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1976 Pontiac Trans Am Bucket Seats Description:

As to myself, I am a (67) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is at 100% with (1,175) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.

Just some quick history on the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The first generation Firebird had characteristicCoke bottle stylingshared with its cousin, theChevrolet Camaro. Unlike the Camaro, the Firebird's bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end. The Firebird's rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the 1966–1967Pontiac GTO. Both a two-doorhardtopand aconvertiblewere offered through the 1969 model year. Originally, the car was a "consolation prize" for Pontiac, which had desired to produce a two-seat sports car based on its originalBansheeconcept car. However, GM feared this would cut into ChevroletCorvettesales, and gave Pontiac a piece of the "pony car" market through sharing theF-bodyplatform withChevrolet.

The second generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation as a 1970½ model, while leftover 1969s were listed in early Pontiac literature without a model-year identification.[9]This generation of Firebirds were available in coupe form only; convertibles disappeared until 1991 after the 1969 model year.

The Trans Am was a specialty package for the Firebird, typically upgradinghandling,suspension, andhorsepower, as well as minor appearance modifications such as exclusivehoods,spoilers, fog lights and wheels. Four distinct generations were produced between 1969 and 2002. These cars were built on theF-body platform, which was also shared by theChevrolet Camaro.

Despite its name, the Trans Am was not initially used in the Trans Am Series, as its smallest engine exceeded the SCCA's five liter displacement limit.

The second generation was available from 1970 to 1981 and was featured in the 1977 movieSmokey and the Bandit, the 1978 movieHooper, the 1979 movieRocky II, and the 1980 movieSmokey and the Bandit II. The Firebird Trans Am was also selected as the Official Pace Car for the1980 Indianapolis 500.

1976 would be the last year of the 455 engine, and the first year of available T-Tops. All Firebirds received new more angular bumpers which improved their appearance, and Pontiac introduced the very popular Black-and-Gold Special Edition Trans Am which quickly became one of the most famous Trans Am's of all time. This would be the first year that over 100,000 Firebirds were sold.

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And now for my wicked nice 1976Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that I am selling here today on eBay. Let’s face it, there are only a small number of these original 1976Pontiac Firebird Trans Am cars known to exist and how many of those have their original drive train? It seems like all I see today on the internet are what they call; CLONES, REPRODUCTIONS, RECREATIONS and TRIBUTE CARS. I am not knocking these cars but my point is that it is becoming more and more difficult to find the “REAL DEAL.” However, if you win this auction, that is exactly what you will get, the “REAL DEAL.” Try to find another 1976Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with original body panels and the original drivetrain. If they are out there, they’re not selling for my price.

One more consideration is value. According to the Hagerty Valuation Tool, the 1976 Trans Am, in excellent condition, has increased from around $29,000 in September of 2014 to $35,500 in May of 2017. That is an increase in value of 12.3% in less than three years. As an FYI, Hagerty values the 1976 Trans Am at $18,900 in just good condition.

Here is what I know about this ’76 Trans Am. The previous (3rd) owner told me that his sister purchased it in Fort Kent Maine from the original owner in 1978. She drove it sparingly and never in the winter or bad weather. She always kept it stored. When she passed away in the late 90’s, the car came to the brother (the person that I purchased the car from.) He told me that he only drove it once in a while and basically it has been stored in his garage for the last 20 years that he has owned it. That is what I know about this Trans Am.

I do however know from previous experience that there is never too much information for the serious collectors. So, for all of you numbers people, this is for you.

VIN Number: 2W87Z6N554368

VIN Number Decode:


W Trans Am

87 2-Door Coupe

Z Pontiac 400

6 1976 Model Year

N Norwood, OH Assembly Plant

554368 Sequence Number (VIN Number)

Trim Tag


BODY N 164311

TRIM 26N A51




Trim Tag Decode


2FS87 2 Pontiac

F Firebird Body Type

S Firebird Series

87 2-Door Coupe

BODY N Norwood, OH Assembly Plant

164311 Sequential Body Number

TRIM 26N Blue Vinyl Bucket Seats

A51 Front Bucket Seats, Astro

PAINT 11L Cameo Lower Body Paint

11U Cameo Upper Body Paint

03A 1st Week of March 1976

WS4 Trans Am

BUE Secondary Interior Color - Blue

460481 Fisher Time/Date Code Trim Options

1976 Trans Am (RPO Z26) Option Package:

·400 Cubic-inch V8;

·4BBL Carburetor;

·Rally Gauges;

·Air Dam;

·Rear Deck-lid Spoiler;

·Shaker Hood;

·Rally II Wheels

·Trim Rings;

·GR70 x 15 Tires.

Block Casting Number: 500557 1976 Pontiac 400ci

Block Stamping Numbers #1: 0279898 Unit Number

YS Pontiac 400ci with Automatic

Block Stamping Numbers #2: 26N554368

·2 Pontiac

·6 1976 Model Year

·N Norwood, OH Assembly Plant

·554368 Matches the Sequence Number (VIN Number)

Cylinder Heads: 6X 1976 Pontiac 400ci

Passenger’s Cylinder Head Date: B206

·B February 1976

·20 20th Day of February 1976

·6 1976

Driver’s Cylinder Head Date: B206

·B February 1976

·13 13th Day of February 1976

·6 1976

Carburetor: 17056274 1976 Rochester Trans Am 400ci Automatic

·170 1976 and Later Rochester Carburetors

·5 1975 to 1979

·6 1976

·2 4BBL Quadrajet

·7 Pontiac

·4 Automatic Transmission

Carburetor Date: GM36 AFO

·GM36 Thursday February 5, 1976

·AFO Customer Code

Intake Manifold Casting Number: 525355 1976 Pontiac 400ci

Intake Manifold Casting Date: L105 December 10, 1975

Exhaust Manifolds: Unable to see casting numbers but looks to be original.

Left Hand 499624

Right Hand 496002

Alternator: 1102384 1976 Pontiac 37 amp

6A26 March 30, 1972

Distributor: 1112958 Unable to see stamping but looks to be original.

Automatic Transmission Stamp: 26N554368

2 Pontiac

6 1976

554368 Sequence Number (VIN)

Rear Axle Casting Number: 1249518 1976 10-Bolt Rear Axle

Rear Axle Stamp: PS G60571

PS 2.41:1 Posi Rear Axle

G Detroit Gear and Axle

6 1966

057 57th Day of 1976 or Thursday February 26, 1976

1 1st Shift

Exterior: The “code 11” Cameo White exterior paint looks excellent having been repainted once at some point. I just don’t know when. The ’76 Trans Am also appears to have all original and solid body panels. All windows are in very good condition. Tires and original rims are excellent.

Let’s discuss the sun roof which was not an option on the 1976 Trans Am. The previous owner told me that when his sister purchased the car in the late ‘70s, she decided she wanted a sun roof so she had one professionally installed. She never had any issues with the sun roof including water leaking. When the sister pass away, the brother acquired the Trans Am and quickly decided that he wanted tinted glass in the sun roof. He then had the old sun roof removed and replaced with a new tinted glass sun roof. Completed by a professional company of course and the previous owner states that he has never had any issues including water leaking since he has owned it. To be sure, I left the Trans Am out in an all-day downpour and checked it the next day to happily see no water leaking at all. That is what I know about the sun roof.

All exterior items work such as:

·Head lights (high and low);

·Tail lights;

·Backup lights;

·Plate light;

·Running Lights;

·Blinkers (front and rear);



Interior: Appears to be all original with the exception of the rug which looks new. No major rips or tears in the seats, door panels, dash or headliner. All gauges are functional such as:



·Fuel Gauge;

·Water Temperature Gauge;

·Oil Pressure Gauge;

·Voltage Gauge;




·Overhead Light;

·Dash Lights.

The cigarette lighter and clock are not functional.

Engine: What can I say about the engine accept it starts and runs great and is pretty much all original. There looks to be a new battery.

Trunk; Super clean with the original spare and jack assembly that I do not believe has ever been out of the trunk. Original “jack instruction” sticker is in with my paperwork.

Undercarriage; Rust and rot free with the exception of one small area under the driver’s side rear seat where the inspection oval plate is (See Photo). The exhaust appears fine with what appears to be new tail pipes. Original brake and gas lines are present.

ID Photos: Everything you want to see is here.


Terms of Sale:

This car is sold “as-is/where is” with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The information I have given is what I believe to be true, but since I haven’t owned this particular vehicle since it was new, I do not guarantee any of the information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things, especially automobiles. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. My description is done in as accurate a manner as possible in my opinion. If there is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via Paypal. (If you do not have Paypal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

FYI: I do not have a Maine title for this 1976 Pontiac Trans Am as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the Maine Registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department



Item location:Thomaston, Maine, United States
Model:Trans Am
Trim:Bucket Seats
Interior color:Blue
Engine:400ci 4BBL
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clear