by Bo Durban
January 7, 2022
"THE BANDIT IS HERE!"...advertisement from August, 1977. Note the movie came out May 27, 1977.
It is interesting they put the VIN in the ad. It is not like a potential buyer could do much with it back then without the internet...
2W87 - Trans Am
- K - 403ci 185hp Oldsmobile engine
- 7 - 1977 model year
- N - Norwood, Ohio assembly plant
- 243620 - Sequential unit number (starting at 100001) (https://news.classicindustries.com/trans-am-firebird-vin...)
1977 prices based on options listed:
- $5,456 - Base price Trans Am
- $478 - Air Conditioning
- $108 - Power Windows
- $57 - Tilt wheel
- Auto, PS, PB were standard equipment
- $221 - Destination charge (shipping)
That would be $6,320
At $6,388, I doubt it was a Special Edition. Or even a T-Top car... The Special Edition package with t-tops would have added $1,143
To fill out the remaining $68 was probabaly the power lock option.