You don’t need to have a bushy moustache and a catchy CB handle to appreciate the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. The legendary black-and-gold Trans Am is famous for being the ride of choice of a certain “Bandit” seeking to fool the local “Smokies” from East Texas to Georgia. From its T-tops down to the affectionately nicknamed “screaming chicken” emblazoned on the hood, no car epitomizes the era quite like the Trans Am. The period-correct experience continues under the shaker hood, where the 6.6-liter V8 provides enough torque to provide that all-important shove into the seatback, despite emissions restrictions beginning to take their toll on horsepower numbers. If that’s not enough grunt to play cat-and-mouse with the Kojaks, there are plenty of options for souping up the Trans Am in the Upgrade Shop.