“1996 Lincoln Mark lllV Kandy drank purple white insides 6pack woofers pioneer touch screen radio/with remote trunk did pumps,lid,neon lights chrome grill needs motor work not sure what’s wrong with the motor asking $2200” Continue reading
One of the more interesting vehicles found at Barrett-Jackson this year was this Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2. Among the more high-profile G-bodies like the Monte Carlo, El Camino, Cutlass and Buick T-type, the Pontiac tends to become more of a forgotten offering. Couple that with this aerodynamic-enhancing body conversion by Auto-Fab for homologation purposes and you find yourself with one interesting piece of history.
Being one of only 1,225 Grand Prix models converted, it’s provenance is evident in it’s smooth Firebird/Camaro-esque rear windshield, revised front fascia and small fiberglass trunk lid. That’s correct: Despite it’s appearance, that window is static, not hatch.
And that lack of useful storage space is only one of the many issues that kept this production variant out of the General Motors limelight. The lackluster performance from the 150hp 5.0L carbureted v8 available only through the 2004r auto and a 3.08:1 rear end ratio didn’t help either. If you remember correctly, even the lowly Monte Carlo SS had an alternative 180hp variant during it’s run, not to mention the offerings from Buick and Oldsmobile.
Despite it’s shortcomings, aesthetically it’s a stud in the confines of it’s era. Which, along with it’s rareness, is probably why this well-kept, low-mileage example went for an impressive $11,000 at auction.
Hurry before the wiring harness mysteriously loses its copper and the cats walk away.
It’s hard to make a C5 look bad.. At least the price is right. Continue reading
You either love the early SVO headlights and offset hood scoop or you hate them. I for one think they look awesome, especially on a notchback, couple that with a white car from the 1980’s and you can’t go wrong. Continue reading
While browsing Craigslist for Corvettes under $12,000 (there are quite a few C5’s) I happened to stumble across an old acquaintance. It’s the oddball Testarossa inspired Corvette (or maybe Pontiac Grand Am?) that I spotted rolling around the streets about a year ago. I never thought I would see it again, but here it is in all of it’s glory for only $5500. If you’re looking to get into the Ferrari game this is a cheap start. Continue reading
Well, it looks like someone out in Scottsdale is giving up on a pretty neat little project. Before now I’d never really noticed that they kind of look like an aero Thunderbird/Dodge Daytona lovechild. Continue reading