Pontiac Concepts

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2007 Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Concept
Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Concept

2007 Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac Solstice by on December 9, 2017 • 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. […]

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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: 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 […]

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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: 300

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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1971 Pontiac Pegasus
1971 Pontiac Pegasus

1971 Pontiac Pegasus

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on February 15, 2017 • views: 1631

This Pontiac Pegasus was one of the dreams of General Motors’ design chief, Bill Mitchell. His efforts produced a parade of memorable concept cars and custom cars. This concept car is powered with Ferrari V12 drivetrain, hardware and gauges. The engine, a 365 GTB/4 (Daytona) V12, was offered by Enzo Ferrari and sealed the deal […]

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665 Horsepower Monster Pontiac Aztek
665 Horsepower Monster Pontiac Aztek

665 Horsepower Monster Pontiac Aztek

Filed in Pontiac Aztek, Pontiac Concepts by on February 12, 2017 • views: 2124

I’m always on the search for unique Pontiac’s. I stumbled on a photo of this Pontiac Aztek, and began a search for more photos and information. This one’s to unique to let it disappear; By the time Mark Reuss reached the age of 36, people were criticizing his work with gusto. Why not? He, a […]

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1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari
1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari

1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on January 26, 2017 • views: 1196

Ford had experienced years of success with the ‘Ute’ in Australia. In 1957, they decided to bring the concept to the United States with the introduction of the ‘Ranchero’. it was a move that caught General Motors by surprise. In essence, the Ranchero was a modified two-door Ranch wagon with the roof removed behind the […]

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1978 Pontiac Grand Am CA
1978 Pontiac Grand Am CA

1978 Pontiac Grand Am CA

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac Grand Am by on November 22, 2016 • views: 1358

By the end of the 1970’s, new car dealerships had little to offer in the way of performance cars. The Corvette had dropped the 454 cid motor for the 350 cid, and by 1977, GM forced Pontiac to stop producing the 455 cid. Pontiac bounced right back in 1977 with a new high-performance package for […]

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1956 Pontiac Club de Mer
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer

1956 Pontiac Club de Mer

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on October 11, 2016 • views: 2328

After the Second World War, car designers started to get really creative. Many became obsessed with trying to make their creations look like wingless fighter jets, adding fake jet-engine like air intakes and numerous fins and wings. The 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer concept was no different. Except for the fact it didn’t look too […]

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1985 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Concept Car
1985 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Concept

1985 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Concept Car

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac Grand Prix by on September 8, 2016 • views: 2287

This is one of three 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 concept cars that were built by Pontiac. Of the three created, one was black, and two were maroon (black cherry) and grey (that copied the burgundy Monte SS at the time). If you’re familiar with the Grand Prix 2+2 (See 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2), […]

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1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Prototype
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Prototype

1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Prototype

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on August 27, 2016 • views: 2715

The 1969 Farago Pontiac CF 428 concept car was brought about as a result of a special request by John DeLorean, while he was head of the Pontiac Motor Division. DeLorean asked Paul Farago to come up with an exciting car that he could use to tour the world’s auto shows and enhance the company’s […]

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1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept
1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept

1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on January 21, 2016 • views: 1796

The 1964 XP-883 Pontiac Banshee I Concept was John DeLorean’s pet project and he wanted it in production. Two functional cars were designed by DeLorean’s design team and produced by an outside coachbuilder. One was a two-passenger fiberglass coupe powered with a straight six-cylinder, overhead cam engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. It was […]

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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 […]

1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour views: 197

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 […]

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed views: 43

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, […]

The Gray Ghost Rides Again views: 10

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 […]