1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 6.6L 1-Owner Low Miles (w/TA Performance Options)

Price: US $22,000.00 Item location: Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Trim: Convertible Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 66,457
  • VIN: 2U87K9L126248
  • Engine size: 6.6L 403CU Olds/Pontiac V-8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Drive type: Turbo Hydramatic
  • Options: Convertible T-Tops
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Pontiac Firebird

1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula 6.6L 1-Owner Low Miles (w/TA Performance Options) Fisher T-top Convertible and W50 Formula Option Package in Cameo White/Blue Stripes

1979 Firebird Formula (Formula Coupes: 24851 Rarest of all Firebird productions lines in that year and even less in T-top convertibles) Up for sale this rare find out of a personal collection a 1979 Firebird Formula factory 6.6 liter. Yes this is a firebird with the original L-80 403 ci. from the plant. This beauty is a rust free bird from California the car is in excellent shape. Only 66457 original miles. Fresh base/clear finish and stripes in original colors. Original interior featuring excellent headliner (no apparent leaks) Deluxe seats with racing checkerboard pattern in light blue velour beautiful metal dash bezel all functional Rally gauges AC that blows cold in Retro-fit R134A (may need charged) Period-correct AM-FM Pioneer Cassette player and equalizer that plays at it should period-correct custom working fog lamps Fisher T-Tops which are possibly the best engineered tops made in that era great sounding original exhaust American Racing series custom wheels (includes its set of original Rally II rims and lugs) and excellent tires. Car comes very well documented with build sheet original owner manual and brochures. Sacramento California United States 1-owner. Special Notes: Maintenance schedule is current. Clean engine with 36 year-old natural patina-No leaks. Clean metal. Note the original blue finish with natural patina on the floor pans and original felt liner with original clean trunk pan. Clean interior excellent headliner and good rubbers. Ready to roll. Handles exceptionally well.

Options and other Formula information:

L-80 Olds 403 6.6L 4BBL Rochester @200hp and 325 lb-ft torque dual exhaust AC Power Steering Power Disc Brakes Fisher T-Tops w/boots Sport Mirrors Rally Guages and Deluxe Interior period-correct custom Fog Lamps and Pioneer Stereo system original economy spare 3.08 Rear Axle Ratio (on the 403 cars) 0-60 in @7.9 sec and @15.5/97.9 mph Engineered on 87 octane unleaded fuel.

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According to Car and Driver production volume testifies that the Second-Gen Firebird was most popular with consumers. Its combination of beautiful styling superb handling and strong Pontiac V-8 performance makes Formulas and Trans Ams of this era highly coveted by collectors and performance traditionalists alike.

Though the Trans Am received the entire spotlight by the late-1970s the Formula was the smart man’s Trans Am. It had 90% of the looks of the Trans Am yet was a bargain in comparison. A hot performance oriented Formula could be nicely optioned with the same performance options as the Trans Am yet save the buyer thousands.

The standard Formula had the base Trans Am performance oriented tuned suspension which included standard 15x7 inch wheels in either the Rally II or snowflake design. With this suspension came standard front discs and rear drums brakes.

The interior could be appointed with all the same luxury and power options available on the Trans Am. Even the Trans Am’s famous metal dashboard bezel was standard on the Formula. The Formula could even be ordered with the upscale velour cloth seats which were also optional on the Trans Am. And if the buyer wanted T-tops those were also on the option list.

Cosmetically the 1979 Formula came with a two tone paint scheme which consisted of a lower body color that ran the entire length of the car and was incorporated into the lower portion of the front and rear fascias. Separating the lower body color from the main exterior color werestylish stripes which ran the entire length of the car. The lower body color was also used to accent the front portion of the twin hood scoops. And if this scheme was too sedate the W50 decal package could be ordered which added large “Formula” decals; one was located below each side door and another could be found on the optional rear spoiler. Standard on all Formulas were sail panel bird decals.

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