 Spring Carlisle Auction. This two-day auction will run on June 18-19 featuring more than 50 classic and collectible cars crossing the auction block, and it is part of this year's Spring Carlisle event will take place June 17-20.

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