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Cars > Challenges > “Gen'l Sherman” Vs “Formie”

 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
United States

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Woodstock, Georgia
United States

 

1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

“Gen'l Sherman”

2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula

“Formie”

 
Photo of: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 2000 Pontiac Firebird
 

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About “Gen'l Sherman”

One family owner. Still have window sticker, protecto plate, emission control systems manual and the owners manual. Sticker price $4,466.09 (actual delivered price $3,836.17 including tax, tag, etc.).

Within two weeks after the car was restored, I drove it on a 720 mile round trip to NC and back so my father could see it looking like new again (at least the body and interior). Since then, I have had the engine detailed and painted (will add pictures later).

Since leaving the dealer's lot, this car has not and hopefully will never see a trailor for transporting it. It was my father's commuting car in the 70's and 80's and will still be driven every where. When I retire, I'd like to use it to deliver meals for "meals on wheels."

About “Formie”

I saw this car for sale at a Caddy dealership in Marietta, GA in July 2004. I have always liked the Formulas, so I had to check it out.

After a quick, uneventful testdrive, I traded my 1999 Buick Century (a solid car in it's own right) for the Formula.

The car has been my daily driver ever since. I started with about 32K on the odometer. Now, it's approaching 130k with very little trouble. It has been a great car, and a lot of fun!

It's not a show car, but it goes to car cruises and shows now and again. Mostly it works for a living...taking me daily to the places I need to go.

 

Specs for “Gen'l Sherman”

LT1 V-8 engine (350cid). Automatic transmission (400 Turbo-Hydra-matic). Solid Lifters. 3.73 Positraction rear axle. 4-barrell Holley carburetor. I found a good mechanic and now I've gone back to the Holley carburetor.

Specs for “Formie”

2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula
LSI 300 hp/335 lb ft torque
4L60E automatic.(Better for the Atlanta commute!)
Light Pewter Metallic/Ebony Interior
3.23 rear gear w/limited slip
123,000 miles-daily driver

 

Factory Options for “Gen'l Sherman”

Center Console. Power Steering. AM pushbutton radio. Special Performance Equipment [Z28 package]. Blue vinyl interior. Mulsanne blue

Factory Options for “Formie”

PS/PB
Auto trans
Chrome 16" wheels
3.23 rear
6 way power driver seat
Monsoon stereo w/CD
T-tops (Love the T-tops!)

...oddly no traction control.

 

Mods for “Gen'l Sherman”

Restored back to original.

Mods for “Formie”

Magnaflow exhaust tips
UMI shock tower brace

Other than that pretty stock..even has the flat hood!:)

 

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of Z28 Finished album
Z28 Finished
Photos: 13
Cover photo of 1972 Z28 Camaro Restoration album
1972 Z28 Camaro Restoration
Photos: 119
 

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Points for Gen'l Sherman Total Votes Points for Formie
41 12 19

 

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