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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: 65

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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The Silver Dollar Pontiac views: 15

Nudie Cohn, the famed “Rodeo Tailor to the Stars,” first gained prominence in the early 1950s as the personal tailor for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, making national headlines with the $10,000 gold lamé suit he created for Elvis Presley in 1957. From the 1950s to the 1980s, requests for Nudie’s work piled up from […]

1971-1972 Hurst SSJ Grand Prix views: 15

The Hurst Performance Research Corporation gained notoriety in the mid-’60s producing factory-installed and aftermarket manual and automatic transmission shifter components. But in the late-’60s, Hurst’s popularity soared due in part to its partnership with Oldsmobile and the modifications made to models like the 4-4-2 that resulted in the Hurst Olds and other musclecars. It wasn’t […]

Richard Petty NASCAR Grand Prix 2+2 views: 13

You probably already read our article about the 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2. This NASCAR-spec 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Aerocoupe was professionally set up for show and competition by Mike Mulchany Motorsports. Built on an original Banjo Mathews rear steer chassis (serial number 1181), it uses a professionally built 358 CI Chevrolet small block […]

700 Horsepower Pontiac Solstice views: 161

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 […]