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Old 08-19-2011, 08:57 PM
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Ok - I'm teasin a little bit with that last one; that's actually downtown Pontiac Michigan, looking north on Saginaw Street.

Steam powered Grand Prix; this car still exists and is on display at the GM Heritage Center on occasion:



This car has also been recovered and restored, and is also on display at the Heritage Center:





A couple of "mild customs", on display out front of Bob Longpre Pontiac -


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Old 08-19-2011, 09:06 PM
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Great pics Keith!

The 1968 GTO was a classic, and from what I understood in Jim Wangers book, the ad was only used for one month before it was pulled for "promoting street racing".

The original photo was retouched, the vinyl top was removed, a pole was moved a tad to get it off the front bumper, and a passenger was added. What's weird is that in the retouched photo, it doesn't appear as if anyone is driving! But in reality, the driver is hunched over the steering wheel, looking to the left, waiting for...a street race. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:07 PM
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Speaking of the Heritage Center, here is the Motor Trend &quot;Car of the Year&quot; award for the original &quot;Wide Track&quot; design:


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Original magazine ad for the 1966 GTO, shown wearing non-production 8-lug wheels. In response to the media criticism about high-perf cars not being to stop, Pontiac had plans to offer 8-lug wheels on GTO's. But high costs, along with the fact that disc brakes were on the way, killed the proposal, but not before this ad appeared in dozens of magazines.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:15 PM
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This is a really cool photo, notice the blackout on the tail pipe, the red body color overspray on the underside of the body, color of the leaf springs, backing plates, how dirty the new rear chrome bumper appears to be, etc.

Are these GM assembly line photos available on the web anywhere?

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Jake (and all), I'll start a thread of assembly line photos, and maybe between Keith an I, we can clear out our libraries. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:23 PM
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: GTO_DON</div><div class="ubbcode-body">He had the car from new untill his death. It was a documented tripower m21 car with 390's and transistorized ignition and metallic brakes. </div></div>

Just noticed the car does not have the wood grain on the IP cluster. We are starting to see some number of documented '65 GTOs that were built that way (three or so).

Also diggin' the redundant tach, and underdash mounted gages - like these:



Those have been in that same spot for 47 years or so (our car was built without the tach, even though it was ordered with it)
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StealthBird</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Jake (and all), I'll start a thread of assembly line photos, and maybe between Keith an I, we can clear out our libraries. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img] </div></div>

LOL - I think I may have gotten all my vintage Pontiac assembly photos (and videos) from you....

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Scored this beauty new from Mr. Wangers. He repo'd it on his 85th. Always wondered why it was monochromatic w/milked windows - turns out it was used in the '66 big car TV campaign ...
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RPOLS3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

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This is a really cool photo, notice the blackout on the tail pipe, the red body color overspray on the underside of the body, color of the leaf springs, backing plates, how dirty the new rear chrome bumper appears to be, etc.

Are these GM assembly line photos available on the web anywhere?

Jake


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Funny that is not a Firebird in front of it....
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