This issue’s featured car is the ’77 Formula of Jim Elick from Sharpsburg, Georgia. Here is the story:
The Formula is the rarest of Firebirds but try to find a one-owner, matching numbers 400, in 29L Nautilus Blue with prototype “Sky Bird” bucket seats.
It was purchased 21 days after Smokey and the Bandit and spending $5000 for this car nearly 42 years ago. I have not seen another 77’ like her and apparently neither have the judges as we’ve just stormed through the southern US car show circuit. By these same attachments, it’s clear who my only Firebird club is!
Having just returned from Mecum in Indy and speaking with PHS, yet again, these simply don’t exist any longer, not with this cowl plate.
She is 43 years old and was featured on Summit Racing’s turntable for two weeks in September.. This car has a terrific story behind it as well being a one-owner vehicle.