1987 Firebird Formula 350 in showroom condition
In 1987 there were a total of 88,613 Firebirds built by Pontiac. Of those,
13,164 were Formulas, so less than 15% of total production. Only a very
small percentage of Formulas had the 5.7 liter L98 350 engine and 700R4
automatic transmission, which is the same power drive train as the 1987
Corvette. Factory rated at 230 horsepower and 330 ft/lbs of
This car has brought back to look just like it did when it rolled off the
assembly line for delivery to a new car dealership. Not many of these 23+
year old cars are still on the road, and this is the first year of the 3rd
generation Formula with the top engine option, so it's pretty unique.
Still verifying the official production numbers Firebird 350 models from
the Pontiac Historical Society. I ordered the original invoice and window
sticker, which shows a "retail" price of $16,137.00.
Thanks for looking!
1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA Walkaround
350 v8 Tune port fuel injection (Tpi) connected to a 4-speed automatic
transmission with overdrive
The engine makes 225Hp and 325Lbs-Ft of torque
Current miles when video made :169,164
10 second 68 Firebird Sacramento Raceway 1987
This 68 Firebird was my first car purchased when I was 17 in 1977. The car
is currently undergoing a frame-off restoration.
At the time this video was taken in 1987 it was powered by a 455 Pontiac
The best ¼ mile performance was an ET of 10.87 and a MPH of 124.83 WITHOUT
the aid Nitrous oxide.
The heads are ported factory cast iron D-Ports cast# 48.
Crankshaft is factory 455
Rods are factory 73/74 455 Super-Duty
Camshaft is a Cam Dynamics solid flat-tappet with .618/.644" lift (1.65
rockers) 265/275 @.050 duration
Advertised duration is 312/322 int/exh
Pistons are Ross flat-tops yielding 12:1 compression ratio with the 69cc
Carburetion is 2 660cfm Holley center squirters mounted on a Doug
Nash/Warrior tunnel-ram manifold.
The differential is a Dana 60 with a 4.10 ratio gear set
1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350 restored to stock condition
A quick video of my 1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350. Of over 88,000
Firebirds produced in '87 only 2,389 Formula 350 models were made. (2.7% of
total production models)
Most people opted for the Trans-Am model if acquiring the L98 350 engine,
so the Formula 350 is the most rare Firebird model from 1987 as most
Formulas were optioned with the 305 engine.
I have all Pontiac Historical Society (PRS) documentation including copies
of the original invoice and window sticker.