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1979 Grand Prix W/Factory 4-Speed
1979 Pontiac Grand Prix

1979 Grand Prix W/Factory 4-Speed

Filed in Pontiac Grand Prix by on January 21, 2016 • views: 2662

1978 brought a downsizing of the Pontiac Grand Prix and other G-Body cars. The 1978-1979 Pontiac Grand Prix came with a standard 3-speed manual with the 231 CID V-6, although most were sold with the optional automatic transmission. These cars came with an optional 301 CID V-8 (305 CID in California) with either a 2bbl […]

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Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am
Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am

Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am by on January 21, 2016 • views: 1273

When stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham was planning the film “Smokey and the Bandit,” he envisioned a low-budget “B movie” with a production cost of $1 million. But when Needham’s friend Burt Reynolds – the top box office star in the world at the time – read the script and said he would star, things got real. […]

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1971 Pontiac Ventura II – Orange Cookie
1971 Pontiac Ventura II

1971 Pontiac Ventura II – Orange Cookie

Filed in Pontiac Ventura by on January 21, 2016 • views: 1884

The Ventura was first introduced in 1960 as a full size car. In 1971, Pontiac moved the name to their new X-body Nova clone, the Ventura II. The Ventura II name was only used for 1971-1972. From 1973-1977, it went back to its original name, Ventura. In 1971, the only (2) engine options for the […]

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Rick Dobbertin’s Pontiac J2000
Rick Dobbertin - J2000

Rick Dobbertin’s Pontiac J2000

Filed in Pontiac J2000 by on January 20, 2016 • views: 1645

Probably the most bizarre custom Pontiac ever built is Rick Dobbertin’s J2000. In 1986, Rick Dobbertin shocked the community and created a seismic rumble like no Pro Street car had ever done before.  The J2000 accomplished that goal by immediately polarizing opinions—you either loved it or hated it. The car demanded you take a stand. […]

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1969 Pontiac Grand Prix – Tale To The Chief
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix

1969 Pontiac Grand Prix – Tale To The Chief

Filed in Pontiac Grand Prix by on January 18, 2016 • views: 1901

In the early morning light at the 2013 Art Center College of Design Car Classic in Pasadena, California, with the red-rich rays of the sun illuminating dozens of vintage and classic cars being positioned onto the concours field, one solitary car drew our eye. At first glance, from the rear, it was unmistakably a ’69-’72 […]

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1979 Black Grand Prix – My Pontiac And Me
1979 Pontiac Grand Prix

1979 Black Grand Prix – My Pontiac And Me

Filed in Pontiac Grand Prix by on January 18, 2016 • views: 1586

Growing up, Pontiac’s were a big part of my life. My father owned a ’62 Bonneville convertible and my mother owned a ’78 Grand Prix. When it came time to purchase my first car, I immediately looked to Pontiac. My first love, the GTO, was a bit out of my price range, so I ended […]

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Year One’s 1973 Brewster Green Trans Am
1973 Pontiac Trans Am

Year One’s 1973 Brewster Green Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour by on January 18, 2016 • views: 3538

As President of YearOne, Kevin King has seen a hot muscle car or two in his day. In fact, YearOne’s in-house hot rod shop, Ghostworks Garage, has been building high-profile street machines for the better part of a decade. Although the shop cranks out the usual suspects for customers—like ’69 Camaros, Chevelles, and fastback Mustangs—when […]

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1973 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans Am
1973 Pontiac Trans Am

1973 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am, Pro Tour by on January 12, 2016 • views: 6305

This amazing 1973 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans Am came up on ebay in December 2015 for an incredible $139,000.00. And as far as we know, it didn’t sell. The description in the ad states: 1973 Trans Am Pro-Touring, Custom Frame off Restoration! SEMA Feature, HPP Magazine & Optima Challenge car 700 HP 535 ci. Pontiac […]

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The Crow Is Back – Taking on Gas Monkey Garage views: 156

In December we paid tribute to Justin (Big Chief) Shearer and The Crow (his 1972 Pontiac LeMans) that was destroyed last November in a violent crash. We’re excited to report that The Crow is back, and while the original Crow’s body was pretty much destroyed, Big Chief was able to salvage the doors. As you can […]

1978 Macho T/A Turbo views: 232

These Macho T/A graphics may seem like the work of some time-warped customizer, but the Macho T/A is actually a bona-fide collectible. The Macho T/A was originally the handiwork of Dennis and Kyle Mecham.  Dennis and Kyle were the sons of dealership owner, Evan Mecham, and Dennis had modified his black 1976 Trans Am for […]

Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird views: 313

This ’69 Firebird is owned by Sid Tracy, and was built by Troy Grudge from BBT Fabrications, with design help from Ben Hermance from Hermance Designs. Sid wasn’t sure how people would respond to the changes they made to the cars nose, the Challenger headlights, and the ground effects. They’ve gone over well with Pontiac […]

1975 Pontiac Astre GT views: 225

1975 Pontiac Astre Josh Campbell, Gilbert, AZ Best E.T.: 12.595/110 The Astre GT is one of Pontiac’s lesser known cars. While the light weight Chevy Vega gained popularity with the drag racing crowd, it’s cousin the Astre, didn’t get the same respect. That’s fine I guess. It just makes them more rare and unique now. […]