Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another Defunct Magazine Project Car: 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO Wagon

The builder of this next car must have thought: Why should people without kids have all the fun? Those without a rowdy brood in the nest already have less stress, more sleep, a clean house, and money in the bank --why should they get to have all the fun on wheels too?  Let's build a classic hot rod that can haul ass or stinky ass kids.  Find this 1965 Pontiac GTO Wagon here on eBay bidding for $12,600 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Mineola, NY.

According to the seller, this car was a regular project car on Pontiac Magazine, which is probably High Performance Pontiac Magazine, a now defunct print magazine that focused on a brand of cars that died in 2006.  I love a good print magazine as much as the next guy, but let's face it, the print media industry is as dead as bias ply tires, carburetors, & pet rocks.  There will always be a few hold outs, but in the long term the industry will devolve into a distant memory for all but a few oddballs. Following close behind on the path towards obsolescence is the manual gearbox, controlling your own traction, and vehicles that can be rebuilt and driven for decades.

Under the hood is an old school built 389 tripower V8 that is equipped with the high flowing "6X" heads, but otherwise appears stock from the outside.  However, give the magazine car history, this could have all sorts of crazy business going on near the spinning metal parts.

The interior was re-freshened and updated in the 90s from the original 60s equipment, but it looks well done and in good shape today.

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  1. I like these 5 seater conversions use the console shift and bucket seats to help the driver more completely buy the illusion that he bought a muscle car. The only thing that is missing is a sound proof partition behind the front seats....or even some trick mirrors that allow the driver to look into the rear view mirror and see out the back without seeing the kids in the back seat.
    On a more serious note, should we be at all worried that the pictures are almost 8 years old?

  2. Pictures could be that old or camera date has not updated to present day i know when i change the batt. out sometimes it is a pia.

    1. Windshield tags show that it's registered through 10/10, so it seems as if the pictures are indeed 8 years old.

  3. I think the cinematographer for the original Batman tv series took these pics. All it's missing are a few cartoon "POW" and "WHAM"'s superimposed over the diagonal images.

  4. Slushbox.............straightaway at the light..... but then what? Harass Ford Edge Moms in line at the pickip cones?


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