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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: 554

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: 646

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: 821

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: 1673

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: 1036

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: 1337

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: 1258

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
Stanced 2009 Pontiac G8

Stanced 2009 Pontiac G8

Filed in Pontiac G8 by on May 8, 2017 • views: 1220

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 […]

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1979 Grand Am W/ Factory Hurst 4-Speed
1979 Grand Am W/Factory 4-Speed

1979 Grand Am W/ Factory Hurst 4-Speed

Filed in Pontiac Grand Am by on April 25, 2017 • views: 900

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 […]

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1965 Merlin GTO
1965 Merlin GTO

1965 Merlin GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on April 25, 2017 • views: 951

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 […]

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1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am

1980 Supercharged Pro Tour Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour by on April 1, 2017 • views: 2125

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, […]

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1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix

1967 Pontiac Grand Prix

Filed in Pontiac Grand Prix by on March 31, 2017 • views: 2048

This is a beautiful example of a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix! Besides the 18” and 20” high quality “Budnik” alloy wheels, the car is a pretty clean and original survivor. The car was found listed on ebay by Northwest House of Hardtops in Portland Oregon. It was listed at $22,000. It was described as: 1967 Pontiac […]

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700 Horsepower Pontiac Solstice views: 50

Pontiac introduced the 2006 Pontiac Solstice as a $20,000 sports car capable of competing with the Mazda Miata, and an affordable option over the BMW Z3/Z4. Getting an affordable sport car to market meant using as many pre-existing parts available in the GM parts bin. That meant an IRS shared with the Sigma cars; backup lights from […]

2007 Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Concept views: 11

Designed to evoke the emotions of classic sports cars, the Pontiac Solstice SD-290 race concept captures the purposeful design of vintage racecars. The design is dramatic, featuring a passenger cockpit tonneau cover and a driver windscreen, creating a pure racecar that looks ready to take the checkered flag even while sitting on the starting grid. […]

2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept views: 6

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 […]

1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour views: 198

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 […]