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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: 3691

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: 1644

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: 2603

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: 2206

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: 2437

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: 2159

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: 5103

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: 9254

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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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 […]