The Pontiac Trans Am will forever be known as one of the iconic muscle cars that helped define an era, but one Trans Am in particular remains at the forefront of the F-body craze. No matter if you know it as the 1978 Special Edition or as the iconic car from Smokey and the Bandit, the black second-gen with prominent gold bird across the hood is one of the most recognized Trans Ams and movie cars for generations of people. It is also the inspiration for one of the fifth-generation Trans Am conversions designed by Kevin Morgan and built by the Trans Am Depot.
While you’ve seen the modern version of the Trans Am SE at cars shows and events like the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, few are ever found up for sale in the secondary market.
In fact, only one has been sold by the original owner before now. But another one is up for sale and it’s even better than the first because it’s from designer Kevin Morgan’s private car collection.
In 2006, Morgan came up with some of the most well-known designs portraying the classic Trans Am with a modern interpretation. When Chevrolet released the fifth-gen Camaro in 2010, Morgan and Trans Am Depot paired to make his designs come to life. What resulted was the continuation of a legend and now you could own a piece of that history.
Morgan’s 2010 Trans Am is #8 of the cars created and features the standard Trans Am conversion package. This package includes Eibach lowering springs and anti-roll bars, a rerouted exhaust with side-exit tips, Xenon HID head lamps, LED custom turn signals, as well as the complete Trans Am body package complete with restyled body panels and functional Shaker hood.
Custom graphics and a TA numbered edition badge package bring this car to life, while embroidered head rests, as well as custom turned aluminum door panel inserts and dash give the interior its finishing touches. The whole package sits atop 20-inch KM forged snowflake wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber.
Currently, the car is equipped with the 6.2L LS3 V8, but this can be upgraded through Trans Am Depot with an LS7 or LSX swap, ProCharger supercharger or Hellion twin-turbo setup.
Trans Am Depot also offers other upgrades including custom two-toned Katzkin seats, a Hurst shifter with skip shift delete, T-tops, a custom dyno tune, and a Pioneer entertainment center that can be added to the car if you wish.
With only 2,400 miles on the odometer and Morgan’s autograph in two locations, this Trans Am is truly a unique modern muscle car. There is no price listed for the Trans Am on Morgan’s website, but there is mention of the first TA sold in the secondary marked selling for over $115,000, so we’re guessing this designer car will go for a pretty penny. But as they say, you get what you pay for.