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Old 01-12-2004, 06:26 AM
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What's a '76 Trans Am worth?

I'm basically a Ford guy but most importantly a car guy. I've run across a really clean 76 Trans Am that has a 400 and automatic. The car is a non T top, yellow with a camel interior. The vehichle is pristine with only 49,000 original miles and un molested. It does need some basics, like new tires (old ones dry rotted) and a tune up.

Yeah I know it's a low compression engine, 7.5:1 ect, but basically it's and end of a era, cars with big engines, and Trans Am's do handle nice. What kind of automatic, turbo 350 or 400? I know GM started using 350's behing big motors around then.

I'm really not into restoration but do have a healthy respect for cars that manage to survive, my only mods would be minimal, such as a true dual exhaust with flow masters and mabey a set of 16" rims. The asking price is $9,500.
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Hi Huskinhano- I'm thinking that $9,500.00 is a little steep for that car. After you put the true duals and new tire & wheels on, you'll be about $11,000.00 into a car that is probably worth about $8,000.00. Thats just my opinion, and it isn't based on any research (which you should definately do). It does sound like it would be a fun project though-especially with such low miles. Also, I may be wrong but I think that car has a th400. Good luck!
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Thanks! I wasn't really sure of the value but I thought somewhere around there. Most likely I won't get it. It was one of those things when you run across a real sweet car. It's that money thing again rearing it's ugly head! Besides I'd have to sell something

But you're right. It does sound very interesting!
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:59 AM
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Do a Blue Book on it. They have a website, and you get a pretty close to market value quote from them.

http://www.bluebook.com

This way you can guarantee what it's worth and sock it to the seller.

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Old 01-12-2004, 09:36 AM
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I don't think Kelly Blue Book will list a value for a pre-1984 without subscription.
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The mid/late 70s TAs are climbing in value, they have become quite a hot seller over the last year or so. The 76 model was the last year for the 455, and the 455 cars are the hot sellers, but nice, original cars are tough to find. I would say a 49,000 mile original is worth $7500.00 depending upon specifics. Some of these cars have really taken off and I have seen 455 four speed trans ams fetch well over $15,000.00 Thanks, Brian
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with that low miles you could get what you're asking from teh right buyer. I payed 4k for my formula (77, 65k miles, cherry) and then talked to a TA show winner. He offered me 4 on the spot for it, he said it was worth btw 6-8 in that condition. Nice eh? Those cars are keepers nowadays, they're jumping up in value.

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All T/A's from 1975 on used the TH350 because of the cat converter. There wasn't enough room for a TH400 with GM's big converters. The best 76 T/As to look for are the 455s or the black special edition cars.
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