I have owned mine for 2 months, bought it for 900 and since I bought it, people keep saying its rare. I'm curious to know about how rare they really are.
What's your source for that information? I've been searching for exact production numbers on the '89 Formula for years now.There were 10,739 total Firebirds in 1989 that carried the "Formula" label with the L98 350. Out of a total of 64,404 Firebirds made that year. Interesting to note, if you had one with a manual transmission, it would be extremely rare as only 42 of those were made that year...
No worries! We're all on the same page now!Apologies, my dyslexia kicked in. The LB9/N10 was the 5 speed combination. The L98 was only coupled to the automatic. Yes, that was the formula set up that I was referring to as only 42 made. They only made 50 or less of those each year. They were actually about 300 pounds lighter that the rest of the field which made them just a little faster.
Interesting! Has GM ever released that information? I'd like to have a copy to document my vehicle!I got that information while delving through all of my ancient sales and marketing data. I spent many years with the general...
Yeah, the march of technology can be a bane at times...I don't know if they have ever released it or not. I know the marketing department kept it pretty close to the vest (proprietary information they called it) but, since pontiac (and GM in it's previous form) are no longer, I would think that that information is out there somewhere. The internet pretty much killed off old farts like me in the industry. Why do they need product trainers when you can find anything you want on the net?
I think I stumbled onto a couple copies of the actual build sheet; I found one several years ago stuffed under the seat, and recently found another jammed down in the spare tire well.I don't know if it is available anymore, but you used to be able to have a service writer enter your VIN into the system and pull your "build sheet" it would give you your production number and the date that it was built and a list of all the RPO codes for your car. Although it won't give you a breakdown of how many cars similar to yours, it will give you a lot of neat information.
I have a 89 black 305 tpi ttop 5speedThere were 10,739 total Firebirds in 1989 that carried the "Formula" label with the L98 350. Out of a total of 64,404 Firebirds made that year. Interesting to note, if you had one with a manual transmission, it would be extremely rare as only 42 of those were made that year.
There were 12,116 L98 350 IROC's in 1988.