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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: 226

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: 182

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: 488

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: 356

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: 367

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: 408

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: 435

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
1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO

1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on July 6, 2017 • views: 743

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 […]

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix RAM AIR GTX
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix RAM AIR GTX

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix RAM AIR GTX

Filed in Pontiac Grand Prix by on June 6, 2017 • views: 1525

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 […]

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1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection
Firebird – Carved To Perfection

1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on May 30, 2017 • views: 976

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 […]

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USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 – U2 Chaser
USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 - U2 Chaser

USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 – U2 Chaser

Filed in Pontiac G8, Pontiac GTO by on May 29, 2017 • views: 1151

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 […]

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1968 Royal Bobcat GTO
1968 Royal Bobcat GTO

1968 Royal Bobcat GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on May 29, 2017 • views: 1196

This 1968 GTO Royal Bobcat was Ordered new from Royal Pontiac by Arnie Beswick for original owner Mike Rutherford. This High Performance Conversion at Royal was performed by Milt Schornack and Dave Warren and it is a Documented Royal Bobcat 428 conversion. This GTO Royal Bobcat was the March 1968 Popular Hot Rodding magazine cover […]

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Stanced 2009 Pontiac G8 views: 1149

There’s no doubt that Pontiac was at the forefront of the GM muscle cars. The GTO and G8 were the last of the great GM muscle sedans. Chevrolet tried to follow it with the SS, but it didn’t quite match the aggressive look and feel of the G8. With the optional 6.2L 415 horsepower factory […]

1979 Grand Am W/ Factory Hurst 4-Speed views: 888

We told you about the 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix with the factory 4-speed. Well, the Grand Prix wasn’t the only G-body to get the 4-speed manual in 1979. The 1979 Grand Am shown here found itself up for auction on ebay in the summer of 2016. At the time, it was owned by someone in […]

1965 Merlin GTO views: 899

We call this beast the 1965 Merlin GTO, because it’s home to a 632 cubic inch Merlin V8 cranking out 850 horsepower! The engine was built by Bill Michel of Hard Core Racing. The engine uses Merlin severe duty valves, Vasco Jet valve springs, Harland Sharp roller rockers, and 10 degree titanium retainers. The ignition […]

1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am views: 2000

Built by Brad Riekoff and his crew at West Bend Dyno Tuning in West Bend, Wisconsin, this 1000 HP Trans Am is one bad Bird! Representing the joint efforts of over 31 manufacturers and several THOUSAND hours of labor, this vehicle was on display at SEMA 2013, featured in several magazines including Popular Hot Rodding, […]