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1970 Double Blown GTO
1970 Double Blown GTO

1970 Double Blown GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on January 23, 2016 • views: 4682

Photos of this car pop up everywhere on the internet. A diligent search found articles that had been done on the car, but we lucked out and found the owners forum profile on pontiaczone.com. We decided to go with the owners own words to describe this car: Year: 1970 Make: Pontiac Model: GTO Judge Pro […]

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1972 Pontiac Firebird ‘Code Red’
1972 Pontiac Firebird - Code Red

1972 Pontiac Firebird ‘Code Red’

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on January 22, 2016 • views: 4129

To think that this car was built by an average guy and his friends in a garage is mind blowing. It’s pro level from top to bottom, it’s amazingly well sorted, and it kicks ass in a straight line AND on an autocross course. This is owner/builder Bob Bertelsen’s third award winning car. Each build […]

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1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept
1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept

1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts by on January 21, 2016 • views: 1806

The 1964 XP-883 Pontiac Banshee I Concept was John DeLorean’s pet project and he wanted it in production. Two functional cars were designed by DeLorean’s design team and produced by an outside coachbuilder. One was a two-passenger fiberglass coupe powered with a straight six-cylinder, overhead cam engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. It was […]

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1980 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ With T-Tops
1980 Grand Prix With T-Tops

1980 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ With T-Tops

Filed in Pontiac Grand Prix by on January 21, 2016 • views: 4106

I have a passion for the 1978-1980 Pontiac Grand Prix’s, mostly because I had a 1978 that was this color. You don’t find very many examples of the 1978-1980 Grand Prix’s, and this one is beautiful. This 1980 Grand Prix LJ has been modified with a 400 CID Pontiac V-8 with #62 heads, Edelbrock Performer […]

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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: 4137

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: 1824

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: 2943

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: 2398

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: 2631

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: 2418

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: 6891

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: 10811

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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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: 36

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 […]