1977 Pontiac Firebird



Remember that little movie, Smokey and the Bandit? The real star was the 1977 Trans Am, more specifically, the black and gold Bandit/Special edition.

All the Firebird models were updated receiving a new grille containing four square headlamps, replacing the single round ones of previous years. The 455 was gone, but a remarkable new 400 option, called the W72, matched the 455’s 200hp.

Production Numbers

Coupe 30,642
Esprit 34,548
Formula 21,801
CUST SDN 4D 9,924
Trans Am 68,744
CSpecial Edition Trans Am (Included in Trans Am figure above) 15,567
Total Production 171,302

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
V6 231ci 1x2bbl 105 hp 185 lb-ft - -
V8 301ci 1x2bbl 135 hp 235 lb-ft 9.5 sec 17.3 sec
V8 305ci 1x2bbl 145 hp 245 lb-ft - -
V8 350ci 1x4bbl 170 hp 280 lb-ft - -
V8 400ci 1x4bbl 180 hp 325 lb-ft - -
V8 403ci 1x4bbl 185 hp 320 lb-ft - -
W72 V8 400ci 1x4bbl 200 hp n/a - -


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • H.D. 4-Speed Manual
  • 3-Speed Automatic

Paint & Colors


Cameo White
Starlight Black
Glacier Blue
Firethorn Red
Goldenrod Yellow
Buccaneer Red
Sterling Silver
Lombard Blue
Nautilus Blue
Cordovan Maroon
Bahia Green
Mohave Tan
Brentwood Brown
Mandarin Orange



OEM Brochures

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