1970 Pontiac Formula ‘Cochise’

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on March 24, 2016 • views: 768;


This 1970 Pontiac Formula named ‘Cochise’ is owned by Albert Melchior (Carbon Customs). Albert worked with Scott Mock (Vintage Racing & Performance) to get the car built, and showcases the works of Carbon Customs, Anvil Auto, Ride Tech, and Vintage Racing & Performance. The car was built just prior to, and displayed at the 2011 SEMA show.

The car was not only built to show case the products of Albert’s company, but also as a competitive pro touring car.

What Albert has to say about the car: “Lots of people ask about the effects of all the Carbon, simple answer it has converted the car from a roughly 3,600 lbs 60/40 split to a 51/49 split weight ratio 3,200 lbs car. Almost a 50/50 balanced early second gen F-body which is really notable. A lot of people ask about the seats as they look familiar but there is no Sparco logos. I get a lot of questions about the engine, however other than knowing it has forged internals and that it is an LS3 stroked to 416 with the super charger, we know fairly little about it. The builder was extremely tight lipped about the internals and amount of boost it’s running.”



  • 416 c.i. stroked LS3
  • 2,300 series Magnuson blower
  • Wagner front pulley system
  • Vintage Air
  • PRC Radiator
  • Spectre cold air system
  • T56 Magnum 6 speed
  • 9″ Ford full floater rear axle


  • RideTech TQ CoilOvers Front & Rear
  • Vintage Race Products Subframe
  • Baer Brakes
  • Mini Tubbed
  • Oversize Tank By Ricks Vapor Works
  • Halon fire suppression system


  • Wiring by American Auto Wire
  • Gauge Mark custom matched Pontiac style gauges
  • Custom covered Sparco 505 seats
  • Schroth 4 point seat belts
  • Buried Cage and Halo bar
  • F body warehouse trim


  • Carbon Kustoms’ CF front clip
  • Paint by Brian Kellison
  • Aerocatch hood latch system
  • Ring Brothers hood hinges
  • Flush mounted windshield


To see videos detailing more about ‘Cochise’, the build, and to see it in action, click HERE.



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