A few short years ago the early 2nd generation Pontiac Firebird (1970 -1974) was a cheap classic, but prices have soared, particularly for the Firebird Formula 400 version. Today’s next example isn’t a real deal Formula, but it has a 400 cubic inch Poncho V8 with a bunch of hod-rod goodies and is probably a hoot to drive. The price is high, but it probably cost more to build it. Find this 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 offered for $23,000 in Tulsa, OK via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Not every car can pull off this next shade of yellow without being accused of being a taxi cab or a school bus…but I think I’ll give this mid-engine Fiero a pass. Mostly because it has the desirable V6 engine upgrade (the iron duke inline-4 is terrible) and a manual gearbox, and I don’t mind that it is not the fastbacky GT version. Anyway, this Nuprin colored classic is ready for the next owner and priced high, but not insane given the 54k miles on the odo and the original paint. Find this 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula V6 offered for $8900 in Seminole, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
It is almost the 4th of July, so let’s celebrate the spirit of American awesomeness…with none other than the most famous American mid-engine 80s classic — the Pontiac Fiero. And we’ve got a special Fiero today, the limited “Formula T-Top” version. Find this 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula offered for $5950 in Olympia, WA via craigslist. Tip […]
It has been a few years since the Firebird marque (along with the entire Pontiac lineup) was tossed away like a pair of racing striped BVDs. Pontiac enthusiasts and 80s detective show enthusiasts alike will gravitate toward the Rockford era Firebird Forumla…and that isn’t a bad thing at all. Find this 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula […]
The third generation Pontiac Firebird (1982-1992) might not have the cool looks of the earlier 1st (1967-1969) or 2nd gen (1970-1981) but it was certainly a better assembled and constructed automobile, and it wasn’t as strangely styled as the 4th generation that replaced it. There is also the Knight Rider connection, which can be a […]
Custom built cars tend to be awesome or horrible, not much middle ground. And when we say custom, we aren’t talking about kit-cars; we are talking about honest real built-from-scratch madness. Potentially cool in form and function, customs will always be unreliable and unsafe, but only because a production car has had millions of dollars […]