• For me, without question, the 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am. Both 'Star Wars' and 'Smokey and The Bandit' were released this month actually and I was seven years old. It was good to be a kid… sans the clothing of course. Click here if you want a good laugh.

    My oldest brother was in college and his buddy had this identical car. (not bad for a college kid, i know) When he would come over, I used to beg him to sit in the driver's seat when it was parked and play make believe. No matter is was a black T/A with black seats with t-tops off and it's been sitting in the South Texas sun. 1st degree burns be damned. The Bandit had wicked power slides to do and a "Texas Bubble Gum Machine" to evade!

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  • Probably the Honda Accord was the most influential car of 1977. I put down a deposit on one and after 4 months of waiting bought a used vw dasher instead.

    That Toyota is nice, I can't find any actual cars but there is this

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    1977 was pretty bleak.

  • 1977 Datsun 280Z was standard with an 2.8 litre, overhead cam straight 6, fuel injection and radials. 5-speed and AC were optional. I think it was the best buy, most fun and reliable car of 1977, hands down.

  • You didn't say anything about budget so I would go with a 1977 308 GTB for sale at Legendary Motorcar. It's an early Fiberglass bodied 308.

    [image src=" legendarymotorcar.com/images/Vehicles/2015/11/1977-Ferrari-308-1419-32.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • I was going to say a 280Z as well. There's no Z car goodness missing from them that you can't fix with some earlier bumpers. But then I remembered that you could get one of these in 1977 too. While the 280Z is a rare example of an early 1970s car that had managed to age relatively well, this is an even rarer breed: A car that was introduced in the late 1970s and somehow managed to avoid all the terrible styling trends out in force at the time.

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  • Second Gianni on the 308. Jaguar XJC is a good choice as well [image src=" s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/db/dc/66/dbdc66380712f32d53bee7c3290e31be.jpg" width="400px"/]

    • And playing by the local CL rules of KBZ below…

      would have to go with this one that's still for sale – pickins is slim –
      anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/6109218438.html
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    • My local CL has nothing but used up crap for 1977. Except maybe for this VW-based thing (but not Thing) with plenty of sharp edges.

      [image src=" images.craigslist.org/00e0e_blrVclzRIYD_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • i got confused – assumed you meant the best 1977 car available from local online options, which (using my ex-local SFCL) really came down to a clean Mustang II Cobra or a super cool Toronado XS with the glass-meets-glass corner on the back window

    [image src=" curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/280412.jpg" width="300px"/]

    but then i thought you meant *any* car available in 1977, which is a lot of cars

    or could also mean cars *introduced* in 1977, of which i've pasted in a list below, and from which, if i could travel back in time to pick up a brand new one from the dealership, i'd have a hard time not going with…

    the Matra Rancho

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    or maybe the Toyota Kijang

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    or a meticulously spec'd 928

    [image src=" topcarrating.com/porsche/1977-porsche-928-4.jpg" width="500px"/]

    but ultimately would probably come to my senses for the Vantage

    [image src=" cdn4.3dtuning.com/info/Aston%20Martin%20V8%20Vantage%201977%20Coupe/factory/7.jpg" width="500px"/]

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta (116)
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage (1977)
    BMW 7 Series (E23)
    Chrysler LeBaron
    Chrysler Sigma
    Chrysler Sunbeam
    Daewoo Maepsy
    Daihatsu Charade
    Datsun 810
    Dodge Diplomat
    Fiat Fiorino
    Ford LTD II
    Triumph TR7 Sprint
    Holden HZ
    LADA 4×4
    Lincoln Versailles
    Matra Rancho
    Opel Rekord Series E
    Peugeot 305
    Pontiac Phoenix
    Porsche 928
    Toyota Chaser
    Toyota Kijang
    Triumph TR7 Sprint
    Volkswagen Derby
    Volvo 262C

  • Yes KBZ, YESSSS… Volvo 262C Bertone with a widebody conversion!

    [image src=" volvere.fi/images/Bertone%202013/262C-2013-20.jpg" width="400px"/]
    [image src=" volvere.fi/images/Bertone%202013/262C-2013-23.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-american/vintage-review-1977-chevrolet-caprice-motor-trend-car-of-the-year/

  • I think I'd have to go with a 1977 Lotus Esprit if cost was no option.

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