C87 Vinyl Top: 1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

Pat L. has brought us several great Pontiac Formulas over the years. He found this 1976 Pontiac Formula 400 that has some unique features. While the baby moon hub cabs are not stock, the rest of the car looks… more»

301/4-Speed: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Pontiac rode the crest of a wave in 1979 with its Firebird models. A sales total of 211,453 cars across all model derivatives represented a new record, and our feature car is 1-of-24,850 Formulas ordered that year. However, the… more»

Never-Restored Runner! 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

Pontiac described the Firebird Formula as “Two Scoops, Three Flavors” in its 1973 sales literature. Choosing the only Firebird model available with a choice of 350, 400, or 455 cubic inches let Formula buyers set a performance level matching… more»

1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula with 36,000 Original Miles!

Some people consider the Pontiac Fiero a failed experiment, while others think it was a genuinely great car. The svelte styling and drivetrain configuration promised sports car performance, but the publicity surrounding early quality issues tainted the Fiero’s reputation,… more»

Red White & Blue: 1971 Pontiac Formula 400

In the second year of production for the second generation Firebird, only a few minor changes were made. For the Firebird and Formula models, the primary changers were that faux grills were added to the fenders behind the front… more»

Same Owner 47 Years: 1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula

The Formula was like the upscale Firebird Trans Am without all the glitz and glamour. Under the hood, they could be ordered from mild to wild and looked less assuming than the Burt Reynolds edition from Smokey and the… more»

Canadian 11K Mile: 1979 Pontiac Formula

Low mile cars from the 1970’s are getting harder and harder to find. This 1979 Pontiac Formula has traveled just 19k kilometers or approximately 11K miles since new. The interior is pristine and, while not a heavily optioned car,… more»

455/Doug Nash 5-Speed! 1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Based on nothing but appearance, the 1974 model is among my favorites of the second-generation Firebirds in the looks department, maybe because it was the last year before the back window gained the side glass, plus it still had… more»

Low-Mile Survivor: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula

We’ve recently seen a few low-mileage classics at Barn Finds, and this 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula is up with the best. Although it rolled out of the factory in Norwood, Ohio, it is a Canadian-delivered car. That means that… more»

Nautilus Blue 4 Speed: 1977 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Even before John DeLorean took over Pontiac as its general manager, the Pontiac Motor Division sought to stand out by offering something special to the car enthusiast. Pontiac didn’t produce the most cars and not every car was a… more»

Ram Air Muscle! 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Excitement over the Firebird was still flying high at Pontiac in 1971, with the company offering four different models of the car that year including the base Firebird, the more luxurious Esprit, the sporty Formula, and the top of… more»

4 Speed: 1970 Pontiac Formula 400

The reserve has not been met on this 1970 Pontiac Formula 400. It is equipped with a 4 speed transmission and 12 bolt rear end. This Formula 400 is located in Ogden, Utah and might make a good restoration… more»

Authentic Find: 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

Pontiac introduced the second generation Firebird in 1970 and it was unlike anything seen in the past. The body style was so popular that it lasted 12 years until 1981. Pontiac offered the Firebird, in several configurations including a… more»

Only 11K Miles! 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula

When it comes to second-gen Pontiac Firebirds, the Trans Am sucks all of the air out of the room – they are popular! That being the case, it’s nice to find a more “restrained” Formula model for sale, especially… more»

17 Years In Storage: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula

When the 1979 Pontiac Firebird came around, I remember some of my car-crazy classmates in high school saying they didn’t like the new sleeker front end quite as much as the previous year’s model.  Oddly, I can remember lots… more»

Low Production: 1981 Pontiac Turbo Formula

Why is this 1981 Pontiac Turbo Formula sitting so high in the front end? Well, when I first saw it, I thought it was taking off but, no, the engine has been pulled and is sitting in a garage…. more»