|1977 Pontiac Can Am|
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Random Car Wednesday: 1977 Pontiac Can Am
I first saw this car a few months ago, and it popped up all over the place for a while before vanishing. Worse yet, it only showed itself when I didn't have my camera with me. Thankfully, it reappeared a few days ago and I was able to snap a picture. So now it's my great pleasure to introduce you to today's RCW, the 1977 Pontiac Can Am. Based on the LeMans platform, the Can Am was a sporty performance coupe with a number of interesting options. Each Can Am was painted Cameo White, and was quickly identified by the brightly-colored stripes. It was a very seventies look, and complemented Pontiac's other performance vehicle, the Firebird Trans Am. The Can Am also got the Firebird's shaker hood scoop, which rested atop the T/A 6.6 variant of Pontiac's 400-cubic-inch V8. The motor cranked out 200 horsepower, which wasn't half bad for its time. All in all, the Can Am was a very cool car, but it only lasted a very short time. It was introduced halfway through the 1977 model year, and was not continued for 1978. Total production is estimated to be about 1,377 units, which makes this a very uncommon machine. Naturally, getting to see this one was awesome, and hopefully it makes it to a car show or two before it goes back into hiding.
Posted by James Craig