The picture above was taken in 1975, the year I bought my Trans Am and I was eighteen years old. After two fun years culminating in the summer of 1977, I parked the car for engine repair and never drove it again. Now I plan to restore it.
Due to a 1972 UAW strike, at which GM was the target, Firebird and Trans Am production was devastated. All told only 1286 Trans Ams were completed (at the plant, over 2,100 Firebird and Camaro models were in various stages of assembly when the strike ended, but as these cars would not meet the new 1973 Federal standards, these cars were all scrapped !) with an untold number left on the line that would never make it to final assembly. Automatics out numbered the 4-speed cars by nearly two-to-one with an 828 to 458 margin. The 1972 Trans Am production would hold the distinction of being the second lowest in history; and this is one of the 828 automatics of that year.
In 1972, the two stock colors available were either Cameo White or Lucerne Blue. This is one of the rare "custom color code" delivered. A complete historical package I purchased from Pontiac Historical Services proves this to be true and authentic. Check out the Photo Gallery.