6: 1969 Pontiac Trans Am
The Pontiac Trans-Am has always been in the shadow of the Camaro, which is its corporate stablemate. Although the Camaro would always get a good deal of the press, the Firebird was the lesser-known car. The Trans-Am offered a 400 V8 engine with a Ram Air III intake, a first for the period. This made the Trans-Am stand out from the Camaro in its initial run and gave Pontiac fans something unique.
As time went on the Trans-Am would evolve with various trim packages, often differentiating from the Camaro. The two cars were always very similar, but this incarnation of the Trans-Am would propel the Pontiac brand to even higher heights. This also marked the start of the Pontiac partnership with Ram-Air that would last well into the 2000s.