Classics – Oddball Pontiac Trans Am Kammback concept is up for grabs image

In case you have the decades you might look back with look towards the 1980s – when boomboxes were everywhere and bizarre models such as the Pontiac Trans Am Kammback weren’t out of place.

This concept arose from the idea that somebody buying a muscle car would also want to use it as a family ride for those moments when you take the kids to a picnic – which inherently doesn’t happen because these models usually have space for the driver and the slim blonde on the passenger seat. But General Motors decided to address the issue back in 1985 by envisioning the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Kammback concept – a V8 shooting brake with muscle car credentials. The project never saw the light of day but one of the proofing concepts is now becoming available for Barrett Jackson’s 2017 sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 14-22.


This long-roof Trans Am concept has a high-output 305-cubic-inch (5.0-liter) V8 and a five-speed manual transmission, as well as numerous great features for 1985: air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and tilting steering wheel. The white exterior is complemented by a Dove Gray leather interior. The model comes with a three-ring binder detailing the Trans Am Kammback’s history, and a letter from Pontiac Historical Services with more info.