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Well, I finally found it.








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what a beauty.

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18,000 miles. Completely untouched, unmolested. 100% Original paint. One of 43 built (33 Autos and 10 4-speeds).

"Survivor" would be an insult: This one actually thrived in hibernation.

Sold new in Long Island (pronounced &quot;Lawn Guy Land&quot;, Noo Yawk. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img]

Then moved to Arizona in 1975 with 16,000 mile, and on to California in 1990, and returned East, back to Southern NJ in 1991 with 18,000 miles.

Even came with an extra NOS SD455 carb and set of the infamous recalled Firestone 500 radials. (I need a fifth to have the full set).

It was a complete fluke that I found it...or divine providence.

I randomly logged on to the Super Duty Forum at the Performance Years website on Labor Day morning and noticed that one of the guys posted the ebay link to this newly listed car that just showed up on ebay a few hours prior. It was here in NJ about 75 miles away. I called the guy and immediately drove down.

Weird Coincidence #1:
As many of you know I just sold my 1970 Hemi Charger that I had for 25 years. It was originally sold new at Suburban Dodge in NJ. When I arrived to look at the SD455, I looked at the back panel and there was a &quot;SUBURBAN PONTIAC&quot; dealer emblem on it. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/no.gif[/img]

Weird Coincidence #2:
The owner (great guy by the way) showed me an old magazine from 1990 that had this car in a three page feature. The very next feature car in the magazine was my old 1971 yellow hemicuda convertible. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/shocked.gif[/img]

Weird Coincidence #3.
Ten minutes after I saw the link to the ebay ad on the Super Duty forum at the PY website, the entire website at PY years crashed/went down for maintenance until after I finished inspecting the car and putting a deposit down on it. The website then came back up but by then the ebay ad was shut down as &quot;the vehicle was no longer for sale&quot;. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif[/img]
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Even has the original shaker unit with the baffle still intact (and a stunt double with the baffle removed, on the car)

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Ashtray has never been used:



Clear plastic delivery cover still intact on seat knob and black plastic carpet seat track covers still in place:



The trunk is amazing:

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Here's the Suburban Pontiac Emblem that sealed the deal:



And the NOS Firestone 500 tires. This one is on an untouched original spare honeycomb rim. It's never been bolt onto a car. (Anyone have a fifth one so I can have a full set including spare, for show?)





Here's a link to the background info on these infamous tires:

http://www.autosafety.org/firestone-...belted-radials
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Steve....that's awesome. I love it. If I get to your area...I want a ride [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif[/img]

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On which tires: the 25 year old Goodyears or the 40 year old recalled Firestones? [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img]
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