Photo History Of The Pontiac Trans Am




History of the Firebird Trans Am from 1967 to 1981. I will try to highlight some of the major changes to the cars as the years progress. This way, by looking at these pages and maybe some of the other pages on my site, you will be able to see a Trans Am on the street and have a good guess as to which year car it is.

1967
1968
1969

First Year for the Trans Am. Last Year for a Convertible.
1970
1971
1972

Last Year for a functional shaker scoop.
1973

First Year for the Hood Bird.
1974
1975
1976

First Year for the "Special Edition" Trans Am. Also, the first year you could get Factory T-tops.
1977

They changed in 1977 to the "batmobile" front end, but tail lights stayed the same.
1978

First year of the WS6 option with the 15x8 inch snowflakes. Also the first and only year of the Gold "Special Edition" Trans Am.

1979

Once again, in 1979 they changed the front nose piece and the tail lights shown below. This was also the year for the "10th Anniversary" Trans Am.

1980
1981