$13,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A31 Power Windows
A51 Bucket Seats
B84 Body Side Moldings Black
B85 Belt Molding
CC1 Hatch Roof
CD4 Pulse Wipers
D35 Sport Mirrors
D55 Front Console
D80 Rear Spoiler
F41 Special Suspension Handling Package
G80 Positraction
JL1 Pedal Trim
JL2 Power Disk Brake
LM1 V8 350 4 bbl
M20 4-Speed Transmission
NK3 Form Steering Wheel
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QCY GR70x15 White Letter Tires
T93 Special Tail Light Assembly
UM2 AM/FM & Tape
UN9 Radio Supr.
U35 Electric Clock
U76 Windshield Antenna
U80 Rear Speaker
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket
W50 Formula Plus
W63 Gage Package
W66 Formula Package
YJ8 Cast Aluminum Wheels Gray
Y90 Custom Trim
Y92 Lamp Group
11I White Trim
19X Big 4 Blck

  
exterior color code
75 Mayan Red
interior color code
11 White

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Formual
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   91,780 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   2U87L8L161122
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Dan: 513.256.5543
 






























vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1978 Formula which is in very nice driver condition and priced to sell. This Formula is in good overall condition featuring a rare black and white interior that is very clean and a nice professional exterior repaint in original Mayan Red with new correct W50 Formula decals. This is a very rare factory ordered 1978 Formula with a unique combination of factory ordered 4 speed transmission with a factory ordered Chevy 350 with 4 bbl carb., painted in beautiful Mayan Red over an even rarer correct tuxedo interior of white and black. This is the correct factory color scheme as verified on the trim tag pictured below. All of the other desirable options are verified by the original build sheet that is still with the car and also pictured below. It looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Formula that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. The previous owner of this car traded it in to us on a 1979 Z28.  He was from Lima, OH and actually drove the car down to us, which is over two hours away.  The car performed flawlessly for him and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip. Please peruse all of the photos below to get a true sense of nice this Formula really is.

As a side note, this Trans Am is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Pontiac, just give us a call.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Mayan Red exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a nice gloss, good shine, and smooth finish. This Formula was recently treated to a quality repaint with all new correct Formula decals applied. There are some photos below of the car before restoration. The body is very strait with no visible signs of rust on the exterior or the frame. Often many Formula's will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in excellent shape with no flaking or faded paint. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There may be some small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. Tires have good tread left and are sized 235/60/15 and the Eagle 15x8 aftermarket wheels are in like new condition and really compliment the car. All weather stripping is in great usable condition. Trunk is clean and is nicely detailed.

This Trans Am has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below.  The core support shows a "3 31 78" stamp, or March 31, 1978.  This stamping would be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of the third week of April, 1978 (04C).  As one can imagine, if this Trans Am had ever sustained even a minor front end collision this part would have been repaired or replaced.  The original stamping is great to see in tact.

Window Date Codes

Driver: NJ - "N" denotes January and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in January of 1978.

Passenger: YG -
"Y" denotes October and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in October of 1977.

Rear: LJ -
"L" denotes March and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the rear window was made in March of 1978.

Driver T-Top: CG - "C" denotes November and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the driver's side window was made in November of 1977.

Passenger T-Top: YG - "Y" denotes October and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in October of 1977.

Please note that the door glass, rear glass, and even both t-tops, are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this third week of April, 1978 (04C). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

The Trans Am looks just as good in person as it does in the photos

 

Interior

The rare white and black tuxedo deluxe interior of this Formula looks good. The seat covers are in nice condition with no excessive wear, although there is a small repair to the drivers seat seam. The carpet is good condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The original AM/FM 8 track stereo is in good working condition and thankfully the dash remains uncut for an aftermarket stereo. All interior lights and gauges work as they should outside of the clock. The door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. Headliner and package tray are both in good condition with no sagging, warping or fading. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Formula is in excellent mechanical condition with under 5000 miles on the rebuilt drive line. Basically, everything on this car works and it is an excellent driver. Lots of high quality performance parts went into the rebuild such as: new summit racing heads, summit performer intake, summit 4bbl carb., new cam and lifters, headers, rebuilt carb., new fuel pump, new water pump, new plugs and wires, new cap and rotor, new clutch, new brakes throughout, coolant flush, etc., etc. Receipts we have total well over $2555 not including the costs of the heads, intake, carb. headers, etc. The mechanics and the way this car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. This Formula is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The brakes do not pull and stop as they should. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, all gauges, wipers, and blower for the heater work as they should. This Formula has lots of power and handles nicely. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially on a beautiful day with the t-tops out rowing through the gears.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1978 Formula is in great driver condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. The rarity, documentation, and recent mechanical work make this car particularly desirable. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector or the average enthusiast. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit:

http://youtu.be/HnVM8mbNJII .
 

vehicle pictures

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Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc - 1978 Formula 4-Speed
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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

 



 

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