Vehicle Description

Vehicle Description

1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula T-Top, 4 speed automatic with Pontiac 301 L27 Engine, Numbers Match, 144K Actual Miles, All Original, Red on Black, truly a very rare California car!!! 


This car is very special because it still retains its numbers matching original Pontiac 301 engine with matching vin stamps.  Adding greatly to the value of this unique car is the fact that this Formula only had 2 real owners since new and has always been garaged.  This formula is mostly original and unmolested and comes with every single maintenance record.  This Formula features amazing original red paint, original black cloth interior, and the numbers matching 301 Pontiac engine and numbers matching 4 speed automatic transmission that was rebuilt at 91k miles.  This Formula is exceptionally solid with great lines and gaps.  There is absolutely no visible rust on the body or underside of this car.  The finish and paint quality is absolutely excellent and nearly perfect.  This Formula is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Mayan Red (code 75) over Black cloth interior.    


The Red and Grey exterior is in stunning absolutely beautiful original condition.  This Formula has all original paint with no metal repairs, and absolutely no rust, no bubbling paint, and no cracked paint or crazing in any way.  Its showroom fresh and hard to believe its original but it is.  The original paint is in overall wonderful condition for being original and looks and shows extremely well.  Both bumpers are in excellent shape with no flaking paint or faded paint and no spider webbed paint.  The decals are in great shape and look excellent on the car and are completely original.  There may be some minor imperfections that are not noticeable in the photos, but nothing was intentionally excluded from the photos.  As close to perfect as the exterior is its still 40 years old and unrestored so there may be a few very minor small imperfections.  Michelin tires are brand new sized 255/60/15 and have less than 100 miles on them.  The 15x8 Snowflake magnesium wheels are OEM originals and are in great shape and the center caps and lug nuts are originals as well and in excellent condition.  All weather stripping and window sweeps are original and in good condition.  The trunk is solid and exceptionally clean with the original space saver spare tire, jack and tools, and the original correct trunk mat, which is in remarkable condition.  Its believed the spare has never once been removed from the trunk and the jack never removed.  The glass T-Top has individual vinyl cases in the trunk.  Factory trunk lid spoiler with Formula decal.


The Black cloth interior of this Formula is all original and in good condition.  These very comfortable seats have almost no wear, stains, or seam splits.  They are soft and hold their form as if they were new and are very comfortable.  They are form fitting and have a nice high headrest and recline and are easy to operate.  The rear seats are stock and in perfect shape.  The carpet is original and in near perfect condition with no noticeable wear, no stains, rips, or holes except for the driver side.  The original dash is in very good condition with no warping or fading and amazingly the plastic retainers are still in position under the A pillar trim.  The full gauge dash is in excellent perfect condition.  The original door panels are in excellent condition and both door pulls are solid and intact.  The headliner and visors need some minor work and the package tray is in like new condition.  The dome light shade needs to be replaced.  The stereo is a factory original 4 speaker AM/FM stereo cassette player and still works nicely today.  All interior lights and gauges work as they should including the cigarette lighter.  The horn, tach, wipers, and blower motor on all speeds all work.  A CB radio was added during the popular Smokey and The Bandit hit move time.


This Formula is in excellent mechanical condition and most importantly the original numbers matching Pontiac 301 engine and transmission are still in the car.  75% of all miles were freeway driven.  This Formula runs and drives exceptionally well, it rides tight, drives strait down the road, does not run hot, and drives like a new car.   The car runs strong and very well and is a true joy to drive, especially with the 4 speed automatic transmission that was completely rebuilt at 91k miles.  A secret engine kill switch was added. The engine bay still shows a lot of originality and several original factory markings, factory vacuum lines, factory hoses, factory decals/stickers, and factory tags are still in place.  The original 4" flex hose is still in place and those alone can sell for $500 on Ebay.  This rare Formula has factory front wheel disk brakes.  The twin exhaust has original porcelain coated headers and is still in great condition.  This is a factory equipped Air Conditioned car necessary in Southern California.  This Formula has been loved and meticulously cared for by its previous owners and has been garaged every day since new.  The outstanding condition of this Formula and the way it drives is a true testament to prior owners care and love for this special car.  2 mudflaps come with the car and simply mount to the clips on the wheel well lips.  Locking gas cap.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1412038
  • Price:$21,500
  • Location:Los Angeles, California
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird Formula
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:144000
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running