The Chevy Camaro wasn't GM's only shot at the Mustang in 1967. No, the General wanted to fire a double shot, with the second slug being the Pontiac Firebird. The Firebird and the Camaro were closely related, sharing a platform and many components, but they had distinctly different exterior styling. The same trend continued for the second generation, which ran between 1970 and 1981. What we've got here is a nice 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula with 101,000 miles on the odometer; that's a great way to live out your Seventies muscle car fantasies.
Sporting a stunning black and gold color scheme, this 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula appears in wonderful condition for its age. We are told that its Goodyear Eagle ST tires are reportedly new. Just take a few moments to absorb the details, such as the gold stripes with Formula decals down the sides of the doors, the gold hood vent garnishes, the Firebird and Formula badging, the quad headlamps, and the lovely period wheels. Once that's done, it's time to open a frameless door and enter an equally pristine cabin that's reportedly all-original. The aforesaid cabin is a four-seat affair in black, with four seats and plenty of character. Curiously, there's no tachometer on this Firebird, replaced by a clock. A plaque on the instrument cluster informs us that the car sports Radial Tuned Suspension. Looking further, you'll find air conditioning and a Delco push-button radio with a tape player. Another interesting curio is the presence of a car phone that was likely installed later in this car's life since you didn't have car phones in 1978, certainly not on a Firebird. There's also a cigarette lighter, which is better used as a 12v power port nowadays since it would be sacrilegious to smoke in the pristine cabin of such a car.
This 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula sports a 350ci (5.7L) V8 that was said to put out 170hp when new. On this particular car, it's sent to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic gearbox. The current seller says that the car has received a new exhaust, shocks, gaskets, oil pan, and alternator, plus a recent oil change.
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