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alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 2:40 p.m.

I might be bringing this thing home, and I need to know if it'll fit in my hauler.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160407955936&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:B:WNA:US:1123#ht_7086wt_1124

alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 2:54 p.m.

17'9" according to Wiki. Good lord.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/3/10 3:02 p.m.

vvvveeeerrrrryyyyy

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/3/10 3:04 p.m.

Pretty hawt, I would want to make it street lethal.

alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 3:11 p.m.

Agreed. At the very least it needs a second seat to frighten passengers. Maybe a floor drain, while we're at it.

My dad has suggested trying to weasel this car into every snooty car show possible, and showing up with a crew of guys in bib overalls and straw hats. I approve.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
3/3/10 3:11 p.m.

sexy, do eeet

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
3/3/10 3:21 p.m.

Well, was it you?

alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 3:31 p.m.

I wouldn't do anything silly like that.

It was my dad. Looks like I'm going to California.

patgizz
patgizz SuperDork
3/3/10 3:50 p.m.

awesome. put in some lights, back glass, another seat or three, and drive on the street and strike fear into the hearts of prius owners.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic HalfDork
3/3/10 4:04 p.m.

Mother of God that is a cool car. For $4900, it seems like a hell of a deal too.

billy3esq
billy3esq SuperDork
3/3/10 4:09 p.m.

If you have to ask, it's too long.

cwh
cwh SuperDork
3/3/10 4:16 p.m.

Lose the PG for an M 22. Build up a nasty 455. Rock the car world.

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
3/3/10 4:18 p.m.
alex wrote: 17'9" according to Wiki. Good lord.

Wow! It looks smaller than that. My '65 Deville 4dr was 18'5", but looked a lot bigger. I had to measure it before attempting to shoehorn it into my 24'x24' garage. Good luck, on the trip. I'm jealous.

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
3/3/10 4:20 p.m.

About 2 1/2 city blocks...

3 weeks...

6 Miatas...

Or the size of my '60 Elky. Which is bigger than my Lotus.

alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 4:27 p.m.

Well, he's not joking, he actually bought the thing. (Neither would be out of character for him, so it was touch-and-go for a few minutes there.)

So...what the hell do we do with this thing, aside from the obligatory hoonage? Where does one race a vintage roundy round car with some modicum of modern prep? I'd personally wet my pants at the chance to hammer this thing around a road course.

alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 4:29 p.m.
cwh wrote: Lose the PG for an M 22. Build up a nasty 455. Rock the car world.

I was thinking along the same lines.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/3/10 4:37 p.m.

I would follow Tim Suddard to EVERY vintage race he enters and just follow that TR3 around the track every once in a while pulling right up on him.

alex
alex Dork
3/3/10 4:41 p.m.

Ha!

rebelgtp
rebelgtp Dork
3/3/10 5:15 p.m.

I want to drive it

Toyman01
Toyman01 Dork
3/3/10 6:08 p.m.

That is cool. Lucky guy.

shadetree30
shadetree30 Dork
3/3/10 6:10 p.m.
billy3esq wrote: If you have to ask, it's too long.

That's what she said.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
3/3/10 6:26 p.m.

I would rock that car, just imagine it at the UTCC

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
3/3/10 6:30 p.m.

The 400 engine and powerglide certainly aren't original (I suspect it's actually a Turbine 300 transmission, Pontiacs never came with powerglides.) I'd doubt very much that it's truly an original NASCAR from back in the day, but it's still pretty cool.

Marvin Panch won the 1961 Daytona 500 in a 1960 Pontiac, and in the last few years he's built a recreation of that car that he takes around to shows: http://www.marvinpanch.com/project20.htm

Pontiacs of that era were suprisingly good handlers, when compared to what else was available at the time. (I've never owned a '60, but I've always owned at least one 1961, the Bonneville I have now is in my avatar. )

Oh, and by the way...per the ad, there's no such thing as a 'small block' or 'big block' Pontiac - all Pontiac V8s had the same external dimensions.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/3/10 6:37 p.m.

I love the line of the roof to the trunk on those cars. I just think it looks nice.

Luke
Luke SuperDork
3/3/10 6:38 p.m.

Dude. That's awesome. I'd love to see it flying around a road course on a vintage track day or something, mixing it with little MG's and Triumph's.

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