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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

A classic Screaming Chicken

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

This Firebird is finished in Cameo White and features the “screaming chicken” on the hood. The exterior also features chin and rear deck spoilers, wheel well air deflectors, and concealed windshield wipers.

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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

It rides on a set of cast aluminum 15-inch snowflake wheels with BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white letter tires.

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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“The cockpit is furnished with Carmine Red vinyl high-back bucket seats and a color-coordinated rear bench, matched with the door panels, dash, and carpeting,” the listing states. “The instrument panel is trimmed with engine-turned aluminum. Additional features include an Alpine AM/FM/CD sound system, air conditioning, cruise control, courtesy lighting, a window defroster, a visor vanity mirror, and a tilt steering column.”

Under the hood of this Pontiac is a 6.6-liter V8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor. The engine is paired with a console-shifted three-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.

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6.6-liter V8 engine

The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 40K miles, which the selling dealer believes to be accurate. This Firebird has power steering, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.

The sale includes a clear Massachusetts title, window sticker, and owner’s booklets.

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Original window sticker

This 1979 Pontiac Firebird’s auction ends on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 11:40 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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