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Old 05-21-2014, 09:41 AM   #6256  
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1971 GTO Convertible Promotional Photo




Once again, it's that 1970 with a 1971 nose on it.
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Pontiac's Honeycomb Wheel

A new optional wheel became available for the 1971 GTO, as well as other Pontiac models. Called the Honeycomb wheel, it was available in both 14x7 and 15x7 inch diameters. The Honeycomb wheel was penned by Pontiac designer Bill Porter, who was fascinated by inventor/futurist R. Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome, which inspired him to make full use of the inherent strength of the honeycomb shape to construct a sturdy, lightweight wheel that would look great.

As it turned out, cost considerations ruled out the idea of a cast-aluminum wheel, though the look was retained. Instead, a stamped-steel wheel was covered with a flexible, cast-urethane exterior face with the honeycomb contour molded in. The trade name for the material was Neothane and Goodyear manufactured it for Pontiac. The urethane was bonded to the steel to become a one-piece unit, which was adorned with a hexagonal center cap and bright, thin trim ring. The result gave the look of aluminum without the high cost of an alloy wheel. The polycast Honeycomb wheel was attractive, but it was a heavy design that slowed the acceleration of the cars they were bolted to.



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1967 Olds Rocket Rally Pac (RPO U21 $84.26)




The Pod would be next to the speedometer and replace the clock and idiot lights



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Old 05-21-2014, 01:49 PM   #6261  
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Visual Futurist Syd Mead

If you are a fan of the movie BLADE RUNNER, Syd Mead drew some of the concept art which lead to the sets that Ridley Scott built for the movie. Mead also did some car designs. Here is one done in 1969 and a link to his others:





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Old 05-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #6262  
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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78 1-of-1




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Simply put, this is one of the rarest and nicest Chevelles you will find. It is a genuine 1970 SS L78 car, of which only 2,144 were produced (by comparison there were almost 4,500 LS6 cars). Even more rare is its special order paint with stripe delete, backed up with documentation including two build sheets and a blank paint code on the cowl tag. It has many desirable options including cowl induction and a 4.10 Positraction rear end. It is the only one of its kind, and it is of exceptional quality throughout.

This Chevelle appears to have has all its original sheetmetal, and shows no signs of rust issues or repairs anywhere in its lifetime. It presently shows 76,170 miles. It was special ordered in a 1969 color of Hugger Orange and with the SS stripes deleted, both of which are called out on the build sheets. Because of this, it did not match any 1970 factory colors, so the paint code on the cowl / trim tag is blank - very rare! Also, if you know your Chevelles, then you'll recognize 1969 Hugger Orange as a special color, being available only on SS models. This car was beautifully repainted in 2004, during which all trim components, etc. were removed to ensure a high quality result.
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1966 Mustang Coupe with only 56 miles







The man that owns this car has some collection of Ford parts and stuff - see link for incredible photos

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The 442 first offered body colored Super Stock wheels in 1971




This wasn't a new idea for Olds . . . . 1958 Super 88




There's an old expression . . . . To fortel the future . . . look back to the past.

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