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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with 65 miles

This time capsule 1979 Pontiac Trans Am has been driven just 65 miles

Pontiac's days of building excitement are long gone, though they arguably faded into the sunset long before the division was axed in 2009. Yet, classic Pontiac cars still remind us of the days before General Motors gave "badge engineering" its blessing. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is merely one... read more

October 13, 2017 by
 
Jay Leno checks out the 1964 Pontiac GTO convertible

The original muscle car pulls into Jay Leno's Garage

In the early 1960s, the top brass at General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] put a stop to any of its motorsports programs. There was to be no involvement with racing from any of... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
Transformed 1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Ken Block's mechanic drives a Z06-rivaling '79 Firebird Trans Am

If you're the man behind Ken Block's outrageous rally cars, it's safe to say you probably aren't going to have something dull in your own garage. That's just the case with... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ promo car - Image via Barrett-Jackson

Another Bandit Pontiac Firebird crosses the auction block, raises $550K

There’s been a bit of a frenzy in the market for Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams connected to the 1977 classic "Smokey and the Bandit," though one could say it’s... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
Pontiac Banshee

1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept Car Heads To Auction

There are certain concept cars that stand out from the rest. You'll remember them long after the idea of such a vehicle has come and gone without ever inching closer towards... read more May 8, 2015 by


 
Burt Reynolds' ‘Bandit’ 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Burt Reynolds' second Bandit Pontiac Trans Am sells for $170,000

A 1977 Pontiac Trans Am styled like the one in the hit movie Smokey and the Bandit and previously owned by the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds, has sold at auction for an... read more April 25, 2015 by


 
Burt Reynolds Bandit

Burt's Bandit brings big bucks

Remember a few weeks ago when we told you about Burt Renyolds' 'Bandit' Pontiac Trans-Am heading to auction? The pre-auction estimates for the hammer price hovered in the... read more December 17, 2014 by


 
Burt Reynolds Bandit

Buy Burt Reynolds' Bandit, be badass

Long before Kenny Powers was Eastbound and Down, there was a southern gentleman helping out those in need. His method of assistance involved a particular mode of... read more December 5, 2014 by


 
David Hasselhoff's Personal Knight Rider KITT Pontiac Firebird. Image via Julien's Live.

David Hasselhoff's Personal Knight Rider KITT Pontiac Firebird Up For Auction

There aren't many TV-show cars we get all soft in the knees for, but KITT is one of them. This KITT isn't one of the original cars used in filming, but it does have a David... read more April 1, 2014 by


 
Smoke IS the Bandit Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart Heads Eastbound And Down As The Bandit: Video

It's funny how one movie can turn a car into a legend. Such is the case with Smokey and the Bandit, and the Pontiac Trans Am. Sure the Trans Am looked pretty cool thanks to... read more March 5, 2014 by


 
2005 Pontiac GTO

Pontiac Had Prepped Next-Generation GTO, Says Bob Lutz

Are you a person who misses the Pontiac brand? Perhaps you were hoping it would continue so you could have your chance at a modern GTO? Well, if the brand had survived they... read more August 8, 2013 by


 
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s HSV-trimmed 2009 Pontiac G8 - Image: Drive

Meet Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s HSV-Trimmed Pontiac G8

Racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has to drive a Chevrolet SS-based race car in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series as part of his contract terms with Hendrick Motorsports, but... read more May 10, 2013 by


 
Tauro V8 Spider based on the Pontiac Solstice

Spain’s Tauro V8 Spider Based On The Pontiac Solstice

Spain is quickly proving to be a hotbed for sports car development. Following the launch of the stylish Spano supercar from GTA Motors back in March, and the announcement... read more June 22, 2012 by


 
1962 Pontiac Tempest

Guilty Pleasure: 1961-63 Pontiac Tempest With Trophy 4 Engine

Most of the vehicles in this series were built in the last 25 years, but what about classic Detroit cars that nobody in their right mind would want? The early Pontiac Tempest... read more March 21, 2012 by


 
Antron Brown at Pomona - Anne Proffit photo

Brown, Hight, Line NHRA Victors At Phoenix

The Firebird International Raceway dragstrip outside Phoenix, Arizona is known to be tough on competitors. Nestled south of the city on a plain, it's desert pure and simple... read more February 20, 2012 by


 
1964 Pontiac XP-833 Banshee Prototype

1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept Looking For Good Home

Take a glimpse at the 1964 Pontiac Banshee concept and tell us what you see. An Opel GT, perhaps, or a 1968 Corvette? Both would be correct answers, since the Banshee heavily... read more December 7, 2011 by


 
 

 
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