Where it was found stored in a garage at a estate sale. Standard tires were F70 x 14 on six-inch steel rims. This car gets positive comments wherever we go! I was not a fan of the hood scoops, but they grow on you over time. He also swapped a Formula steering wheel in place of the factory deluxe wheel, a dash tach in place of the optional clock, and a new carpet in place of the old one. The 2nd generation Firebirds had new styling with a front bumper and recessed grille that was molded out of Endura rubber and painted the same color as the car to giving it a bumperless appearance. Trunk Colors spatter finish Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259. Custom door panels are soon to replace the standard ones currently installed.
More than ever, most were sports cars at heart. I love the looks of this interior. A total of 7,708 examples of the Firebird Formula 400 examples were produced in 1970. The metalwork is straight with no signs of rust remaining after a thorough restoration. Exactly 4,931 were fitted with the M40 automatic transmission.
However, if the entire systems are suspect, more time and money will be saved by going through them completely in one shot. The same sort of hidden advantages are realized in the decision to upgrade the torque converter, add a shift kit, and install a Flowmaster crossflow muffler. This works are a replacement… lol Question for the purists… The inside of the trunk is painted looks factory. Whether insuring a priceless historical vehicle or a weekend cruiser, no one knows more about insuring collector cars then Grundy. The car can be inspected on request. This car is perfect for show, weekend and perhaps even daily driving.
The paint work need to be redone, cause the previous owner didn´t make the prep work right. But when you start the 400 cui you just love it. More Articles Car Maintenance: What to Expect at Each Service Interval Car Maintenance and what to expect at each service interval brought to you by Dr. Thus, the underhood and interior areas are detailed to a level that will perform well in a general show. Standard engine was the 400 cid V8 which generated 330 horsepower 4800rpm and 430 lbs. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
What Does The Check Engine Light Mean? SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The buy it now price is below my actual cost, not including anything for labor. Exterior visual design cues included twin hood scoops and Formula 400 nameplates. Of the four, perhaps the most intriguing was the Formula 400. The car speaks for itself. A how to on the pros and cons to taking your automobile to the dealer or the loc.
The rear spoiler was optional on the Formula and standard on the Trans Am. The front stabilizer measured 1. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until. The 330 horsepower 400 is actually the lowest power engine offered in the Formula 400, but it still has more than enough power to have fun. By the time I got there, she had already sold the body to a guy who was looking to part it out.
Undercarriage is solid, no rust but not detailed, has some partial, old undercoating intact. Paint has lots of issues. A pair of Muncie four speeds was offered optionally, the wide ratio M20 and close ratio M21. DuPont 4528S flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557145156369 ; listingsSearchManager. The circumstances surrounding the second generation Firebird were another story.
InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The massive doors were heavy, however the side appearance was cleaner and far sportier. This car has recent 40-series Flowmaster dual exhaust with long-tube headers perfect tones , recent new wiring, master cylinder, dual-electric fan assembly, and new or recent battery, hoses and caskets. In the smaller center housing was the engine temperature and oil pressure gauges. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox. The bumpers were designed into the front end and the rear had slit taillights. There was little carried over to the second generation with the exception of the Trans Am nameplate and basic engine configurations.
We do take trades of classic and other cool cars and trucks, and we do have financing sources. Front disc brakes were standard with rear drums. Boy do I wish I could afford this Firebird! Introduced in 1967 and following through to 2002 shows just how successful its reign was. If interested, please visit our website at www. Also, since the Formula is driven regularly, modern radials were a better choice for him than reproduction F60-15 bias ply tires. The big 455-cid V-8 disappeared after 1976 and 1979 saw the final Pontiac 400 V-8s. Transmission Codes Transmission Location Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 Stamped on servo cover on right side of transmission.
Optional was a Rally Gauge that placed an 8000-rpm tach in the left housing along with a small analog clock. Rear styling shows the rounded body shape, large backlight, and flat tail lamp panel. I would say no but I am not an expert on this year. Click on any of the pictures below for a larger version, close the new window to return to the listing. That little light can mean a lot of things. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 hardtop coupe was powered by a 400 cubic-inch four-barrel V8 engine developing 265 horsepower.