Body Type:Hard Top
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: RWD
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Rare factory Marina Turquoise, Turquoise interior and Ivory vinyl top. 66' date coded 389 engine professionally rebuilt to stock specifications, date coded 66 Tri Power induction system with rebuilt and re-calibrated Rochester carbs with bills to show, rebuilt power steering box, new engine bay wiring, date coded and NOS parts throughout, new heater core, all new fluids, stainless tips, new gas tank, lines, radiator reconditioned and powder coated, new GM hoses, tower clamps, new brakes, lines and clips, master cylinder, brake booster, original 3.23 rear gears rebuilt, transmission rebuilt, suspension rebuilt, new shocks, end links, poly bushings, etc.,
Chassis & Body:
PPG Base Coat/Clear Coat, bare metal re-spray, correct code L Marina Turquoise, professionally color sanded and polished, dash area color sanded and polished, original 1/4 panels, original floors, date coded glass, all exterior trim re-polished or re-plated, new door handles, new weather stripping, emblems, mirrors, bumpers, headlights, headlight bezels, wheel lip moldings, new Year One Ivory vinyl top, exterior amber lenses replaced, all new 14x7 Rallye 1 wheels, new trim rings, caps and lugs, new Coker Silvertown Redline tires.
New Ames seat covers, correct code 220 Turquoise, 80/20 loop carpet, dash face restored to new, all gauges in working order, reconditioned and working retractable deluxe seat belts, new sill plates, pedal trim, package tray, restored center console with working vacuum gauge, deluxe custom wood wheel restored, new door handles, trim screws, GTO embroidered floor mats, repro rubber floor mats, restored original Delco AM radio, all interior lights in working order, new interior wiring, inner door mechanisms, restored original jack set, new Ames trunk mat with spare tire cover, absolutely nothing left untouched.
Documentation: Pontiac Historical Services documentation, receipts and assorted awards. Also, original 4 bbl intake comes with the car.
How many people think Buick or GMC should have gotten the axe instead of Pontiac? You can't see it, but I'm raising my hand. Autoweek reports that former Vice Chairman of GM, Bob Lutz, has indicated that things didn't have to end up the way they did.
"The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.'"
In a talk given at the Petersen Automotive Museum for the Inside the MotoMan Studio series, Lutz says "The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.' So, it goes. And when the guy who is handing you the check for $53 billion says, 'I don't want Pontiac, drop Pontiac or you don't get the money,' it doesn't take you very long to make up your mind." Lutz even added that the next-generation Pontiac G6 would have benefitted from the rear-wheel-drive platform of the Cadillac ATS. How awesome would that have been?
Wed, 15 May 2013 12:30:00 EST
The Poncho is dead. Long live the Poncho. Like certain other reoccurring personal maladies, the aftermarket community simply can't let the Trans Am go without another flare up. The guys at Trans Am Depot have worked up a quick commercial for their newest creation: The 2013 Trans Am Hurst Edition, and it watches pretty much like you'd expect it to. The footage is comprised of just about every TA male fantasy you can conceive of, from Daisy Dukes and white tank tops to tramp stamps, bikinis and ice cream cones. There simply aren't words for what you'll see below.
Of course, we like our T-Tops as much as the next guy. If you like what you see in the videos, you can pick up your very own TA by heading over to the Trans Am Depot site. The guys even have Chevrolet Camaro-based versions of the Pontiac GTO if the '77 TA treatment is too much for your tastes. Enjoy, but don't say we didn't warn you.
When an old car or truck offers its dying breath in your driveway and you just don't have the financial or mechanical wherewithal to resuscitate it yet again, you traditionally have to go to the trouble of calling a flatbed or a tow truck to come haul it away. That usually helps to put a few bucks in your wallet and helps recycle some of the vehicle's parts, but the transaction doesn't seem as final or perversely satisfying as the dispatch service that this New Way Cobra Magnum garbage truck offers.
Okay, okay, so this refuse hauler isn't actually designed for this sort of thing, but it's oddly comforting to know that a sanitation truck can compact a hapless Pontiac Grand Am into oblivion. Next time, we won't feel so guilty about slipping that rusty charcoal grille onto the curb next to the cans on garbage day. Watch the carnage by scrolling below.