Formula

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»

WS6 Equipped: 1979 Pontiac Formula

Pontiac introduced the WS6 Performance Handling Package in 1978. It was improved in 1979 with the addition of 4 wheel disc brakes. Car and Driver named the 1979 Trans Am equipped with WS6 the best handling American made car…. more»

Strong Like A Bull: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

This 1978 Pontiac Formula is located in Houston, Texas. The seller says that the engine was just rebuilt and it is “Strong Like a Bull.” That makes me want to go test drive it! The car is also said… more»

Real Deal: 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 W66

The Pontiac Firebird got a restyle for 1970, with the buyer having a choice of four different models to pick from, starting with the base Firebird.  An Esprit model was available which included a 350 V8, plus you could… more»

X-Men Edition: 2000 Pontiac Firehawk

From 1991 through 2002, Pontiac joined forces with SLP Engineering to create limited performance editions of their Firebirds. Dubbed the Firehawk, they were initially based on the Formula models, but the Trans-Am was added later. This 2000 edition of… more»

Transplant 400 V8: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Pontiac introduced its Firebird Formula model in 1970 which was one year after the introduction of the Pontiac Trans Am in 1969. The Formula was unique in that it had two forward facing hood scoops versus the Trans Am… more»

Sunstorm Yellow: 1975 Pontiac Formula 400

This 1975 Pontiac Formula 400 is located in Salado, Texas which is half way between Waco and Austin in Central Texas. The car is listed for sale here on Craigslist for $17,500. The Pontiac Firebird was offered in different… more»

4 Speed: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Many thanks to Pat L. for sending us this 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula. While the Trans Am gets most of the attention, the Pontiac Formula was a trim model introduced in 1970 that could be equipped with the same… more»

5.0-Liter 4-Speed: 1981 Pontiac Formula

The last  year for the second generation of the Pontiac Firebird line was 1981. Pontiac offered the base Firebird, Esprit, Formula, and Trans Am as the different models. This 1981 Pontiac Firebird Formula is said to be one of… more»

1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 Project

There are some cars that look good even though they need a lot of work. This 1970 Pontiac Formula 400 is one of them, as long as you don’t look too close! This is a project car even though… more»

Sitting for 30 Years: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

More often than not, Second Generation Pontiac Firebird project cars that have lain idle for decades will have significant rust issues for their next owner to tackle. However, that appears not to be the case with this 1978 Firebird… more»

1 of 1? 1999 Pontiac Firebird SLP Firehawk

Always the performance opportunist, Pontiac developed the Firehawk in 1991 as an option on the Firebird Formula. These would be low production, specially equipped pony cars that were available through the 2002 model year, coinciding with the end of… more»

Rockford Files Clone or Real? 1977 Pontiac Firebird Formula

In the second half of the 1970s, one of the most popular detective shows on television was The Rockford Files. It starred James Garner as the somewhat laid-back private investigator who usually got himself into all sorts of sticky… more»