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Showing posts with label Pontiac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pontiac. Show all posts

Friday, 4 August 2017

1977 Pontiac Acadian

Sunday, 29 May 2016

1969 Ponitac Strato Chief 2 door

Friday, 1 April 2016

1977 Pontiac Firebird

Do you have an older family member who is also a classic car fan? Do you need to keep them busy for a while, out of your hair?

Park them in the driver's seat of this beauty. It will keep them occupied for hours without being a risk to themselves or anyone on the street.

Just insert coins in the slot and you friend will be cruising the back roads of his memory, perhaps reliving scenes of "Smokey and the Bandit 2" and considering growing that moustache, buying that cowboy hat he always wanted.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

1966 Beaumont Custom


Nominally a "Pontiac". Love those wrap around tailights, the red wheel rings, the extra bits of chrome to make it seem more "deluxe" than a Chevelle. (See 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu)

And those "eyelids" above the headlights!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

1968 Pontiac Firebird

I loved the first generation Camaro/Firebird, but always preferred the Firebird. It had a nicer front treatment though basically it is the same car (I can hear the gasps of "blasphemy!" from here). It's that distinctive Pontiac beak baked into the bumper. Perhaps I was influenced by the advertising and product placement too. The Camaro was fast, the Firebird was classy.

Tach is not an accurate copy of the original, probably not functional, but it fools the casual observer. Dislike the wheels & low profile tires -- it would be better off with something less glaringly "bling".

Sunday, 3 May 2015

1986 Pontiac Grand Am

It is hard for me to be objective about this car. I owned an '85 for a few years, and loved/hated it.

This was an OK effort by GM. No extreme overhangs, the formal but more aerodynamic roofline that was so current, the size was right for it's time, the potent looks. The line of the hood and trunk are higher than the base of the windows, which makes for either an odd discontinuity or a mild innovation . The velour-ish seats are kind of tacky, the silver body cladding is a bad idea that they kept using way too long (and it creates moire in the shots). The chrome grille, clearly imitating BMW, matches the sporty intent. You may not be able to see the very slightest bit of a rear spoiler built into the trunk lid.

I prefer the two door I had -- the longer door with its broader window and non-opening "opera" window looks sleeker.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

1970 Pontiac GTO

A little too shiny and polished for me, though this does provide interesting reflections. The GTO is a great car, one of my favourites from when I was a kid.

Interesting fenders with straight lines contrasting curved surfaces, the deeply recessed grilles bordered by squarish headlight surrounds, plus the ever important hood scoops & tachometer bulge.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

1985 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham

A beige-y car against a sort of beige-y background on a kind of beige-y day.

Love the chrome lower body panels, which catch the dirt and salt, ensuring that few cars so equipped survive to this day. Also the gold colour on the roof and hood, standing in for a vinyl roof. And those aerodynamic mirrors -- sporty but so small, the exact same unit used on everything from Chevettes to Le Sabres. The fender skirts, the formal roofline, the hood ornament -- all echoes of a past which was more optimistic and careless.