1991 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
A beloved symbol of 1970s car culture. An icon of disco era design.
A redneck's red-letter regalia. It's gaudy. Garish. Tacky. Even
vulgar. And we love it. This is the story of Pontiac's Screaming
Chicken, the largest and most recognizable decal in automotive
history. Lost to time is the name of the man that first referred to
the graphic as a "Screaming Chicken." The nickname came quickly. By
the late 1970s, even Car and Driver was using the label. No doubt
derogatory, over time the epithet has become one of endearment,
although the brand's hardest purists still hate it. That bunch
landed on "hood bird" four decades ago and refused to budge. Others
go with "Rising Phoenix" or simply "Firebird." The ignorant usually
refer to the massive flaming fowl as an Eagle or a Hawk.
This rounded off version of the iconic Firebird right out of 1991
remains in very nice condition with a low mileage clocked at
46,067. It's a "chicken less" hood, and a removable smoked glass T
top, all bathed in Bright Red and ripe for the picking. Call it a
forbidden fruit low hanging and in our south hallway.
A Bright Red base coat and clear coat respray adorns the straight
panels of this car. Virtually no chrome and all composite bumpers
and front and rear parts come together to form this aerodynamic and
slightly lighter car than the Trans Am version. The lines of this
car blend seamlessly to form the final shape, all smooth and
aerodynamic. All red. All looking great from the hidden headlights
through the T top smoked glass roof, rear greenhouse glass and sexy
spoiler bringing up the rear. Pontiac cast wheels with black
negative spaces are on all 4 corners.
Gray cloth makes up the dual buckets in front and the 2 plus 2
seats in the rear. The remainder of the interior keeps with the
gray only a little darker for the clean dash and pristine newly
installed carpeting. They shaved off the former straight lines and
now curves abound in this nice interior. Even the black sculpted
console looks very aerodynamic. We note a built-in panel just below
dash central that houses the digital radio and temp sliders. In
front of the driver, a lineup of inset round gauges is seen with
virtually every aspect of this car monitored.
3.1 Liter V6 sits in a super clean and shiny environment with
little to no corrosion. It has EFI and a 700R4 4-speed automatic. A
10-bolt rear axle is noted on the back. A word as the injectors
have been recently replaced.
Front independent coil springs and rear torque arm with coil
springs is seen. Power disc braking is upfront, and power drums for
the back. A stock exhaust is on along with power steering.
A quick starter, smooth driver and some nice power. Overall, a good
car, with some new paint, carpeting and fuel injectors. Everything
was working just wonderfully during my drive.
Right out of 1991, this red, red bird is ready to have its key
turned and driven away for more fun. Look at it as your screaming
chicken less Firebird lighting the tires up and looking good doing
2-2 Door Hatchback
3-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
T-3.1L V6 140hp
L-Los Angeles, CA Assy Plant
240137-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.