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Classic & Collectible Pontiac Cars of the 1970s

The 1970s Classic Pontiac Cars Channel covers the top Pontiac models of the decade. See what's under the hoods of 1970s classic Pontiac cars.

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1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

A sloping Endura front end, highlighted by a slim bumper line and modification of Pontiac's traditional divided grille, led off the 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am facelift. Learn more about the 1074 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in this article.


1973-1975 Pontiac Grand Am

The 1973-1975 Pontiac Grand Am was one of the most focused and well-executed cars Pontiac ever brought to market. This car featured European styling that was meant to compete with Mercedes BMW Audi and Volvo. Learn about this Pontiac success. See more »

1969-1972 Pontiac Grand Prix

Revived from near-death the 1969-1972 Pontiac Grand Prix proved popular with sharp styling and powerful engines. John DeLorean is the man who made the Grand Prix a success when he suggested a new design based on the Le Mans. Learn about the 1969-72 Grand Prix. See more »

1971-1976 Pontiac

The 1971-1976 Pontiac models marked the end of a successful era of large performance-oriented cars. Government-mandated emissions standards and rising insurance rates cut into sales of high-performance cars. Follow the Pontiac story in the early 1970s. See more »

1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am

Car enthusiasts debated the selling cost of this historic birthday model before it arrived on the market and in fact its value as a collector car is still undetermined. Find out why this model has been a subject of scrutiny and what its future may hold. See more »

1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am

The super sleek 1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am commemorated Pontiac's 50th anniversary. It proved such a hit that the company modeled the 1977-79 Special Edition Model after it. Find out why and learn more about its appeal. See more »