1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400, one owner, 7625 original miles, rust free
Price: - Item location: Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Firebird
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Formula 400
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 7,625
- VIN: 226871N123323
- Color: Gold
- Engine size: 400
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula 4001971 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 purchased new, and still owned by my friend Sal in Connecticut. Original paint Low original documented 7625 miles. We have elected to put the car out there as the garage find . The car has been run in the recent time frame, but it currently has a dead battery. The future owner may want to do their own recommissioning. When it ran last the motor sounded excellent, and all the cars options functioned correctly. I will go through the general condition of the car below.
Body: Original Castilian Bronze with the exception of the trunk which was painted pre-delivery to Sal. The paint is showing typical laquar checking in a few places. There is some paint fade on the rubber nose as well as the plastic fillers by the rear bumper. The chrome is showing pitting.
Interior: Original Sandalwood seats, and door panels are in excellent shape as is the carpets, and headliner. Dash is free of cracks, gauges are clear. I would call this interior Showroom fresh, and I don't use those words lightly. It even smells new. Never smoked in.
Engine Compartment: Completely original with the exception of the alternator (replaced in the 80's) plugs and wires (originals come with the car). Factory AC which is still charged with R12. All original hose clamps. After a cleaning this car was to be judged as a amazing survivor.
Chassis: The bottom of the car has small layer of rust scale on the bare metalsurfaces such as he lief springs, and coils. A good scrubbing would remove it. The belly pan is absolutely clean. There is a thin layer of undercoating in the wheel wells that appears factory or dealer installed. Cobwebs, aside the bottom of the car is very nice. Like you would expect a 7600 mile 1971 car to look. The factory original transverse muffler looks new still. Sal added tips on the exahst the first week he had the car. They are still present. The tires are original style, but are not original to the car. Sal sought them out years ago. They are old, but hold air and do not appear dry rotted.
Mechanical: The Firebird was started thought out the last years, but has not been driven in two years. Again, I have presented this as a garage find that will start and run with a new battery, but should be sympathetically recommissioned. I have decided to offer it before we do the recommissioning to see if anyone wants to do the rewarding work such as removing it from the garage, wiping the dust and cobwebs, and taking pics of it in its entombment location.
Please call me with any questions or discuss offers, and reserve. Please don't bid on it just to see the reserve. I am happy tell you.
Call Frank at 602-908-9267