1998 Pontiac Trans Am
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.
For consignment, originally from our friends up north in the St.
Therese, Canada assembly plant, this sculpted, aerodynamic T-topped
muscle car. With its extremely low original miles, the WS6 version
has a mere 7,639 on the clock. A consignor stated 2 owner original
car which has been garage kept, never smoked in, and all in
All dressed up in Bright Red, from the 2 bumps at the front of the
fenders that magically turn into headlights, to the Ram Air intake
cowling hood flanked by 2 front fender bumps, and more intake
inlets on the quarter panels, to the severely raked windscreen, to
the rear trunk lid that seems to go on forever as it becomes an
integrated spoiler. All in nice condition, and the optional T-tops
are with this car. Special upgraded factory WS6 wheels are seen on
Dark Pewter leather covers the front power buckets, with the
driver's being power adjustable, the rear 2 plus 2 bench, and
steering wheel, as well as gearshift. Leather is soft and supple,
shows no folds or errors. A swooping center console is flanked by
the buckets and makes its way to the dash while including a glove
box/armrest, cup holder, gearshift, climate controls, and a Monsoon
AM/FM/Cassette player with equalizer. The normal cluster
instruments are clean and bright. Nice matching charcoal gray
carpet floods the floor.
A 350ci LS1 V8 is found within the engine bay and is electronically
fuel injected. The T56 6-speed manual transmission is bolted to the
back, and these in combination make use of the 10-bolt 3.42 rear
axle ratio and posi-traction and this in turn allows the tires to
spin and make the black marks on the pavement!
The undercarriage is showroom with no dirt or scratched paint.
Power front and rear disc brakes are on all the corners, and this
car comes equipped with electronic traction control.
This car started right up, and even smells new! Smooth shifting,
nice power and great ride as well as interior comfort. One gets the
feeling of driving a piece of sculpture with all the inlets and
curved cowlings etc. Overall, a great driver like new, and it
A very low mileage well cared for example of the modern style Trans
Am. Aerodynamically designed and performance enhanced to be
reliably driven, hassle free. Press the button, open up the top
panels and make some marks on the pavement!
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-5.7L LS1 V8 320hp
2-St. Therese, Quebec, Canada Assy Plant
219924-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.