$12,900

general specifications

vehicle description

Year:

  1980

 

Seven  Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1980 Formula which is in very nice condition and priced to sell. This numbers matching Formula has a terrific black paint job, a beautiful original interior in excellent condition, brilliant torque thrust wheels, and is an awesome driver. This Formula is very solid and has great lines. It looks great, runs awesome, and is fun to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Firebird 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. This Formula is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combination of Black over Black deluxe cloth interior. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information below to get a true sense of how clean and original this Formula really is.

Please note that this Trans Am is "numbers matching" meaning the engine is original to the car. The last six digits of the VIN, 145661, are stamped on the engine block and pictured below indicating that this is the original engine that was installed in the car brand new at the factory. The transmission is also correct and original with the last six digits of the VIN, "145661," stamped on the main case. The casting date, "80," indicating 1980 is also found on the main case and pictured below.

As a side note, this Formula 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.

  

Make:   Pontiac
Model:   Firebird Formula
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   50,065 (Nonactual)
Engine:   301 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   2V87WAL145661
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.  We 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
 





condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black exterior is in super condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a excellent gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. This Formula has been treated to recent repaint and looks great. The black/black color scheme with the tinted windows and aftermarket wheels give this Firebird a really slick look. Often Formula's will have particularly chipped up front ends; this car does not and and the nose crest emblem was recently replaced. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. We have included specific photos below of the lower quarters, rockers, spring perches, and areas most prone to rust to give any perspective buyer the most accurate representation of the car and show how good it is. There may be some minor blemishes around the car that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. There are a few spots on the top of the right fender, it appears to have been prep issue in that area prior to paint; please see specific photo of that area below. The American Racing wheels look excellent on this car and really set it apart from the crowd. They are in like new condition with a dazzling finish and absolutely no curb rash. The BF Goodrich tires are not cracked or dry rotten, and have about 90% tread left, and are sized 255/60/15 in the rear and 245/60/15 in the front. The trunk is very clean and solid and nicely detailed. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car it is very solid overall.

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

Window Date Codes

All Windows: LZ - "L" denotes March and "Z" denotes 1980 meaning all the windows were made in March of 1980.

Please note that ALL the glass on this car, the door glass, rear glass, and even windshield are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of this first week of April, 1980 (04A). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black deluxe cloth original interior of this Formula looks splendid. The original seats are in amazing condition with no split seams, holes, or signs of excessive wear. Please note that these are original cloth seats, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet also appears to be original and looks good overall with no major stains. There is some wear by the drivers foot area, but as one can see in the photos it is mostly covered up by the floor mat. The original dash pad is in ok condition as there are some cracks in the dash. These could be repaired or covered up with a dash cap which is readily available. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner is in great shape with no holes or stains and is not sagging at all. The package tray looks good and is not faded or warped. All interior plastics and in good factory condition, are not chalky or brittle, and have good color and finish. All interior lights and gauges work as they should with the obvious exception of the clock. The modern JVC stereo sounds awesome with the 6x9 speakers and hidden amp in the trunk. This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks and no aroma of cigarettes what so ever. Firebird interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a testament to the care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

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


Mechanical

This Formula appears to be in very good mechanical condition. We have put about 30 miles on the car during our ownership and in that time the car has run great with no issues and has been completely reliable. In the video below one can see the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting thought all the gears, braking to stoplight, accelerating away, and going through some curves. Please note that it shifts properly, there are no strange vibrations, and the car performs quite well overall. The car 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 great. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. Very importantly the original engine and transmission reside to this day under the hood, please look at the close up picture below of the correct VIN stamps on the engine block and main case. Also, the engine is very clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, wipers, blower for the heater and a/c on all speeds except high, and choke light. The speedometer, odometer, temperature, oil pressure, fuel, and battery gauges all work as they should. The a/c system is complete with compressor, condenser, and all the lines in place, but there is no belt on the compressor and the a/c does not work. This Formula has good power and handles great. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1980 Formula is in great condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. It is a great value and will only appreciate over time. The market is very hot on these late F-Body cars right now, especially for nice examples  like this one. This Formula 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 and Mecum 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 a twelve minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/iBG7tW5Hsgo .

 

vehicle pictures

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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. While we are more than happy to assist with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the shipping of the extra engine block.

 

 



 

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