18. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am K type
Even though the 70s were a rough time for automakers, Pontiac wasn’t deterred and thus the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am K type was born. The original Type K was not supposed to be on the Trans Am package at all, it was designed for the base Firebird. Designed by Jerry Brockstein the Type K featured elements of a station wagon that were combined with a traditional Firebird. No Camaro was designed as this was going to be a Pontiac exclusive vehicle. Designwise, the Type K featured an all-glass roof and a fiberglass body.
The Type K was meant to be for consumers who wanted a Firebird but liked more interior space. Dimensions in these early Firebirds were quite cramped inside, so any chance to increase interior space was welcomed. The Type K never went into production but there are a few prototypes that are floating around. This was a rare part of the Pontiac lineage.