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1955 Pontiac Laurentian Convertible
Rare Canadian produced '55 Pontiac Laurentian Convertible, these cars were built in Canada with a special body & chassis. According to records, approximately 660 of these convertibles were built in 1955 and it is unknown how many survive today. This example is powered by the stout 235 cubic inch inline 6 cylinder engine and is a pleasure to drive. Not an American Star Chief, these cars were actually shorter and the bodies were proportionally different. Enjoy the ride & tour. Please subscribe to keep up with my classic car videos. - Samspace81 Star Chief Chevrolet BelAir classic antique vintage oldies ragtop American Canuck 50s 1950s old





1962 Pontiac Catalina Tri-Power
Here is a full-size '62 Pontiac packing a lil' something extra for you. Enjoy the video.





1956 Pontiac Star Chief Low Mileage Survivor 317 V8 - Gateway Classic Cars
I thought you'd like a look at this very original 1956 Pontiac Star Chief. This amazing survivor has only 74,xxx original miles on the odometer. It's powered by the factory 317 V8, backed by an automatic trans. It has all original interior and even the factory Air Conditioning. You won't find too many out there like this anymore. It has a cool patina to it, that can only be built up over decades of use. If it were me, I would leave this car as it is and just have fun cruising it. I hope you find it interesting....thanks for watching! Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO www.GatewayClassicCars.com The first background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download: http://audionautix.audionautixcom.netdna-cdn.com/Music/OpenRoad.mp3 The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississ ippi.mp3 MacLeod's description: Genre: Blues Length: 3:15 Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP Tempo: 90 With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011 ISRC: US-UAN-11-00709 Bouncy, Grooving 2010





Pontiacs for 1964
John DeLorean replaced Pete Estes as general manager, and he continued the same emphasis on performance that Bunkie Knudsen and Estes had begun. The big news for 1964 For 1964, the Tempest and LeMans' transaxle design was dropped and the cars were redesigned under GM's new A body platform; frame cars with a conventional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The most important of these is the GTO, short for "Gran Turismo Omologato," the Italian for "Grand Touring, Homologated" used by Ferrari as a badge to announce a car's official qualification for racing. In spite of a GM unwritten edict against engines larger than 330 ci in intermediate cars, DeLorean (with support from Jim Wangers from Pontiac's ad agency), came up with the idea to offer the GTO as a dealer option package that included a 389 ci engine rated at 325 or 348 horsepower (260 kW). Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac S013





1965 PONTIAC CATALINA 2+2, THE FAST " TIGER "
FOR AN EXTRA $418 YOU COULD GET THE TWO PLUS TWO OPTION AND TURN STANDARD PONTIAC CATALINA COUPE OR CONVERTIBLE INTO A FAST TIGER. THIS INCLUDED HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION, BUCKET SEATS, 4 BARREL CARB, 3-SPD GEARBOX, FLOOR MOUNTED HURST SHIFTER, DUAL Exhaust, CUSTOM PINSTRIPING AND A V-8 421 CID WITH 338 BHP. ( THE OWNER INSTALLED A 455 CID ENGINE ALONG WITH ALUMINUM INTAKE MANIFOLDS AND VALVE COVERS ). THE ALL SYNCRO MUNCIE 4-SPEED OR A NEW 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC WERE THE TRANNY OPTIONS. THE WHEELBASE OF THESE PONTIACS ARE 121 INCHES WITH OVERALL LENGTH OF 214 1/2 INCHES. ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS OF PONTIAC IN THE DAY STATED THAT PONTIAC WAS A WILD TIGER AND IT'S FAMOUS WIDE-TRACK STANCE WAS PART OF THAT IMAGE. THE 2+2 COULD DO THE QUARTER MILE IN 15 SECONDS. 11,521 2+2'S WERE SOLD MAKING THIS EXAMPLE A SELDOM SEEN PONTIAC. THE OWNER STATES THAT HE KNOWS OF ONLY 20 OR SO STILL IN EXISTENCE. THE SPLIT GRILLE WITH A "BEAK" SEPERATION IS A PONTIAC STYLING CUE OF THE SIXTIES AS WELL AS THE HUGE OBLONG TAILIGHTS. CHECK OUT THE EXPANSE OF SHEET METAL PAST THE DOOR THAT TRAILS TO THE BACK BUT REACHES UP INTO THE ROOFLINE. ALSO NOTE THE FLAIRED TRIM ALONG THE BOTTOM. THE PAINT JOB OF THE FACTORY MONTERO RED IS SPECTACULAR AND IS OFFSET BY THE WHITE PINSTRIPING. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS VERY RARE 2+2. And by the way, Pontiac died October 31st after 84 years.





Re: Drag Tag - VX Berlina sleeper burnout
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Pontiac firebird 1970 400 V8 sound
My Firebird 70 idling and backing out of garage





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).





Drag Tag - VN Calais [Blue]
VN Calais blows its radiator, also has a blue smoking tyre.





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





Pontiac, Wide Open World of Youth 1966
1966 Dealer Announcement film, full line up of Pontiacs including the GTO, LeMans, Grand Prix and Bonneville.





'62 Pontiac Catalina Drag Race at Ardmore Oklahoma shot with GoPro
Video from Ardmore Dragway Aug 31 & Sept1 2012. Part of the 7th annual Hot Rod Reunion. Car Owner LuVern "Doc" Dokter. See my other videos on my channel, danmokc I am posting on a regular basis videos shot with my GoPro. Cheers.





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.





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!*





1961 Pontiac Catalina - final
1961 Pontiace Catalina





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