1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula - Runs - Needs Restoration

Price: - Item location: Annapolis, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Formula
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 92794
  • VIN: 2U87Z6N500843
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 6.6L 400 Cu. In. V8 Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1976 Pontiac Firebird

1976 PontiacFirebird Formula

Vin: 2U87Z6N500843

I tried to get a vehicle history based on VI, but apparently those are only available on automobiles made after 1981.

2= Pontiac U=Formula 87 = Sport Coupe Z= V8 Pontiac400ci engine, 4bbl carb 6 = 1976 N = built in Norwood, Ohio 500843 =serial number

Description is long. You may feel some is unnecessary, but I want to give as full disclosure as I am able, to offer most accurate expectations for potential buyers.

I am a novice, yet I ambitiously purchased this car some time ago intending to restore it.I got it at tune up, and got it running, but further restoration with my income proves elusive.

I thought I would wait until I won the lottery and then I could do it up properly! …Time to wake up! I have not won the lottery yet, and even if I did,I must be honest and say I do not really have the skill necessary to do the restoration job properly, and it would show, so why not make it available to someone who can do it up properly!

Vehicle originally had vinyl seats, I found some original leather seats and half replaced them. The other half I had to do full replacement, but my wife junked all my spare parts that I had in the shed one day when I was at work! Trunk still has a few spare parts that were spared from my wife’s “cleaning”.

Last run 2 years ago, then we took the battery out to use for my wife’s car, has notrun since. Gas tank was full, not drained, but being full should have prevented most condensation.

While it did run last I tried, I would not count on it to run; best to plan on pulling it out on a car trailer.

I believe previous owner replaced the carburetor to get better fuel efficiency. SEE PIC...I am not a mechanic or auto professional, but that dose not look like a four barrel carburetor to me. - As you can see; I found where wasps had made their nest … (on the carburetor , when I went to take the picture.

A “friend” told me it the engine is not the original, but he tends to say things to try and get under my skin and see how I’ll react... so, I do not know. It is a V8 and the valve cover color seems correct. Few years back when I had a professional tune up they did not say anything to me in that regard. Examine pics for more detail.

I always used synthetic oil to further protect engine.

Speedometer reads 92,794.7 miles

To give some idea of value you are getting:

Original hoods selling for over $1,200.00 !

Even when rusted, original rims sell for $100.00 a piece!

When restored a 1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula will sell for around$30,000.00 + !