Typical of the American muscle car it had sleek lines, pop up headlights and often a chunky V8 engine.
What made this car stand out was that the windscreen had a 62 degree slope on it, something that had not been done before.. looks kinda sexy, doesn't it?.
The Trans Am also had rear wheel drive and an automatic gear box.
Here in Australia we didn't see many of these cars so it was a exciting moment when we did spot one.
Working in a service station in the 80s, I saw a few now and then, the most common was a black one similar to Knight Rider's car 'K.I.T.T'.
The owner stated he was gong to sell it because he was sick of kids pelting his car with rocks to "Make it Talk".
Pop up headlights was a first for fire-bird cars and set it apart from earlier models.
The large back windscreen had no metal body to hold it into place, A new era in styling.
The show was called Knight Rider and it stared "The Hoff" ( David Hasselhoff ) and his sidekick car called K.I.T.T.
K.i.t.t. stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand and cost around $100,000 to build.
He was a crime fighters best friend.
K.i.t.t. was everything you wanted in a car and more.
To me the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was one of the best looking cars to come out of America.