Rare One Owner 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350, 83K Miles, Very NICE ONE!

Price: - Item location: Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Formula 350
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Formula 350
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 83500
  • VIN: 1G2FS2187KL254704
  • Color: The RIGHT Red
  • Engine size: 350 Fuel Injected V8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350

Greetings! Well, my Wife has finally decided to sell her baby. This is a rare and very beautiful 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350. I heard they made a gazillion 1989 Formula 305s, but only 1500 Formula 350s, so it's definitely a nice 30 year old collectible car. It's a one owner car purchased brand new by my Wife and with a little more detail work could be a very nice show car right now. Still runs and drives like it did when new. It was her regular driver to work etc. for the first years and she has guarded it with her life every since. She's primarily been the only one to drive it. When new vehicles came along she always wanted to still keep the Firebird. It's been meticulously maintained and cared for all of its life and it shows. Always smoke-free. Where we didn't need it for transportation it has just sat stored in a garage for about the last 17 or so years. Started often and driven a little each year, but hasn't went more than ~150 miles in all that time. When we could, we would throw a little loot at it to fix it up. Here are some of the items we've replaced in an effort to restore it: New paint job (not perfect, but looks pretty close), new tires and KMC wheels w/less than ~500 miles on them, new $1000 exhaust system (Magnaflow I think). Many other items have been replaced: Starter, water pump, serpentine belt, many new hoses, nice new shocks, injectors, front air dam, hood support struts etc. She's got her eye on another sporty car, so we decided to see what would happen if we listed it for sale. If she can get at least what we're asking, she says she'll let it go. It would have to be nearly impossible to find another that is a much finer example of this model of car, a one owner survivor car that's been babied and cherished it's whole life. This car has enough power to break things, so that's why it hasn't been used for that. We take exceptional care of our stuff, so its power has been enjoyed modestly and gently, always. Not hot rodded like you'd expect. Never off of pavement. The paint job is beautiful and is the original color of red it came with new. It's the PERFECT red for a car like this. It's all been color sanded and polished and looks pretty killer, but there are a few spots that have what I'll call a little "blushing" that still needs a little more buffing to be perfect. There is still some residual polishing compound down in cracks and along the molding etc. that needs to be cleaned up better here and there. There are also a few little dings that the guy was supposed to repair and didn't. Paintless ding repair would take them out if desired. There are a few other minor defects in the paint keeping it from being near perfect show quality, but it looks pretty much show quality and would blend in at a car show just fine. The car has never been wrecked, but did get a fender bender when her Father backed into the passenger door/front fender area. It was repaired, but later some checking showed through the paint. When we got it repainted I stressed that he address that fully, but he didn't and the old repair checking can again be seen through the paint. Not very noticeable at all, but it's there, just in that location. I'm not aware of any rust at all. This car was driven only one year in the winter. The rest of it's life it's always been stored inside and never again driven in winter. The only thing I know that's wrong with it for sure is that the driver's door handle is a little loose. It functions perfectly, just is a little loose. May be missing a little clippy doo, or just needs tightened, not sure. We had the old dark window tinting that was illegal removed and replaced with the darkest legal shade on both side windows and the back window. One flaw is that she had a DashMat on it and the velcro attachment spots can still be seen in a few areas. The A/C blows ice cold and everything else works as far as I know. Power windows, power door locks, CD and cruise control with ~83900 original miles. Comes with what she called her "Racing Snow Tires", which are similar to what is on it, but really expensive and have really aggressive tread that she used that one year in the snow. Also, I have a new replacement air dam I purchased to have in case something ever happened to the one on it that'll go with it. It has brand new Lloyd's custom floor mats that were $pendy. They are embroidered with the Firebird. Would prefer to have the new owner pick the car up. I'm not familiar with shipping and will not be able to assist with it. Happy to speak with potential buyers to answer any questions you may have and my Wife and I will make an attempt to describe this car in a manner that does it justice. 30 year old gem! :)