1961 Pontiac Bonneville
2012 MegaSpeed Car Show in Toronto, Ontario Mar 10, 2012
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1974 Pontiac Catalina 455 Safari Station Wagon Estate 1 Owner Big Block Pull Car
Pontiac Catalina 455 Station Wagon or Break or Estate http://www.1ownercarguy.com OK It really gets no nicer than this These Pontiac wagons are some of the Hottest coolest vehicles EVER made Forget a SUV a MAN wans a Catilina 455..;-) Make sure and check out this video I am sure you will LOVE this wagon it is a GREAT driver and Runs Drives and Shifts Great it is a 1 or a 2 owner car i need to check before the auction. Whether You like a Ford, Chevy, Dodge or a Rambler Station Wagon You will LOVE this wagon. It is like a time a Capsule and is readt to drive. I have been getting a little partial to Estate Station Wagons lately and wanting them more than Coupes and it shows in My inventory in what i invest in.... And that is what these cars are is GREAT Investments that can only go UP in value. Make sure and Subscribe to my Channel I get LOT's of Classic EURO and Muscle cars from the 60's 70's and 80's and i sell them cheap Make sure and look at My otther videos I have over 650 of them on here Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy 406 544 6919
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All wagons from 71-76 rode on the C-body chassis (127 inch) wheelbase... (Chevrolet Belair-Townsman, Impala-Kingswood, Caprice-Kingwood Estate), the Pontiac Safari (Catalina, Bonneville, and Grand Ville wagons were all Safari's) - (Grand Ville was called Grand Safari), Olds Custom Cruiser (with 88 and 98 interiors), and Buick Estate (LeSabre and Electra series interiors). In 1977 the wagons moved to the B-body chassis and rode on the 116" wheelbase until 1996 when they were discontinued
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Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S117 1961 Pontiac Ventura
Arnie Beswick's 1961 "Passionate Poncho" Ventura still ranks as one of the most successful Pontiac factory-built racecars of all time. This Bristol Blue hardtop came from the factory as a 389/348 Tri-Power car with the Super Duty heads and camshaft shipped in the trunk. Once installed, the horsepower was raised to 363 horsepower, a number intentionally underrated by the factory. This is the car that Beswick drove to the '61 Daytona Winternationals and won with. Arnie went on to win a large number of Super Stock races throughout the country that season, solidifying his place as a major player in the Super Stock, A/FX and Funny Car wars of the 1960s. This car is an exceptional example of the breed, verified by Mr. Beswick himself. It is finished in the original race livery and is in its correct 1961 race configuration.
Lot # 117 1961 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty 389 Arnie Beswick Superstock
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE (Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team. Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
1986 Pontiac Parisienne The Alabama "Cheviac"
I purchased this car for $500 in October 2011 from an elderly lady at church. The car had been sitting under their carport untouched for several years, it is unknown just how long it had actually sat, but I knew for sure it was sitting more than two years.
I installed a new battery, poured 5 gallons of fresh gas into the tank and to my surprise it fired up as if you had just run it last month. I paid $500 for the car, and since I have owned it I have done a little work to bring it back up to speed.
I had to replace the water pump during the winter of 2011 as the bearing was worn thus making noise, I replaced at the same time both upper and lower radiator hoses as they were still the original GM hoses.
I have replaced all four shocks, recharged the A/C, and removed the smog pump, as well as gutted the Catalytic converter.
I replaced all four tires witch were badly dry rotted, as well as cleaning, repacking the front wheel bearings, and replacing the grease seals. I have had to replace the choke thermostat witch started acting up in the spring of this year.
This old car runs great and drives like a dream, it would be nice if you could buy new cars like these today. Even with it's carburated V8 305 it still averages 20-22 mpg for my commute back and fourth to work, and 24-26 on the highway.
We call this "The Alabama Cheviac" since it is a Pontiac with a Chevrolet engine. It has the 305 V8, coupled to the 700 R-4 Transmission. Great car, I enjoy it almost as much as my Cummins powered 71 Dodge.
Is a Cummins conversion in the Cheviac's future...... Only time will tell!!!!