The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Pontiac Trans Am. We make the process of selling your Pontiac Trans Am quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
Trans Am is a special package designation made available by Pontiac for its Firebird line of sports cars. Beginning in 1969, Firebird buyers were able to opt for improved performance and handling as well as styling on their cars, officially known as the Trans Am Performance and Appearance package.
The Trans Am package was available for all Firebirds sold by Pontiac from 1969 until 2002, when the Firebird was discontinued. Due to improvements made to performance over the years, as well as reaction to regulations and market demand, Trans Ams can be found with vast difference in engine size, construction and performance, even within the same production year.
The Trans Am reached its pinnacle in its second generation, lasting from 1970 to 1981. Famously, this style of Trans Am can be seen in movies such as Smokey and the Bandit and Rocky II. The original Knight Rider’s KITT was a third generation Trans Am.
Pontiac leased the name Trans Am from the Sports Car Club of America, who had copyrighted the phrase for one its races. Pontiac paid SCCA $5 for each car sold. Ironically, no Trans Am was ever allowed to compete in the Trans Am race because they engine size is larger than allowed by SCCA.
Since 2012, General Motors has partnered with independent company Trans Am Depot to customize new Chevrolet Camaros in the style of classic Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams.