In 1973, a lot has changed for the world of muscle cars; with the new federal regulations and the oil crisis, American car manufacturers had to reduce power, change designs and add stuff to their vehicles to make it more compatible with the new regulations.
Despite these changes that marked the downfall of the great muscle car era, General Motors Pontiac division was making a noticeable increase in sales compared to the year 1972 and was able to also introduced the all-mighty 455 Super Duty during that same year.
One of these best-selling Pontiac cars in 1973 was the Pontiac Firebird Formula-350.
The 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula-350 is part of the 2nd generation of General Motors Pontiac division production that started in 1970 and ended in 1981 leaving room for new generations of the legendary Firebird.
Only 4771 were made that year, the Pontiac Firebird Formula looks exactly like a Trans AM without the screaming chicken and had about one only difference that is the heavy body cladding that the Trans Am wore on the sides. The 1973 Firebirds looked much the same as their 1972 counterparts, but there were some changes out front, such as a new “egg crate” grille and a revised Endura bumper, to meet ever-increasing Federal bumper mandates.
The 1973 Firebirds looked much the same as their 1972 counterparts, but there were some changes out front, such as a new “egg crate” grille and a revised Endura bumper, to meet ever-increasing Federal bumper mandates.
Our 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula-350 is almost original as the current owner is the 2nd owner since 1973.
It comes equipped with a 350 cu in (5.7 L) Pontiac V8 producing 150hp and has an amazing Navajo Orange exterior paint and an astonishing white leather interior.