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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: 206

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: 711

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: 500

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: 395

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: 731

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: 894

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: 908

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: 1842

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: 1097

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: 1481

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: 1340

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: 1297

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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John Clegg’s 1,200 HP Pontiac LeMans views: 5

This Texas based 1964 Le Mans is one of the meanest pieces we have seen in some time and it punches all the right buttons for us, that is for sure. Bought by the owner about 40 years ago and left to sit outside for decades in the Texas weather, the rough and tumble exterior […]

The Silver Dollar Pontiac views: 34

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: 35

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: 27

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 […]