1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

The 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 hardtop coupe was powered by a 400 cubic-inch four-barrel V8 engine developing 265 horsepower. The engine was linked to a Hurst three-speed floor shifter with F70-14 bias-belted blackwall tires and seven-inch wheel rims at all four corners. They had GM safety equipment, upgraded suspension, front disc and rear drum brakes, vinyl interiors, bucket type seats, concealed wipers, deluxe steering wheel, and dual outside sport mirrors. Exterior visual design cues included twin hood scoops and Formula 400 nameplates.

The base 1970 Pontiac Firebird had a price of $2,875. Customers who selected the Firebird Formula 400 option paid an additional $500. A total of 7,708 examples of the Firebird Formula 400 examples were produced in 1970. 2,777 of those were fitted with a synchromesh transmission while the remaining 4,931 examples had automatics.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2016

The Pontiac Firebird

The Pontiac Firebird

Through good times and bad, the Pontiac Firebird was at the forefront of Americas muscle car generation. Introduced in 1967 and following through to 2002 shows just how successful its reign was.1st Generation (1967-69)Some refer to this as the coke bottle years, due to its body style. The bumpers were designed into the front end and the rear had slit taillights. Until 1969,....
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The Pontiac Firebird

The Pontiac Firebird

Through good times and bad, the Pontiac Firebird was at the forefront of Americas muscle car generation. Introduced in 1967 and following through to 2002 shows just how successful its reign was.1st Generation (1967-69)Some refer to this as the coke bottle years, due to its body style. The bumpers were designed into the front end and the rear had slit taillights. Until 1969,....
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The Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac was tired of viewing from the sidelines, while Ford introduced the Mustang, and Chevy brought out the Camaro, so in midst of 1967 Pontiac finally jumped in the ring with the all new Firebird. Available with either six or eight cylinder engines, the Firebird was based heavily on the Camaro chassis, though Pontiac did attempt to make it their own. The Camaro featured a styled split front grille,....
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Price Comparison

1970 Firebird Formula 400
$3,370-$28,120
1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 Base Price : $3,370

$830 - $3,600
$3,165 - $3,790

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Pontiac
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)531,922
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)580,045
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)919,870
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)706,978
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)586,856
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)586,856
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)870,081
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)910,977
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)782,734
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)831,331
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)802,000

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