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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: 4113

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: 1813

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: 2928

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: 2387

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: 2623

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: 2407

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: 6461

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: 10524

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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700 Horsepower Pontiac Solstice views: 50

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 […]

2007 Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Concept views: 11

Designed to evoke the emotions of classic sports cars, the Pontiac Solstice SD-290 race concept captures the purposeful design of vintage racecars. The design is dramatic, featuring a passenger cockpit tonneau cover and a driver windscreen, creating a pure racecar that looks ready to take the checkered flag even while sitting on the starting grid. […]

2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept views: 6

Royal Oak , Michigan – GM’s Performance Division unveiled the Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Employee Enthusiasm (EE!) concept vehicles at the 2004 Woodward Dream Cruise. Created for show purposes, the vehicle was completed by GM employee volunteers using parts donated by GM Powertrain, GM Performance Parts, and GM Design Center. The 2004 Pontiac GTO […]

1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour views: 198

The beauty you see here was built by MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon as their personal “shop car”. The first recorded history of the GTO dates back to the early 1980’s when Rick, a customer of MetalWorks, purchased it for $2,500. After about 3-years of ownership, Rick had a blue velour interior installed […]