1973 Pontiac Formula 350 – Pontiac overhauled its intermediate lines this year, standardizing them on a 116-inch wheelbase. Federal regulations required a 5-mph impact bumper in front and 2.5-inch impact in the rear and it was accomplished with hydraulic bumper shocks, or in the Firebird’s case an Endura flexible nose. As a result, 1973 Firebirds looked much the same but the grille now had an egg-crate pattern and cold-air intakes were closed on Formula and Trans Am models. Firebird still offered four distinct lines – base hardtop, Esprit, Formula, and Trans Am, totaling 46,313 sales. Of those, 14,096 buyers opted for the Base Firebird but only 1,370 ordered a six-cylinder engine. 17,249 bought the Esprit, 10,123 chose the Formula, 43 bought the Formula SD-455, 4,550 chose the Trans Am, and 252 went for the Trans Am SD-455. Prices rose slightly, as base Firebirds began at $2895 ($3380 with V-8), Esprits at $3249, Formulas at $3276, and Trans Ams at $4204.
Some classics have the right looks, some are straight performance, and some just have it all! This beautiful Buccaneer Red Formula 350 is a recent addition to our inventory is really the ideal weekend cruiser. It had a few small rips on the seats upon arrival so we sent them out for a complete reupholster. They now look perfect and are as comfortable as new. Overall we would give this Pontiac high marks and haven’t found anything it needs to be enjoyed immediately. A complete list of features and options include; 350 V8 (175hp), Hurst 4 Speed, Ram Air Hood, Power Steering/Brakes, Black Vinyl Bucket Seats, Chrome Rear Bumper, Dual Exhaust, Cloth Floormats, Pioneer AM/FM/CD, Tinted Windows, Owners Manual, Build Sheet, Tire Tools, Space Saver Spare, 17″ PMD Wheels, & New Nexen N7000 17″ Tires! The odometer shows just under 90k miles and from our inspection, these miles look accurate. If you are looking for a great classic Pontiac to show and cruise, this Formula 350 is definitely worth adding to your garage.