24. 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am
Americans might not have the refined lineage of some of the European sports car manufacturers, but for pure “cool style”, it’s hard to beat the muscled look of the 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am. Unlike most new models, it was delayed until the end of February due to tooling and engineering problems, and there were no convertibles available, which had been a staple for the first generation. The classic Coke bottle body style that had embodied the first-generation Firebird from 1967-1969 was replaced by the “swooping bird” style that endured until 1981.