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Old 05-17-2017, 06:25 PM   #13231
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I thought that 54 W-30 had been built in 1966.
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Those were limited production factory built race cars that were not available to Joe Public. They were sold to specific dealerships that would campaign them in C Stock at NHRA meets.

It's like the 427 Fairlane. Ford built 57 in 1966 - again a factory built race car that was not available to the general public. But in 1967 anyone could order an R code 427 in their Fairlane 500 or Fairlane XL.

BTW - one of the "Detroit Mysteries" . . . why didn't Ford allow the 427 to be ordered in their Fairlane muscle car - the Fairlane GT? They even created an ad showing that you could.

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:32 PM   #13232
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OFFERED FOR SALE IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER ICONS OF THE AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR ERA. THIS INCREDIBLE 1967 PONTIAC GTO, IN BREATHTAKING TRIPLE BLACK, IS ONE OF THE FINEST AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD. BEFORE HAVING UNDERGONE A CONCOURSE RESTORATION COSTING WELL IN EXCESS OF $125,000, THIS CAR BEGAN AS A ROCK SOLID CAR WITH VIRTUALLY NO RUST. THIS PONTIAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY DOCUMENTED CAR WAS THE RECIPIENT OF PAINSTAKING DOCUMENTATION AND HAS BEEN CERTIFIED FOR ORIGINALITY AND FACTORY CORRECT MARKINGS AND WIRING, DOWN TO THE MOST MICROSCOPIC DETAIL, BY ONE THE PREEMINENT PONTIAC SPECIALISTS IN AMERICA. A COMPLETE PHOTO DOCUMENTATION OF THE EXTENSIVE FRAME-OFF RESTORATION ACCOMPANIES THE CAR. EVERY DETAIL OF THE CAR WAS REBUILT, REMANUFACTURED AND FITTED WITH OEM PARTS,RESULTING IN A LIGHTNING FAST CAR THAT SHIFTS EFFORTLESSLY AND DRIVES SO SMOOTH AND TIGHT THAT YOU WOULD SWEAR IT HAD JUST COME OFF THE SHOWROOM IN 1967. IN ADDITION TO THE DAZZLING COLOR COMBINATION, AND HEART-STOPPING 400 CUBIC INCH ENGINE WITH 335 HP WITH A 293 REAR END, THIS GTO IS DISTINGUISHED BY HAVING BEEN EQUIPPED FROM THE FACTORY WITH ALMOST EVERY OPTION AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME EXCEPT FOR POWER WINDOWS THAT WERE ADDED DURING RESTORATION. ORIGINAL FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH "HIS AND HERS" SHIFTERS, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, TILT WHEEL, AIR CONDITIONING, HOOD TACHOMETER, POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP, AM/FM WITH THE ULTRA-RARE REVERB OPTION, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DRIVERS' SEAT, POWER TRUNK RELEASE (GLOVE BOX), HURST WHEELS WITH REDLINE TIRES, DELUXE BLACK BUCKET SEAT INTERIOR WITH OPTIONAL WOOD GRAIN ACCENTS. ALL DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.
The dealer is asking $100,000 which IMO is a lot of money for a 1967 GTO convertible - even with all the options on the car. Personally, I would have rather seen Goodyear wide tread F70 Redlines on either Rally I or II wheels then those Hurst wheels with Redline radials.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:50 PM   #13233
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http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales....to-convertible

Not as many options as the Black one but it is a HQ resto A/C convertible. This dealer is asking $74,900 which is a much more reasonable price then the $100,000 for the Black one (IMO). And this one does have the Rally II wheels with Goodyear F70x14 wide tread redlines.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:08 PM   #13234
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Another "high-rider" springs issue car. This one is a 1963 409/340 HP Impala SS. BTW - this is not a safe car to drive. The ride height is much higher then the factory ride height which can have an adverse effect under severe braking. All too often we see in the news a collector car that has been involved in an accident traveling either to or from a car show or just a "ride around the block." I don't say it's the collector car drivers fault - it probably wasn't but do you really want to drive a car that isn't 100% safe?

You have to laugh about this next one . . . this is a statement from the Description of this car:


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Really - this is how a 1963 Impala left the factory?

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Highly original with one repaint. Mostly original Blue interior with exception of seat covers
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Pontiac Mike:

Is this 1969 Firebird 400 Nocturne Blue?
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1973 SD-455 TA delivered in Primer

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Old 05-18-2017, 06:25 PM   #13242
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Pontiac Mike:

Is this 1969 Firebird 400 Nocturne Blue?
Hi Lee,

As always, you're doing a great job!

This is Liberty Blue, a standard 1969 Pontiac color.

It was also used by other divisions; Twilight Blue for Buick, Dusk Blue for Chevrolet, and Trophy Blue for Oldsmobile.

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THAT'S and interesting one! I have several examples of French built Pontiacs, but have not seen this one. Looks like it has non-stock Rally I Wheels. They appear to be 14x7 versions instead of 14x6.

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THAT'S and interesting one! I have several examples of French built Pontiacs, but have not seen this one. Looks like it has non-stock Rally I Wheels. They appear to be 14x7 versions instead of 14x6.

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It also has the mandatory red tail marker lights on the rear, Lucas “flash-to-pass” turn stalk (See interior photo below) which was required by French law, 200 kph speedometer and of course the Yellow Cibie headlights. Here are the rest of the photos and the story of this unique GTO:

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the car is also fitted with a glass fuel filter and engine fuel cut off. ???

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