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Old 04-28-2009, 04:35 PM
Location: West LA
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First car I bought was a 3 year old red 1998 Trans Am. I loved Trans Am's as a kid and to own one was a dream come true. That was the first year they used the LS1 engine and adapted the final body style. That car was blazing fast and handled amazingly (on dry pavement). I had very good luck with it as I owned it until it had 100,000 miles and the only major repair was a differential rebuild (covered under extended warranty). Kinda sad to see Pontiac go... RIP.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:04 PM
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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62 Tempest wagon. 1 of a kind special order with 166 hp engine and a 4 speed.

64 Tempest wagon, pretty much "plain jane with 326 V8.

98 grand Prix, pretty good car. I did neglect the front brake and ate up the rotors and messed up the water pump using the wrong coolant. My bad.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:52 AM
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Originally Posted by drjones96 View Post
And that's why my Dad was so insistant on buying cars with carbs for so long. We didn't buy a car with FI until the early '90's.
I can definitely understand why your dad didn't want FI. To this day, I would rather have an engine with a carbureator if I had a choice. I still have 5 old cars with carbureators and if they're not running right, I know how to fix them with just basic tools. With a new car, start looking for a tow truck.

I have good memories of Pontiac. Probably my best memory was a 1976 TA with a 455 engine - what a car. I wish I still had it. I remember installing headers with a true dual exhaust, high-rise manifold, holley carb and fixing up the curve on the distributor. What a tire burner! Fortunately, I have my 2002 black/black TA. I'll keep it forever. It's been long since paid off.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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The 05-06 ls2 GTO is a rocket
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:16 PM
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Still living mine... I still have grandmas old '73 Pontiac Grand Ville sedan. This has been one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned.

a couple of other Pontiacs I have owned in the past...

1989 Grand Safari

1969 Executive Safari

Not my cars, but some older Pontiacs to jog some memories
'73 Grand Ville

'73 Safari

'72 Grand Safari

'73 Safari

'73 Grand Safari

'72 Catalina Brougham

'73 Catalina

'72 Grand Ville

'72 Bonneville

'77 Trans Am (this was my uncles car - photo taken in 1986)

'76 Bonneville Brougham

'72 Grand Safari

'72 Grand Ville

'73 Safari

'71 Grand Safari

'73 Grand Safari

'72 Catalina Brougham

'71 Grand Ville

'59 Safari (this was my uncles)

'73 Grand Safari

Hope you enjoyed....
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:36 AM
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Those pictures of early seventies Pontiacs bring back pleasant memories for me!
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:32 AM
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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1956 Pontiac Fire Chief, 1963 Pontiac Lemans, 1969 Wagon, 1978 Grand Safari, These were my dads. Mine was a 1970 Pontiac Firebird, my friends, a 69 Firebird..vroooooom.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:49 PM
Location: Timonium, MD
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When I was three my mom put me in the back seat of a rented Grand Am. She then put something in the trunk. When she closed the trunk the rear window shattered and I got covered with broken glass.

The first "fast" car I drove was a Trans Am with an after market supercharger. My buddy let me drive it around town for about an hour. I thought it was fast then, but compared to a few other cars I've since driven it wasn't that great.

Those are my personal memories. I've heard countless stories from friend about their Pontiacs breaking down or some other misfortune.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:13 AM
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First car was a 1981 Black Trans Am with an 8 track player and electric windows. Have many, many fond memories of cruising the neighborhood and taking it on weekend road trips. I remember when I first got it. I must've taken 100 Polaroid photos of the car, me sitting in the car, standing by the car, friends in the car, etc.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:37 AM
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I took my DL road test in my dad's '68 Catalina.

I've owned a '66 and '69 GTO. Still have the tri-power set up for the '66 collecting cobwebs in the garage.
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