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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. Dennis Holly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
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    Sorry, I did it again.
     

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  2. Don't jinx yourself with the engine statement :) I always keep my mouth shut cause i tend to get real un-lucky if i say something. Looks killer and good luck at Meadowbrook.
     
  3. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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    from Florida

    Shame to cover up all that beutiful aluminum with paint...

    That said truly HOT....

    Man.............
     
  4. TooManyFords
    Joined: May 21, 2008
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    What does it cost to hand make an aluminum front end?:eek:
     
  5. Keith Seymore
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
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    Some detail photos, courtesy of tjs44 and John (the car owner):

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    '63 LeMans Convertible
    '63 Grand Prix
    '65 GTO - original, unrestored, Dad was original owner, 4800 mile Royal Pontiac factory racer
    '74 Chevelle - original owner, 10.001 @ 136 mph best:http://www.popularhotrodding.com/fea...lle/index.html
    My Pontiac Story: http://forums.performanceyears.com/f...d.php?t=560524
    "Intro from an old Assembly Plant Guy": (over 32,000 views) http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=342926
     
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  6. noboD
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    It's good this car got in the right hands, with plenty of resources{ cabbage and ability} to do it right!! I'm very impressed with what I see in the pics. Thanks for all the updates,hope I get to see it in person sometime.
     
  7. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
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    So let's see if I got this correct.
    The car is sold without the aluminum nose on Ebay.
    The original nose is found in Fla.
    The new owner pays $226k for the car.
    They opt to make a repo nose instead of buying the original.
    WTF? Isn't the aluminum parts the whole rarity of the car? Why would you pay $226k for a car then NOT make it original?
     
  8. HRod 50
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    Very Very Cool
     
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Evidently whoever has the original front end thinks it is worth way more than the gent who owns the car did.

    Glad to see the car getting back in shape. If I remember correctly it showed up in race coverage in the magazines on a regular basis when it was being raced. Back when race cars looked like real cars.
     
  10. mike nixon
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
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    It's my understanding the OE front clip was beat and would be cost prohibitive to repair compared to fabbing up the new one.
     
  11. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
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    Wow, that car is coming along very, very nicely! It's so cool to know that one more of the original Tempests will be back up and running.
     
  12. Cshabang
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  13. Dennis Holly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
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    As of an hour or so, ago, the E Bay Lemans is running and ready for Meadowbrook tomorrow.

    The engine fired right up and other than a few gas line leaks, no other problems.

    Made new steel lines and ditched the aluminum lines.

    Blow the dust off and into the trailer it goes.

    Scott will be on the road early in the A.M.

    Hope anyone who has a chance to see it there, enjoys it.

    The guys at Supercar Specialties have been under the gun on this for a few weeks.

    Those involved in the resto are Scott Tiemann, Tim Fish, Dan Farr and Sam Boog.:)
     
  14. bbscamp
    Joined: Dec 19, 2009
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    I'm sure the guy with the nose wanted to exact major $$$$$$$$ for the orig. nose.
    Now....let him sit on it forever. Rather than getting a reasonable $ for it and being part of the "story" of the resurection of the car....he's now a miserable footnote, if that. good......
     
  15. apound
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
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    congrats on making the deadline. Car looks great.

     
  16. Man, this car rules. Just beautiful....Any chance we'll see it at the NHRA reunion in October?
     
  17. Keith Seymore
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
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    The finished product, on display at today's "Concours d'Elegance of America" at Meadow Brook Hall (Rochester, MI):

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    __________________
    '63 LeMans Convertible
    '63 Grand Prix
    '65 GTO - original, unrestored, Dad was original owner, 4800 mile Royal Pontiac factory racer
    '74 Chevelle - original owner, 10.001 @ 136 mph best:http://www.popularhotrodding.com/fea...lle/index.html
    My Pontiac Story: http://forums.performanceyears.com/f...d.php?t=560524
    "Intro from an old Assembly Plant Guy": (over 32,000 views) http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=342926
     
  18. Aaron65
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    from Michigan

    I was at Meadowbrook too and this car sounds as good as it looks...just an awesome job on the resto. I live an hour from where this car was found and I'm glad I got to be at its first show...
     
  19. Shedrat29
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
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    The final result........Exquisite
     
  20. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    Great end to a great story. Suppose we will see it on the BJ auction next??
     
  21. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    Man that thing got put right in hurry.
     
  22. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    Outstanding. It looks great
     
  23. Dennis Holly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
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    Thanks Keith for posting the pictures.

    Just got off the phone with Scott. He said that the Tempest won the First Place Ribbon for the circle of cars he was competing against.

    The owner drove the car for the first time when he went up to receive the ribbon.:)
     
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  24. A whole lot of these: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    And a metal guy with a LOT of talent!

    That car looks absolutely beautiful! Do you have a pic of what it looked like the day you picked it up to post side-by-side with the finished car?
     
  25. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
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    Awesome!! The car sure turned out great. Do you have anymore shots of the other race cars there?
     
  26. Dennis Holly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
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    What a transformation!
     

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  27. moses
    Joined: Dec 7, 2004
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    absolutly beautiful....jeffrey
     
  28. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    And FAST too!
     
  29. claymore
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
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    AWESOME for sure the car to have on your "Won the lotto" list.
     
  30. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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    That Poncho sounds as good as it looks too!

    We took tons of pics from this years show
     

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