This beautiful 1976 Formula Firebird is a regular on the Western massachusetts, Northern Connecticut cruise scene. This car remains faithful to its 1976 heritage with the sedate FORMULA graphics. Only small customizations are visible: the custom chrome wheels, the T-bar handle on the stick shift, newer radio, and the Hurst emblem on the left side of the trunk.
Formula Firebirds have become rare, especially the 1975 to 1976 models. This Formula features the one year only hood design with elegantly curved twin scoops rising from the hood. Black cars are especially difficult to photograph and I was lucky to catch this one at a weekly cruise night (Mark's in East Granby, CT) in lower light, making for some striking photos.
If you are restoring a non-W50 Appearance Package optioned 1976 Formula then this car is an excellent reference for factory-correct restoration.