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were so equipped. They were produced by Hurst, and traveled about a third of the width of the roof. They were installed by a subcontractor. Sales exceeded the 100,000 copies for the first time.

Submitted: April 12, 2012

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The base engine was now the Spirit of inline six-cylinder Chevrolet. The power of all engines was lowered because of the catalyst, resulting in 185 "ridiculous" horses for this V8 400 (6.6L). carb backloading



D - 250 L6 it, double body carburetor, 100 hp (L22)
E - 350 V8 it, carburetor body 4, 175 hp (L76)
M - 350 V8 it, double body carburetor, 155 hp (L30)
S - 400 V8 it, carburetor body 4, 185 hp (L78)
W - 455 V8 it, carburetor body 4, 200 hp (L75)

The front and rear bumpers are revisited, the upper fiberglass front is retained but the bottom unsightly and replaced by a totally plastic bumper, more angular. Parking lights / turn signals are redéplacés down, this time at the ends of the two air intakes. The style of the front bumper is copied to the rear. The cover of Formula is more streamlined and starts toward the middle of the hood, but a specificity of 1976. To give a new feature to the Formula, a decorative option could be added (RPO W50), it included rocker highlighted by a black band of color, the air inlets of the cover were the same for blacks within the grids of the bumper. The 400 V8 is the same as 1975. This is the last year for the 455 HO below the previous year, which remained also unchanged.

A special edition of the Trans Am is also developed, accentuated by black bands and a golden eagle, the 50th Anniversary will be sold in 2590 copies. To complete the decoration, the rims Honeycombs, the metal part of the Formula steering wheel and the bottom panel were gilded. It is also on the Trans Am that were introduced early T-Tops, 643 of them were so equipped. They were produced by Hurst, and traveled about a third of the width of the roof. They were installed by a subcontractor. Sales exceeded the 100,000 copies for the first time.

D - 250 L6 it, double body carburetor, 100 hp (L22)
M - 350 V8 it, double body carburetor, 155 hp (L30)
P - 350 above V8, carburetor body 4, 165 hp (L76)
S - 400 V8 it, carburetor body 4, 185 hp (L78)
W - V8 455 HO below, carburetor body 4, 200 hp (L75)


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