NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

Pontiac Performance History Videos Parts 1 and 2

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My co worker and friend has the runner up to the Royal car at the US National in 1960. It is still in good shape and has a bored out 455 in it with over 500 HP. The race The car had tinted windows and the class numbers are faded in even though they are gone.

Terry was one of the guys who wrenched on the Tin Indian cars at Knafel Pontiac in the 60's.

I wish they would bring the Royal Pontiac recreation car to The Pontiac Nationals and line them up again. This time I think the Blue car would come out on top.

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GM was NOT seriously considering "closing down the Division" in the early '50s - urban legend.

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347/370 were great, strong-as-hell, thick-wall motors.

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>>"Bunkie and his engineers"<< ... Pontiac Motor Division engineers.

How. To. Get. It. Done.

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>>"1961: fully-instrumented dashboard"<< = speedo, fuel gauge, ammeter.

Took the GP to offer either a vacuum gauge or tach (trans-dependant), and you could get a oil press/ water temp gauge package in '63 and up (don't believe it was available in the '62 GP).

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I've seen the Blair Union Park Tempest car in Atco NJ some years ago. A beaut.

But there were 14 cars built (6 wagons, 6 LeMans coupes, 2 Tempest coupes), not "13".

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347/370 were great, strong-as-hell, thick-wall motors.

-- -- -- -- --

>>"Bunkie and his engineers"<< ... Pontiac Motor Division engineers.

How. To. Get. It. Done.

-- -- -- -- --

>>"1961: fully-instrumented dashboard"<< = speedo, fuel gauge, ammeter.

Took the GP to offer either a vacuum gauge or tach (trans-dependant), and you could get a oil press/ water temp gauge package in '63 and up (don't believe it was available in the '62 GP).

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I've seen the Blair Union Park Tempest car in Atco NJ some years ago. A beaut.

But there were 14 cars built (6 wagons, 6 LeMans coupes, 2 Tempest coupes), not "13".

Played with the Vac gauge in a 63 often also the reverb too.

It was a fun car as it had a 421 in for a while [not original] a 400 RA IV and presently has a 326 with a tri power in it.

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I liked my 69 Formula 400 4speed, just a fun car to drive. Damn did that thing need brakes.

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My brother-in-law is still holding onto his '69 350 coupe, but it's getting really rough.

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