A quick overview of Pontiac Motor Division, from the first Pontiac-branded car built in 1926 and its beginnings as an offshoot of the Oakland car company, to the final '09 and '10 cars. Also features some commercial and movie footage in which Pontiacs played an important role.
My first car was and is a 1985 Pontiac 6000 STE, and I want a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT very badly someday, so the brand's elimination came as a shock and a huge disappointment to me. I hope Pontiac may one day return, but for now, this video is my farewall salute to a great brand with a great history. Enjoy.
Thanks to all people who supplied the photographs and video clips. A few of the pictures are my own, all others have been borrowed from others and I take no credit for their creation. All content is property of its respective owners.
Music: The Chemical Brothers - "Surface to Air"
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64 Pontiac Banshee for sale! ONLY 1 IN THE WORLD!
This rare one of a kind 1964 Pontiac Banshee Coupe protoype is offered by
Lenny Napoli at (203)668-7797 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this
true piece of Pontiac history!!! Now that Pontiac will be out of business
in 2010, this very special car is sure to increase in value!!
Pontiac Performance History, Part 1
A brief history of Pontiac performance from mid 1950's to 1960. Jim Wangers
describes historical milestones. Jim Wangers was responsible for providing
a 1964 GTO to Car & Driver with a special 421 engine instead of 389.
Amazing performance but not a true production model.
1951 The Birth of the New Pontiac!
1951. Excerpt from a Pontiac color theatrical ad. (Original soundtrack is
Music score (Demo Only) added in 2008 by ROMANO-ARCHIVES, "Arrangement" by
Bennie Gunn (1996).
Editing by ROMANO-ARCHIVES.
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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.
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).
My Little GTO
Tribute to one of the best looking muscle cars that ever graced the road.
American Muscle Car - S02E02 - 1959-1963 Pontiac 421 Super Duty
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air