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2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept
2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept

2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac GTO by on November 12, 2017 • views: 1

Royal Oak , Michigan – GM’s Performance Division unveiled the Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Employee Enthusiasm (EE!) concept vehicles at the 2004 Woodward Dream Cruise. Created for show purposes, the vehicle was completed by GM employee volunteers using parts donated by GM Powertrain, GM Performance Parts, and GM Design Center. The 2004 Pontiac GTO […]

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1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour
1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour

1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour

Filed in Pontiac GTO, Pro Tour by on November 12, 2017 • views: 96

The beauty you see here was built by MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon as their personal “shop car”. The first recorded history of the GTO dates back to the early 1980’s when Rick, a customer of MetalWorks, purchased it for $2,500. After about 3-years of ownership, Rick had a blue velour interior installed […]

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1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on October 24, 2017 • views: 31

The 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge came with a window sticker just below $5,000. That was a lot of money in 1970. Cars are not the best investments. It’s been common knowledge that cars depreciate as soon as you drive them off the lot. It takes a long time before a car goes up in value, […]

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The Gray Ghost Rides Again
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed

The Gray Ghost Rides Again

Filed in Pontiac Tempest by on October 24, 2017 • views: 7

I’ve got plenty of stories on the way from this year’s Reunion, but I want to start out with a look at one of my favorite cars of the event. It’s not a Ferrari or a Porsche, but a Pontiac – a 1964 Tempest to be exact. If you are familiar with the history of […]

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1980 Pontiac Sunbird 4.3 Turbo
1980 Pontiac Sunbird 4.3 Turbo

1980 Pontiac Sunbird 4.3 Turbo

Filed in Pontiac Sunbird by on October 24, 2017 • views: 36

Pontiac built the Sunbird from 1976-1994, and offered a turbo version from 1984-1990. None of them made the power that this 1980 Sunbird does. The 1978 and 1979 Sunbird came with an optional 305 V8, but for 1980 it only offered the 3.8L V6, and a 2.5L I4. The builder of this car swapped out […]

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Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept
Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept

Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac Firebird by on September 22, 2017 • views: 280

For most car enthusiasts, their ultimate dream car is something that does (or at least likely could) exist. But, for a few dreamers, the possibilities go beyond the possible to a place few people, if any, had imagined. Freelance Russian designer and photographer Kasim Tlibekov refuses to let the brand die in the hearts and […]

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SLP 421 Bobcat GTO
SLP 421 Bobcat GTO

SLP 421 Bobcat GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on September 16, 2017 • views: 192

Nicely integrated and fully functional intake slits on the SLP hood give a hint to the hidden power of this Goat. “This thing really shines on the winding roads, and there’s nothing like rowing through the six-speed while listening to the rumble of the exhaust.” -Robert Hamblen Back in the ’60s—a decade marked by the […]

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1973 Warhorse Pontiac Trans Am
1973 Warhorse Pontiac Trans Am

1973 Warhorse Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour, Uncategorized by on September 5, 2017 • views: 553

Meet the Warhorse – A 1973 Pontiac Trans Am. We’ll let the original builder tell you about it: Let me tell you about our car. It’s a 1973 Trans Am, my wife’s birth year. It was originally a cameo white with deluxe white interior, 455ci, 4-speed car. We have done our best to stay true […]

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1955 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon
1955 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon

1955 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon

Filed in Pontiac Chieftain by on September 4, 2017 • views: 388

How could anyone not find this 1955 Pontiac Chieftain wagon cool? It may look old on the outside with that beautiful patina, but the inside is a whole other story. The new custom interior is finished in brown and white with matching garnish moldings. It has a tilt steering wheel, power steering, Vintage Air air […]

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1974 Pontiac GTO
1974 Pontiac GTO

1974 Pontiac GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on August 27, 2017 • views: 376

Most hobbyists consider the GTO the vehicle that launched the musclecar era. Its recipe of a large-displacement engine in a relatively small body was an immediate success, and most other manufacturers quickly followed suit. In later years, however, emphasis was redirected from performance to fuel economy and emissions, turning most performance cars into little more […]

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2003 Pontiac IMSA Fiero
2003 Pontiac IMSA Fiero

2003 Pontiac IMSA Fiero

Filed in Pontiac Fiero by on August 18, 2017 • views: 522

The Pontiac Fiero has never really received much respect. Yes, it has it’s fans. Pretty much every vehicle out there has a fan base. But it’s really an underdog compared to the Pontiac Firebird. Even though it was designed as a sporty 2-seater, it only produced 140 horsepower. People have tried to build the Fiero […]

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Pontiac’s Contribution to Word War II
Pontiac's Contribution to Word War II

Pontiac’s Contribution to Word War II

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 15, 2017 • views: 580

In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked GM’s chief William S. Knudsen to head the new National Defense Advisory Commission. His job was to lead the mobilization of the American industry to build the nation’s defense arsenal. Meanwhile back in Detroit the new GM president C.E. Wilson began shepherding the corporation into its “guns and […]

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1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO views: 799

Here’s another classic GTO with modern muscle. This 1970 GTO sports a 450 horsepower LS1 GM v8 mated to a 4L60E overdrive transmission. The transmission is shifted to a Lokar shifter, and the power is sent to a the rear tires through 3.73 gear and a posi-trac differential. A dual exhaust with long tube headers and […]

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix RAM AIR GTX views: 1643

The 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Ram Air GTX tuned by SLP may go down as one of the few collectible cars from the 1990’s. So, what’s rare about a 1997 Grand Prix? How many supercharged, 300 horsepower, 3.8 liter V6’s do you remember seeing on the street? How many factory-endorsed SLP tuned cars PERIOD do you remember? A […]

1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection views: 1023

An engineer and machinist by trade, Ken Ramey carved his Firebird to Pro Touring perfection Michelangelo had marble. The ancient Romans had travertine. Ken Ramey’s material of choice is much harder to whittle into shape than natural stone, but raw blocks of billet aluminum are no match for his mastery of lathes, mills, and five-axis […]

USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 – U2 Chaser views: 1282

Riding a wingspan roughly as wide as a 10-story building is high, the U-2 pilot, insulated in a full pressurized flight suit and astronaut-like helmet, grips the stick and makes a final check on his alignment with the runway. The Lockheed spyplane is in the final seconds of a long, high-altitude recon mission overflying volatile […]