For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Blue
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: RWD
Number of Doors: 5
Exterior Color: Brown
Fallon, Nevada, United States
Offered for sale as part of a new factual entertainment show currently being filmed for a major US network, to be aired at a later date.
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1971 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE HEARSE BUILT BY SUPERIOR, 80,000 ORIG MILES, RUNS AND DRIVE EXCELLENT, SOLID FLOORS HEARSE WAS IN SERVICE UNTIL A FEW YRS AGO AND HAS BEEN IN THIS COLLECTION AND ENJOYED AT CRUISES AND SHOWS, 455 2BBL V8 AUTO TRANS, RUNS AND DRIVES VERY WELL, SMALL AMOUNT OF RUST ON BOTTOM OF FENDER, NOTHING MAJOR, INTERIOR IS COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL, COFFIN NOT INCLUDED, THIS IS A INTERESTING CAR AND ALWAYS DRAWS A CROWD WHERE EVER IT GOES SELLING AT NO RESERVE, CLEAR TITLE READY TO GO!
CAR IS SOLD "AS IS" CAR IS LOCATED IN FALLON NEVADA, EXPORT BUYERS WELCOMED, SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BUYER, CALL FOR ANY AND ALL DETAILS! 623-580-1473 JOSEPH, THANK YOU
SOLD "AS IS",NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE EXPRESSED OR GIVEN, CARS BUILT PRIOR TO 1981,, MILES CAN NOT BE VERIFIED BY CARFAX DUE TO AGE,FEEL FREE TO CALL,INSPECT ANY CAR PRIOR TO BIDDING OR BUYING ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BID IF YOU HAVE ANY AT ALL,WINNING BIDDER IS THE NEW OWNER,NO RENEGOTIATING AFTER THE END OF AUCTION, AS WITH ANY OLDER USED VEHICLE, MINOR SIGNS OF USE, WEAR, REPAIR,RESTORATION,PARTS REPLACEMENT AND AGE MAY BECOME VISIBLE UNDER CLOSE VISUAL INSPECTION WE CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE MINOR ISSUES,WE DO NOT KNOW THE HISTORY ON THE CAR FROM DAY ONE UNLESS NOTED IN LISTING, BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TAXES, PLATES OR ANY FEES ON VEHICLE IN HIS OR HER OWN STATE AT TIME OF TITLE AND REGISTRATION
Every few a decades, the folks running General Motors lose their minds briefly try to market a car that public doesn't see coming and often aren't ready for. In the '60s there was the rear-engine, air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair, then the mid-engine Pontiac Fiero in the '80s and the completely bizarre Chevy SSR in the 2000s. What all of these had in common was that they bucked the trend for American models of their era, for better or worse. The latest episode of Generation Gap tasked the hosts with finding two cult classic vehicles to choose between; they came come up with two of these quirky products from The General.
On the classic side, there's a 1967 Chevy Corvair Monza convertible. Being from later in the production run, it wears slightly more aerodynamic styling than the earlier, boxier examples. Hanging out back is an air-cooled, 2.7-liter flat-six pumping out a robust 95 horsepower. In the other corner is the somewhat more modern 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE with a mid-mounted, 2.5-liter "Iron Duke" four-cylinder, an engine nearly ubiquitous in GM cars of the '80s.
Judging by when they were new, the Corvair was far more successful than the Fiero with over 1.8 million sold. Of course, Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed kind of poisoned the well, even if the poor safety reputation wasn't entirely deserved. The Fiero on the other hand only lasted for a few model years before shuffling off, but it eventually got its own performance boost with the V6 version and rather attractive GT models. Check them both out in the video and tell us in Comments which you want in your garage.
General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," though GM spokesperson Alan Adler tells Autoblog that this issue is not like the infamous Chevy Cobalt ignition switch fiasco.
For the sake of perspective, translated to US population, this total recall figure would equal a car for each resident of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Wyoming. Combined. Here's how it all breaks down:
7,610,862 vehicles in North America being recalled for unintended ignition key rotation. 6,805,679 are in the United States.
For the 1939 World's Fair, Pontiac built a Deluxe Six bodied in Plexiglass. Part of the Previews of Progress pavilion in which General Motors' Futurama showed off what was to come in the world of autos, the 'invisible' Pontiac is credited as the first transparent car in America. And there were no shortcuts taken with its body: the Plexiglass form was fabricated by the company that brought the material to market in 1933, Rohm & Haas.
The see-through sedan was sold at RM Auctions' St. John's auction in Michigan on July 30, fetching $308,000. Not bad appreciation for a domestic oddity that cost $25,000 to build when new. You can check out the high-res gallery of its innards, including copper and chrome metalwork and white moldings and wheels, and get the exhaustive details on it after the jump.