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Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course, this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers' shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.





Driving a 1963 Pontiac Catalina 389 Tri Power 4 Speed
We test drive an original 1963 Pontiac Catalina 389 Tri-Power 4 speed.





1962 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty 1 of 1
Rare all Aluminium 389 Dual Quad engine, built exclusively for Mickey Thompson. This is the only known running example. *SOLD!*





PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru 1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in 1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac). PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the 1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The 1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced. Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980 the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8 blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25 pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.





PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY 405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60 degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).





1958 Pontiac Bonneville Fuel Injected Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
http://www.ClassicCarBuyingSecrets.com Click now for an instant download on "How to Avoid the 7 Deadliest Mistakes of Buying a Classic Car Online"! WOW OH MY GOSH I HAVE ONLY READ ABOUT THEM THIS IS A MATCHING #S 1958 PONTIAC (FUEL INJECTED) BONNEVILLE ULTRA RARE (I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE IN MY WHOLE LIFE)!!!. I was VERY LUCKY to ride in a friends 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Fuel Injected Convertible more than a few times, BUT!!!!! Here is THE RARE OF THE VERY RARE!!!! A 1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE FACTORY FUEL INJECTED 2 door hardtop for your consideration!!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE IN OVER 40 years of being in the old car hobby, NEVER!! I have seen a few 58 TRI POWER BONNEVILLE'S, BUT NEVER a 58 FUEL INJECTED CAR!!! There were just (630), 1957 Pontiac FUEL INJECTED cars built, and all were Bonneville convertibles. When 1958 came along there were only (400) FUEL INJECTED BONNEVILLE CARS BUILT (TOTAL) BETWEEN CONVERTIBLES AND HARDTOPS!!! So this 58 FI Bonneville is NO DOUBT ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL GENERAL MOTORS CARS EVER TO BE PRODUCED!!! AND SHE IS A BEAUTY AND WITH NO RUST EVER, AND I MEAN NO RUST EVER!!!! She has had one repaint (THE PAINT IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS)!! !! (SHE IS AS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW) and still sports her ORIGINAL INTERIOR, NOT A REDONE INTERIOR, ITS ORIGINAL INTERIOR!! The chrome and stainless on this magnificent car is really SPECTACULAR!! She has Power Steering and Power Brakes for ease of driving and she has all 4 of her perfect original hubcaps!! The 370 Cu In Pontiac FI motor is backed up to its original 4 spd. HYDRA MATIC transmission! She is missing (NOTHING AT ALL) from all of the correct original FUEL INJECTION PARTS to her correct Exhaust tips!!! She lacks nothing accept a new home in some ones very special collection, or at home in your garage!! Or perhaps for a SPECIAL NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN IN A CAR THAT (ONLY YOU) WILL HAVE AT ANY CAR SHOW YOU CHOOSE TO PULL INTO!!! AND THIS I PUT IN STONE!!! You WILL NEVER FIND THE CHANCE TO OWN SUCH A FIND AGAIN!!! If you are a serious Pontiac collector, or for that matter just a car nut and want something in a car that is truly TIMELESS, BREATHTAKING, AND BEAUTIFUL in D ESIGN!! Then this 58 FI Bonneville is a must have car!!! SHE IS TRULY A MASTER OF ENGINEERING DESIGN!! BEAUTY IS MORE THAN JUST SKIN DEEP AFTER ALL!! Give Tom a Call Today this will not last 248-974-9513 www.vanguardmotorsales.com tom@vanguardmotorsales.com





10 second 68 Firebird Sacramento Raceway 1987
This 68 Firebird was my first car purchased when I was 17 in 1977. The car is currently undergoing a frame-off restoration. At the time this video was taken in 1987 it was powered by a 455 Pontiac engine. The best ΒΌ mile performance was an ET of 10.87 and a MPH of 124.83 WITHOUT the aid Nitrous oxide. The heads are ported factory cast iron D-Ports cast# 48. Crankshaft is factory 455 Rods are factory 73/74 455 Super-Duty Camshaft is a Cam Dynamics solid flat-tappet with .618/.644" lift (1.65 rockers) 265/275 @.050 duration Advertised duration is 312/322 int/exh Pistons are Ross flat-tops yielding 12:1 compression ratio with the 69cc chambers Carburetion is 2 660cfm Holley center squirters mounted on a Doug Nash/Warrior tunnel-ram manifold. The differential is a Dana 60 with a 4.10 ratio gear set





Sleeper Pontiac
Twin turbo BBC in a 63 LeMans at the Flashlight Drags! A little faster than it looks? I think he needs a cage and chute.





1965 Pontiac LeMans
My HO455,305 comp. cam .525 lift,3:55 posi,flowmasters,4 wheel disk from '80 TA,WS6 sway bar,SSM lower control arms,March underdrive pulleys





PONTIAC 455 UNLEASHED!!!!
www.autoappraiser.ca I BUILD THEM BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MORE POWER THAN COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!!!! TURN UP THE BASS TO HEAR THE ROAR!!!!!





badd 455
Disturbing the neighbors!





73 Pontiac Kicked Off The Track
My friend gets himself in trouble at a drag strip with his street car. Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/





1974 pontiac ventura 455 at the track
drag racing





BIG BLOCK BATTLE! TRANS AM 455 OLDS Vs TRANS AM 474 PONTIAC
LEFT LANE 11.6@114 , RIGHT LANE 12.4@110





1964 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans GTO
Racing in New York City





Which car is faster? Which Car is Faster?




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