I bought a 1977 trans am in 1989. It was sitting outside of a body shop ,silver with a black interior 400, 4 speed. After looking at it for a few weeks from my shop across the street I decided to ask the shop owner what was the story with the car. He said the owner never paid for work and handed him over the title, and for $800.00 , I could have it. It was silver mostly, with a black interior. Long story short, it was such a monster. Really a fast car that I street raced in Philly on the weekends. When it started to show signs of rot , due to east coast weather, I decided to sell it. I've regretted that decision ever since. Luckily I found a really nice 76 that was garage kept its whole life, but needed the driveline rebuilt. And that's the story, 32 years in the making.