16. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
In 1969, Pontiac wanted to present a model they could homologate for Trans Am racing. However, as a part of GM, the factory was still under the racing ban. So, to mask its intentions, Pontiac introduced the Firebird Trans Am as a loaded version. It featured big-block power from the famous 400 V8 engine and the Ram Air III or IV intake system.
However, this special version with its signature white paint, blue stripes and Rally II wheels proved to be a tough sell, so they only sold 634 Firebird Trans Ams. And among those, only eight were convertibles. As you probably know, the Trans Am later became a full-fledged member of the Firebird range. But for the first generation of this legendary muscle car, the Trans Am was a one-year-only model.