Pontiac Concepts

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1971 Pontiac Pegasus
1971 Pontiac Pegasus

1971 Pontiac Pegasus

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on February 15, 2017 • views: 1205

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: 1356

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: 859

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: 1112

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: 1753

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: 2021

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: 2284

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: 1643

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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2003 Pontiac IMSA Fiero views: 51

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 […]

Pontiac’s Contribution to Word War II views: 107

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 […]

1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO views: 391

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: 1019

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 […]