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History Rare Pontiac race car found

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,601

    Big Dad

  2. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    Funny part is you can tell the guy WAS clueless....then someone showed him the light...and it was all she wrote....

    Dig it...betcha a few folks were cussin...becha one or two of em knew what it was before he did...
  3. That is Sweet!

    Don't worry Dad, I won't bid against you! ;)
  4. James427
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,740


    Wow, that's cool. I know where another one is too. But it's fairly well known.

  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,351


    Holy shit. That's pretty incredible. I'll have to watch to see what it goes for.

    I love the q&a part, someone tells him he should have it under 24 hour guard and he says "YEP = PITBULL WITH AIDS AND A SAWED OFF 12 GAUGE AUTOMATIC" Now how is a pitbull with aids going to fire a shotgun? That'd be tough for even a healthy dog, me thinks.
  6. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,601

    Big Dad

    Ha, no wrong flavor for me ..
  7. 47 ford
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 236

    47 ford

    Man sweet car. Some guys have all the luck
  8. Hot Rodz R Us
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 920

    Hot Rodz R Us
    Member Emeritus

  9. BangerMatt
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,111

    from California

    could you imagine... think if he put it on Craigslist for $500.00. he'd have never known, and how many people even know about these cars? I think the exhaust manifolds would have peaked my interest, but other than that it just looks like an old race car.
  11. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

    this car/story is racing around the net today like wildfire. I have seen it on 4 web forums since noon. Its an awesome part of history. Too bad all that will ever happen with it will be a full restoration to be sold for big bucks.
  12. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    I love this story, sorta, well actually, not really. Oh Lord, why not me? :confused:
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008
  13. Wow, is there enough of that thing left to warrant that price? To each his own.

    Cool history though for sure.
  14. brownies72
    Joined: May 1, 2008
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  15. Shoprag
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 724


    ratfink, think if the wrong kids got a hold of it and it was layin frame with flame throwers!!! ouch!

    Had to edit in a lace roof with bellflowers and supremes!!!
  16. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,028


    Much better than its previous fate evidently.
  17. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    WOW, that is a cool piece!
    Had a similar situation here in Rochester a few years back....
    Long story short, a friend had an opportunity to pick up a 63 Impala shell for 300 bucks from another local friend....the said impala had an aluminum rear bumper and brackets, and aluminum front bumper brackets on it...the owner did a little research and found it to be a "lost" Z-11 and QUICKLY removed it from it's snow covered resting place outside the shop to a nice warm spot inside.......
    Quietly the car was marketed just as it was and sold for just under 30K...
    It has since been fully restored now as the ( i believe it was ) Mr.Wilson 63 Z-11....what it was when it raced back then..
    White with red gut......
    That car would have easily ended up as a parts car, which it was for our friend who was selling it..

    I'm glad this Pontiac was wasn't scrapped...what a shame that would have been!!
  18. Jeff Walker
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 498

    Jeff Walker

    Considering it's one of six factory race cars built? Yeah....
  19. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,500

    from covina CA

    theres a convertable 63 tempest on my street that has been sitting for at least 20 years in decent shape... the guy just wont sell it! not as cool as that one though
  20. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
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    Big Dad

    Looks like a decent project to me, I think the bidding has just begun :eek:
  21. Unbelieveable how this stuff happens..
    It was cool reading the whole story about the rest of the cars though, particularly the wagon sent to Dallas, TX. It went to a guy named J.L. Meador, and thats ME. But since I'm 26, and have never heard of these SD Tempests, I'm guessing it was a different one.:eek:
  22. acerods
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Posts: 66

    from CALIF.

    Saw Arlen Vanke at Fremont and Bakersfield mid 60's.
  23. The J L Meador from Dallas would be in his 70s by now....I knew him in his Dragracing days..didnt know that he ever ran a pontiac tho...mostly Fords.
    He was a factory rep for Belden Wire.The Pontiac guys in the area were Homer Kellum,Lyman Kidwell and Emmet Latham....back in 50s & 60s
  24. Unfuckin believable!
  25. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    So who has pictures of it in its heyday?
  26. Velomech
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 136

    from nunya

    Yeah, this is the kind of stuff that us younger(40) guys read up on. What we consider to be history, good serious beginings of something great was just getting by on a day to day basis. All of these guys we read about prolly didnt consider themselves much of anything but outcasts, and here we are talking about and looking at auctions like this one. Pure gold, it's a groovy time to be a live....

    cheers and beers

    BTW, Im thinking this one goes for 101K anyone want to wager a beer?
  27. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
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    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

  28. Velomech
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 136

    from nunya

  29. Velomech
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 136

    from nunya

    Yep, and you can see where the champion sticker residue is still on the rear right 1/4 panel.....damn, thats just real cool. All I can say is...cooooool.

    Cheers and beers
  30. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,846

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