TWO DOCUMENTED OWNER 7,900 MILE FIREBIRD FORMULA 400 4 SPD UNRESTORED 200 pics!

1976 Pontiac Firebird FORMULA 400 UNRESTORED FIREBIRD for sale in Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Item location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
SubModel: FORMULA 400 UNRESTORED FIREBIRD
Type: COUPE
Trim: FORMULA 400 UNRESTORED FIREBIRD
Year: 1976
Mileage: 7947
Color: FIRETHORN RED
Engine size: 400ci V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: MANUAL 4-SPEED
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: BLACK
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Pontiac Firebird 1976

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1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD FORMULA 400
200 PHOTOS, DETAILED HISTORY, AND DETAILED CONDITION REPORT BELOW
Description

ALL PHOTOS ARE TAKEN BY AN iPhone 6 AND ARE ACTUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE CAR!

NO PHOTOSHOPPED PICTURES!!!

THE CAR HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED BY US. IT WAS WASHED, DRIED, AND WIPED DOWN WITH TURTLE WAX QUICKSHINE.



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Those of you that follow me know that I am ALWAYS on the hunt for the lowest mileage Firebirds and Trans-Am's that I can find. This car certainly takes the prize, as it is a 7,947 original mile UN-RESTORED car, and it is just spectacular!

The cars history started when it was built at the Norwood assembly plant the first week of August, 1976. It was shipped to Cochran Pontiac in Monroeville, PA on 8/4/1976, and was sold and titled to the original owner on 09/02/1976 in Pittsburgh, PA.

That owner kept the car just under 30 years, and only put 7,786 miles on it in that time, and when it wasn't on the road, it lived in a heated garage on jack stands.

On 06/05/2006, the original owner traded the Firebird in at Bob Massie Toyota in McKeesport, PA, and the signed odometer form showing ACTUAL MILEAGE at 7,786 miles. He also signed the PA DMV MV-27 Dealer Assignment form, again verifying the mileage at 7,786 ACTUAL miles.

On 06/21/2006, Bob Massie Toyota sold the car to the SECOND owner, and again listed mileage as ACTUAL at 7,786 on the included Bill of Sale from that transaction.

The car was brought to the second owners home in Florida, and on 08/10/2006 it was placed in his name in Florida showing 7,793 ACTUAL MILES.

On 08/21/2006, he went back the Florida DMV to add his wife's name on the title, just 11 days after the original was done. At this time, the DMV listed the mileage as EXEMPT, as is common in our DMV offices here unless you take the time to address original mileage with them. The second owner assumed it would be correct, and has owned the car since August of 2006, putting just 154 miles on it, as it spent its whole time with him in an enclosed, climate controlled building with a large private collection of vehicles.

We have contacted the DMV, and they cannot assist us in reversing the error, but anyone, including the most jaded vehicle inspector, will clearly see that the car is about as original and untouched as they can be.

Currently, the car has 7,947 miles on the odometer, and it may have 10 or so more from moving it around our warehouses and test drives.

It is absolutely amazing, and save for an oil filter, 2 hoses, and the tires, is 100% original parts that were installed the day it was built.

Tires were replaced in 1988 due to being 12 years old and at the recommendation of the Pontiac dealer. Uniroyal Tiger Paw RWL radials were installed, and still look new from a tread standpoint, but should be replaced due to age should you wish to drive the car regularly. Thanks to being stored in the air, they do not have flat spots, and the only visual issue is the fading of some of the RWL's.

Thanks to being dry stored for the majority of the past 13 years, the car needed very little to bring it back to life. Fresh fuel was added to the drained tank, and it was scoped to insure no residue had built up. The original carb was removed, and treated to a full clean and tune by the Legendary "El Camino John". Then, with a turn of the key, it fired right up!

We have safety checked the car, and it has fully functional:

HEADLIGHTS (HIGH AND LOW BEAM)

TURN SIGNALS (FRONT AND REAR)

HAZARD LIGHTS

PARKING LIGHTS

BRAKE LIGHTS

REVERSE LIGHTS

DASH LIGHTS

FOOT WELL LIGHTS

DOME LIGHT

GLOVE BOX LIGHT

AM RADIO

REAR DEFROSTER

WIPERS

WASHER SPRAYER

In addition, the gauges all appearto be working correctly at this time as well.

The heating and fan control has been disconnected, as the original owner removed the heater core from the car in 1990 when it was set up for long-term storage. The original heater core IS included, and with it installed and the fan controls connected again, I am quite sure it would function.

The Firethorn finish on the car is 100% original, and there are no signs of any panel replacement, patching, previous damage, or non-factory paint to be found anywhere on the car. There is NO rust on the painted surfaces of the car, and NO bubbling or blistering of the paint either.

WE HAVE NOT FORMALLY DETAILED THE CAR! We washed it, wiped it off with Turtle Wax Quick Detail spray, and took the photos. What you see is the original and correct finish the car was born with, which has been carefully maintained since new by the two previous owners.

The D98 accessorystripes, and all of the FORMULA and BIRD decals are all original to the car, and all exceptionally nice.

The DS0 rear spoilerlooks amazing, and has no issues or damage.

Door edge guards, roof molding, hood molding, and wheel well moldingall shows incredibly well.

Rear window trim is like new.

All of the glass is original to the car, and it is damage and issue free and doesn't even show any light marks.

All of the lights are in exceptional working and appearing condition.

Dual exhaust tips coming out the back of each side of the car show age, but are in solid condition.

The steel painted wheels are in solid and straight condition and painted to match car, with Pontiac dog-dish center caps that are just as nice. They show only the lightest signs of use like a scuff or chip.

Wheels are wrapped in the aforementioned Uniroyal tires, size 215/70R15.

Headlight trim, hood bulge inserts, and honeycomb grill inserts all look fantastic, as does the FIREBIRD emblem front and center.

Inside, the car shows like new, with only two minor things to mention.

Door panels are exceptional on both sides. Pulls, handles, roller arm, map pockets, trim, and locks all show like new.

Rubber trim and weatherstripping looks AMAZING, and is original to the car.

LH mirror adjuster works as it should.

Door sill plates are like new on both sides.

Dash is clean, un-cracked, and issue free.

Wood panel insert around gauges shows beautifully.

All buttons and switch gear is like new, with no issues.

Emergency brake works perfectly, as does the release for it.

The 4-speed manual transmission functions wonderfully and looks great too. Yes, the reverse key lockout still works, along with the annoying key buzzer!

Full length center console is in exceptional condition, with no issues.

All dash lights work, and all warning lights work as well.

Carpeting shows like new throughout, and it comes with original rubber front floor mats.

Front kick panels are clean and and un-cracked, and show light discoloration from age.

Rear side panels are clean and undamaged and the rear ashtrays have never been used and are in great condition as well.

Rear package shelf shows like new, and the optional US0 rear shelf speakers sound great too!

Seats are clean, neat, and damage free all around, with no rips, tears, seam pulls, or damage.

Seat backs are incredibly clean and nice, and the seat belts are all in exceptional condition as well.

Door seals are in amazing condition, and all of the inner doors, under doors, sills, and hinges look amazing too.

Visors are like new, and the dome lamp works perfectly.

The two flaws I mentioned earlier? 1st, the headliner is sagging, and since it is original, we didn't want to touch it. The 2nd is a small mark on the bottom of the steering wheel trim that you can see in the photos.

Other than that, the interior is magnificent, and 100% original from the factory.

Opening the trunk shows the originalpan cover with insulation that is in amazing condition, and the original optional temporary spare, which also shows like new.

All of the exposed wiring for the lights is factory original, and pans inner quarters show no sign of damage, rust, rot, or repair.

Trunk rubber seal is like new, and everything looks the way it should.

Pop open the hood, and the original numbers matching 400ci V8 and 4-speed transmission is what you find.

Other than some hoses, the previously mentioned removal of the heater core and lines, and the oil filter, the rest of what you see is original to the car, and has not been replaced.

It starts, runs, idles, and performs wonderfully. It doesn't appear to leak or weep fluid. It does not smoke. It just fires up and is ready to go.

I have tried to take a photo of every section of the car, and if you want to see something in particular, just ask me for it.

The car drives like it was 1978 and you were test driving a 7,900 mile used car. It has no known functional or operational issues and drives out fantastic!

The entire undercarriage of the car is clean and solid, and there is NO rust or rot or anything to be found. The brakes are original and have not been changed from new. The rear is original, the shocks and springs are all original, and you are seeing it the way it looks without being cleaned or detailed.

The rustproofing that was put on the car when new is starting to come off, and is dry and brittle, but it has served its purpose in protecting the original metal throughout the underside of the car.

The body has NEVER been separated from the chassis, and panels have never been removed from the body. It is all original.

I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME SEE THE CAR IN PERSON, OR HIRE AN INSPECTOR TO SEE IT. It will only help to verify the cars condition, and sell it that much faster.

These cars are only original ONCE, and are only UN-RESTORED once. This could be the lowest mileage Formula in existence, and it could be yours too.

It comes with a copy of the original invoice to Cochran Pontiac, the bill of sale and DMV paperwork from when the car was traded in 2006, a copy of the original title to the car showing the name of the person who bought it in 1976 matches the name of the person trading it in 2006, and some miscellaneous receipts.

It truly is one of the finest examples of an un-restored classic you could ask to find, and has never been offered for sale until now.


That’s about all I can tell you, but I encourage questions and addition photo requests if it helps you make a decision.

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LOOK AT ALL OF THE EXTRA LARGE PHOTOS PROVIDED.

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET - NO DISAPPOINTMENTS.

I took photos of it from every angle I could, and I encourage you to ask questions, come see it, or arrange for an inspection PRIOR TO BUYING IT.

I don't have anything to hide, and have tried to cover every part of the vehicle as best I could.

It has a clean and clear title, and is ready for a new owner.

The vehicle is located in our Fort Myers, FL warehouse, and is just 15 minutes away from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) if you want to fly in and see it.

I welcome outside inspection services BEFORE YOU BUY OR BID.

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Terms of Sale

ALL SALES, RETAIL OR WHOLESALE, ARE SUBJECT TO A $189 DEALER DOCUMENTARY FEE. THIS FEE IS BEING DISCLOSED PER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW. PLEASE BID ACCORDINGLY, AS THIS $189 WILL BE CHARGED OVER AND ABOVE YOUR WINNING BID AMOUNT.

PLEASE be prepared to pay the initial NON REFUNDABLE $250.00 deposit via PAYPAL within 24 hours of winning the auction, and pay the balance in full within 7 days of auction end date.

The ONLY acceptable forms of payment are:
*CASH IN PERSON
*BANK WIRE TRANSFER
(BANK WIRE IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OPTION FOR SALES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES)
*BANK DRAFT/CASHIER CHECK
*JJBEST BANK OR LIGHTSTREAM LOAN

The vehicle and title will NOT leave our possession until any check/draft/loan has been verified and cleared OUR account.

WINNING BIDDER WILL GET A BILL OF SALE AND CLEAN AND CLEAR TITLE, AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING SALES TAX, TITLE, REGISTRATION, ETC. IN THEIR HOME STATE, WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION:

WE ARE REQUIRED TO COLLECT TAX, TAG, TITLE FEES ON VEHICLES BEING TITLED AND REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, or ANY CAR DRIVEN OFF PREMISES TO BE TITLED IN ANOTHER STATE. IF THE VEHICLE IS PICKED UP AT OUR LOCATION BY A TRANSPORT COMPANY WITH A BILL OF LADING, WE WILL NOT COLLECT TAX ON YOUR STATE'S BEHALF.

LICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS IN ALL STATES CAN PURCHASE ON A WHOLESALE ORDER WITH A VALID DEALER LICENSE AND TAX I.D. CERTIFICATE


Disclaimer

THIS VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR RETAIL SALE AT OUR FORT MYERS, FL LOCATION, AND I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME SHOULD THE VEHICLE BE SOLD.

THE VEHICLE IS SOLD IN AS-IS / WHERE-IS CONDITION WITH FULL RIGHT TO INSPECT PRIOR TO BIDDING ON THE AUCTION.

THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, HONESTLY, AND OBJECTIVELY.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE LISTING IS CULLED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: VISUAL INSPECTION, PRIVATE PARTY INSPECTION, RECEIPTS OR RECORDS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE, INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, AND PERSONAL DRIVE TIME WITH THE VEHICLE. IF GEAR RATIOS, ENGINE INTERNAL SPECIFICS, TRANSMISSION INTERNAL SPECIFICS, AND ANY OTHER DETAILS THAT ARE NOT APPARENT IN THE PHOTOS SHOWN ARE LISTED, THAT IS BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY PRIOR OWNER, AS WE DO NOT BREAK OPEN ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS, REAR ENDS, ETC., SO WE ARE SIMPLY OFFERING IT TO YOU IN THE SAME GOOD FAITH THAT IT WAS OFFERED TO US. WHEN IN DOUBT, COME HERE AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF, OR HIRE AN INSPECTION SERVICE.

MILEAGE STATED IN LISTING IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF THE LISTING, BUT CAN INCREASE DUE TO TEST DRIVES, TAKING THE VEHICLES TO CAR SHOWS, AND MOVING THEM BETWEEN OUR WAREHOUSES. MILEAGE WILL NO EXCEED THE AMOUNT STATED BY MORE THAN 400 MILES.

IF A VEHICLE WAS A TRADE-IN AT OUR DEALERSHIP AND HAD A LOAN/LEASE PAYOFF, THERE MAY BE A TITLE DELAY AS THE TITLE COULD BE IN TRANSIT FROM THE LENDER. WE AGREE TO SUPPLY CLEAN, CLEAR, AND VALID TITLE TO THE VEHICLE WITHIN 25 DAYS OF YOUR PURCHASE.

PURCHASER AGREE'S THAT ANY AN ALL ARBITRATION, LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, OR UNRESOLVED COMPLAINTS SURROUNDING THE VEHICLE, THIS AUCTION, OR OUR DEALERSHIP, WILL BE PURSUED THROUGH LEE COUNTY, FL SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND NO OTHER STATE, COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM.


About the Seller

Based in Fort Myers, FL, I have been buying and selling Specialty cars and trucks, as well as Harley-Davidson motorcycles, since 2005.

J.J. ARMSTRONG
941-286-0889

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