This 1978 Pontiac Phoenix is a distinct way to arrive on the
classic car scene. And because it has V8 power, a custom A/C
interior, and an overall driver-oriented style, you'll be talking
about more than just how this is a rarer brother to the Chevy
This shares the same silhouette as the Novas, and so you get that
same appeal of a sleekness that just seemed destined for V8 power.
And the Phoenix arguably had the more aggressive look with the
split grille and a power dome in the hood that flowed all the way
up front. And the Rally II wheels are another great visual link to
Pontiac's muscle car tradition. The paint is a respray of the
factory-correct Sundance Yellow. It does the right job of showing
off good body panels but it never gets too glossy. Instead, it just
has the right aged-in style of a good driver-ready classic. There's
a nice hint of black with the B-pillars, rear bumper insert,
mudguards, and rear spoiler. It all makes for an attractive car
that was also made to cruise.
The interior shows off some more flair than the exterior without
getting outlandishly wild. For example, the upholstery has the
fresh look of a more recent investment. Black with yellow piping
would be the kind of thing we'd expect on a wild muscle car, but
here, you also recognize it's just coordinating with the exterior
colors. In fact, what you'll appreciate is the vintage style down
to details like the full wood-like trim and working dome light.
Good fundamentals like the carpeting, headliner, and dash make this
very inviting, and that's why it makes for a great classic driver.
Plus, this one is really built around you. A center console tilted
towards the driver, high-back front bucket seats, and a sports
steering wheel on a tilt column are the kind of features we all
want but few of us get in a vintage car. And there are also
well-integrated upgrades that make this a better cruiser like the
retro-style AM/FM digital tuner and R134a air conditioning.
Under the hood is where this Pontiac is pure Chevy power, and
that's a good thing. The 305 cubic-inch V8 is known to be a hardy
motor. So this is a solid cruiser from day one. Of course, these
small blocks also have a great reputation for easy and affordable
upgrades, and so you may choose to go beyond just the new shining
valve covers. But before you think about fulfilling your muscle car
dreams, you may want to appreciate just how well this one drives
right now. You have great cruiser features like a three-speed
automatic transmission, power steering power brakes (with a newer
booster), front discs, and wide Cooper Cobra tires.
The Pontiac X-bodies are a rarer sight, and the Phoenix name was
only applied to them for a few short years. So You are looking at
true rarity in a true cruiser package. So if you want to really
drive your classic, you know this one is irresistible. Call