Pontiac solstice mallet


On the American tuning show SEMA, Tuner Mallett is going to present something special, which has 560 horses under the hood and "faced with" a specific body-kit. This Pontiac Solstice, which tuner Mallett chose to fly their ideas, the result of which is obvious and striking. Immediately it is worth noting the serial chetyrehtselindrovuyu diesel filling models, which fell tuner is simply not to your taste and compare the market competitors, and of course from a special respect for a "favorite", tuner integrated so "free" place a powerful 560-horsepower V8-silovik used in models of Corvette. The result on the face! "Weaving" at such modest mass is less than four seconds and a top speed of more than 300 km / h. The latter should be added that such high-speed performance, the tuner has been achieved and due to specific body kit, elements of which were manufactured in fiberglass (as an alternative, provided the elements and carbon). Shestichastichny "designer", which includes four extensions to the wheel arches, front and rear spoiler is offered at a price of 18,000 dollars. Officially, Mallett Pontiac Solstice will be presented at SEMA tuning show, and only then will go on sale in a small limited edition

Pontiac Catalina part 5



1965 full-sized Pontiacs were completely restyled with more threads in sheet metal with a "Coke-bottle" profile and finishing fastback two-door hardtops. The wheelbase grew to 121 inches (3100 mm) on all models.

The new three-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission replaced the previous Roto Hydramatic unit on full-sized Pontiacs for 1965. "Turbo" There were three units of the speed torque converter similar in basic design to Torqueflite Chrysler and Ford Cruise-O-Matic transmission - a move that made the automatic torque converter transmission of universal design for helpless, and deliver the original Hydramatic fluid connection to history. While the "Turbo" channel continues to use the name Hydramatic, he shares none of his design with older programs. Turbo Hydramatic also adopted standardized "PRNDSL" shift pattern, which replaced the "PNDSLR" pattern long familiar to owners Hydramatic equipped Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles and Cadillacs.

389 and 421 cubic-inch V8s received a number of changes, including thinner block castings. The standard engine for model Catalina 389 two barrels capacity 256 hp (191 kW) with a base three-speed manual gearbox and 8.6 to 1 compression ratio or 290 horses with a Turbo Hydramatic transmission and above 10.5 to 1 compression. Fuel economy is regular 265 horsepower (198 kW) version of the 389 two barrels from 8.6 to 1 compression, which was burning regular gas was available for free version of turbo Hydramatic. Additional engines include four 389 barrel capacity of 325 horsepower (242 kW) turbocharged Hydramatic or 333 with a stick shift, Tri-Power 389 with capacity of 338 horses, four barrel capacity of 421 338 hp same (252 kW), 353 horses with Tri-Power or 421 HO with Tri-Power and 376 horsepower (280 kW).

2 +2 version changed from trim package all package for 1965 is similar to the average Pontiac GTO. The base engine with a 2 +2 is now 338-horsepower 421 four barrels from 353 hp (263 kW) Tri-Power or a 376-horsepower 421 HO with Tri-Power is available as an option.

In 1966, the full-sized Pontiacs received minor facelifting of the '65 body with a new lattice and rear treatment. Inside, the dashboard was revised with the salon. 2 +2 has been upgraded with the possibility of a complete model of the status and engine / transmission prices on all models Catalina remained the same in 1965, except for the elimination of 338-horsepower 389 Tri-Power option.

For 1967, Catalinas and other full-sized Pontiacs received heavy facelifting of the '65 body with a more rounded wasp-waisted body contours and finishing better fastback and concealed windshield wipers - the first in the industry. Replacing the 389 and 421 V8, in previous years were new 400 and 428 cubic-inch V8s built from the same V8 Pontiac design used since 1955. Standard engine Catalina had two barrel unit capacity of 265 horsepower (198 kW) with three-speed manual transmission or 290 horsepower (220 kW) Turbo-Hydramatic. 265 horsepower (198 kW) engine was available for free version with Turbo Hydramatic and differed from the standard 290 horsepower (220 kW) unit with regular gas as opposed to premium fuel. Additional engines include four 400 barrel capacity of 325 horsepower (242 kW), four barrel 428 with 360 hp (270 kW) or four barrel 428 HO power of 376 horsepower (280 kW). Options for Tri-Power engine was removed in 1967 in connection with the new GM corporate policy, which prohibits the use of several carbohydrates on all vehicles, except for Chevrolet Corvette. Front disc brakes and a stereo 8-track tape players were new additions to the list of options.

2 +2 has been proposed for the last time in 1967 as a hatchback coupe and convertible. 360-HP 428 is a standard and 428 HO is not mandatory. This model was rejected because of low sales since its introduction in 1964, performance car buyers overwhelmingly preferred smaller and lighter, intermediate, such as your own GTO Pontiac and new ponycar Firebird, which was introduced in 1967. 1967 Pontiac Catalina convertible was introduced in the Red Hot Chili Peppers video "Scar Tissue".

For 1968, Catalinas and other full-sized Pontiacs received minor facelifting of the '67 body with a new grille split beak nose and going back to the horizontal headlights, taillights and revised. Engine proposals were similar to 1967 with the revised horsepower ratings including 340, four barrel 400, 375, 428 and 390 four barrel, 428 HO.

Pontiac Catalina part 4



For 1963, Catalinas and other full-size Pontiacs featured net square bodylines and vertical headlamps flanking the split grille, but retained the same dimensions and the main body of 1961-62. Engine proposals were revised as 333 hp (248 kW) and 348 hp (260 kW) version of the 389 V8 were dropped in favor of "production" versions of larger 421 cu In (6.9 liter) capacity of 338 horsepower (252 kW) four-barrel carburetor, 353 hp (263 kW) with Tri-Power, or 370 hp (280 kW) "NO" Tri-Power. 405 hp (302 kW) 421 Super Duty continues to offer cross-country team during the first half of the model year, but fell after General Motors ordered Pontiac (and Chevrolet), to "cease and desist" from the factory supported racing efforts in February 1963. New options for 1963 include a tilt steering wheel, which can be adjusted to six different positions, AM / FM radio and cruise control.

1963 Catalina convertible changes in the California Hot Rodder, Bill Straub was used as a prime mover in the M2-F1 program at NASA.

M2-F1 and 1963 Catalina convertible tow vehicle

Soft facelifting including a new grille and taillights said 1964 full-size Pontiacs. Engine / transmission proposals have been unchanged since 1963, except for the new GM-built Muncie four-speed manual replacement of Borg-Warner T-10 units. In addition, new for 1964, 2 +2 option package available on the Catalina two-door hardtops and convertibles, which included bucket seats, heavy suspension and other equipment operation, along with the same choice of 389 cu in (6.4 liter) and 421 cu in (6.9 liter) V8, in other Catalina.

Throughout most of 1960, when Pontiac annually captured third place in industry sales, Chevrolet and Ford, Catalina and the third part of industry sales of full-size cars in the first Chevrolet Impala and the second place Ford Galaxie 500. Success in Catalina prices environment field caused many competitors to respond with similar products, such as the 1961 Chrysler Newport, a less expensive Chrysler, which was cheaper than the base models of the bearing plate Chrysler in recent previous years, and in 1962 Dodge Custom 880 and 1963 Mercury Monterey , both of which were introduced as full of cheap car environment full size in the size and power, which followed unsuccessful attempts to Mercury and Dodge full-size cars to detect contractions.

In 1964, even Pontiac's mid-priced competitors in General Motors responded to the success of the Catalina in the market, as well as to capture the Chevy Impala owners to trade with high quality vehicles from units GM. Buick took it at the lowest price of a big machine, LeSabre, and reduced cost base sticker on the replacement of less than $ 300 (4,9 l) V8 engine and two-speed automatic gearbox on his car instead of the average 401 U.S. dollars (6, 6 liters) V8 and three-speed automatic used in other large Buicks. Porn has gone even further, creating new full-range, Jetstar 88, which was $ 75 lower than the dynamic 1988 series (but still a few dollars higher than a comparable model Pontiac Catalina), and also received less engine - 330 USD in (5.4 liter) V8 and two-speed automatic gearbox with an intermediate line F-85/Cutlass, along with a smaller 9.5 in (240 mm) brake drums (also from GM intermediates) compared with 11.12 in (280 - 300 mm) drums were found on all other GM full size cars from the bare bones of a six-cylinder Chevrolet Biscayne in 1975, a limousine Cadillac. And, as Pontiac Catalina still cheaper than Jetstar and LeSabre, at the lowest cost full-size Pontiac buyers are often perceived as better value in the market due to the high standard V8 engine and three-speed automatic transmission, and (compared to 88 Jetstar) larger brakes.

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Pontiac Beaumont

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Beaumont Drive featured Chevrolet-train and General Motors officials. They were the version of the Chevrolet Chevelle with a dashboard similar to the Pontiac GTO and sold to the Canadian market. Although they were sold through dealers Pontiac, little mention of Pontiac nameplate in the booklet manual or instructions.

In 1968, only 708 Beaumont SD hardtops have been created which is relatively rare and highly collectible. Equipped with 396-cubic-inch engine V8, a car produced between 325 and 350 horsepower.

To avoid the tariffs imposed by the Government of Canada, the GM made a few cars with Canadian content, which were distinctly Canadian. Big Pontiacs there looked like Pontiacs, but were built on the chassis of a Chevy and Chevy engines, the names were distinctly Canadian, such as the Laurentian, Parisienne, and the layered-Chief. Medium cars like Chevelles but Pontiac brands, how to divide the grid, they were called the Beaumonts. By 1970, the trade laws were relaxed, unique Beaumont became superfluous and was terminated.

Seller dealers Pontiac, since 1964, Beaumonts by their style, which was under the influence of the trademark split lattice Pontiac. SD (Sport Deluxe, NOT Super Duty) was high on-line version of Beaumont, which was launched in the high line Acadian. Sports Deluxes initially included the same engines as the American Chevelle, but since 1967, they were similar to Chevelle SS396, however, SD396 does not offer the 396/375, as well as its American counterpart.

This car has spent his life in Ottawa, Ontario before moving to Buffalo, New York area a few years ago, where he underwent a six-year restoration. Only 66 Beaumont SD396 convertibles were built in 1967, and none of them were sold new in the United States. This is Pontiac? This Chevelle? Ask a poncho or a Chevy fan and you can get a different answer!

Pontiac fiero gt


The brightest legend of the New World was "born" in 1964, and almost immediately won the lion's share of sports cars. His appearance Pontiac fiero gt obliged 39-year general manager Lee Yakoke, who at one time fully responsible American ideas about sports car. The birth of this development took place against the background of failures of concern Pontiac. The company had huge losses due to the failure model Edsel, making it clear that any forward-looking market research - business, if not rotten, then the loss-making for sure. But to correct the situation in some way was needed. Therefore, was soon assembled a team of designers, engineers, economists and marketers, which should have resolved the problem and build a "rescue" car. Initially developed a social address of the machine and its image. According to available information, the buyer wanted to see further development of ideas Thunderbird, but in a more democratic sector. As a starting point took the sport versions «Monya» economical "Chevrolet Corvair." Composition of the bulk of the body decided to borrow from the Lincoln Mark II, which had an extremely dynamic silhouette thanks to a very long hood and a shortened trunk. Aggressive note in the design of the car created a narrow, resembling a knife blade bumpers, predatory nose car "Maserati", as well as deep-set into a niche grille with a figure running the "Mustang". Incidentally, the title - as it turned out, during the development machine wore quite a different name - «Cougar» (Panther) and had the appropriate figure on the radiator: muscular cat in profile. And the name «fiero gt» was preferred only before starting the machine in the series. That's it.

Pontiac Catalina part 3



1961 full-sized Pontiacs were completely restyled with more square bodylines, reintroduction of a split grille first seen in 1959 and has declined over 1960 and an all-new feature-Box perimeter frame with side rails instead of "X" chassis used since 1958. The new frame not only provides more side impact protection than the "X" design, but also improved interior roominess.

Finishing was a square with a four-door models with styling six windows fell on the columns of sedans and wider rear rack with a flat rear glass on a four-door hardtops. A revised version of 1959-60 "bubbletop" roof was used on two-door hardtops. Wrap-around glasses were dropped in favor of flat glass to make efforts to expand the input and output for the front seats.

The new body was a bit smaller and lighter than the 1960 model with a wheelbase down by three inches (76 mm) to 119, the total length is reduced by up to 210 in (5300 mm) and width is reduced by almost two inches to 78.2 80 in (2032 mm) 1960. Front and rear track '61-62 Pontiac was reduced to 62.5 in (1590 mm) front and rear. New '61 Pontiac was advertised as "All Pontiac ... On New broad gauge.

All the engines were again 389 cu in (6.4 liter) V8, as in previous years. Standard engines were two barrels of a power unit 215 HP (160 kW) with three-speed manual transmission or 267 hp (199 kW) with an additional Hydramatic, with 230 hp (170 kW) V8 regular fuel economy is offered as a no-cost option with the Hydramatic. Offered as extra cost options for a more powerful version of the 389, including 303 hp (226 kW) version with four-barrel carburetor or 318 hp (237 kW) Tri-Power option. For the first time on the options list are two more high-performance version of the 389, including four barrel 333 hp (248 kW) and 348 units of horsepower (260 kW) Tri-Power option, as with a higher compression ratio 10.75:1. 363 hp (271 kW) was invited to drag racers. At the end of the season '61 421 cu in (6.9 liter) Super Duty was released for sale.

The new three-speed Roto Hydramatic transmission replaced the previous four-speed unit for 1961. A new gearbox was thinner and lighter than the older four-speed Hydramatic, which was extended to the big stars and major Bonneville models. In addition, new for 1961 was four-speed manual transmission with Hurst floor shift, are available by special order.

1962 Pontiacs received heavy reconstruction in 1961 design with more rounded contours of the body and finishing at the new two-door convertible hardtops Featuring-like bows. Catalina sedans and coupes received a 1-inch (25 mm) wheelbase increase, after spending 1961 on the 119-inch (3.000 mm) length with a full-size Chevrolet "(Safari wagons retained the 119-inch (3.000 mm) wheelbase up to 1964 ).

Pontiac solstice preço

Pontiac solstice preço was carried out in a body fastback. The model was based on the midsize Coronet platform, and apart from the fashionable body sported hidden headlamps, cabin suites and bucket seats. The standard engine was a 318-cid V8, but most buyers chose the optional 383rd, capacity 335 hp But the main merit Charger that under his hood put the most famous "beefy" motor 426 HEMI, accelerates the car from standstill to 60 miles for 6.4 seconds and allows you to overcome the quarter mile in 14.16 seconds. Official documents reported that the 426 HEMI produces 425 hp, but the power is, of course, was higher than 500 forces, as higher insurance powerful engines forced manufacturers understate their characteristics. In 1967 the design remained the same, but in the range of added 440 Magnum engine power 375 hp, which has become the standard for modifying the R / T and the biggest engine of the corporation. Magnum was a cheaper 426-th HEMI, provided the same dynamic quality and is easier to be modified, but still inferior to him on the racetrack.

In 1968 the company underwent a radical redesign: a new body with a "muscular" contours, a new grille, as before concealing lights and a minimum of chrome. Sales increased almost six-fold compared with last year - customers appreciate the new look of Pontiac solstice preço. The following year saw little change in design: four round tail lights were replaced with flat square, front marker lights have also changed from round to rectangular, and the center of the grille insert with chrome appeared fake air inlets. In 1970 he became a chrome front grille, and the changed contours of the body at the rear of the car. Version of R / T manned fake air intake, added two new colors - plum crazy "and" Mango ". There was luxury SE version with leather interior and sunroof - a rare and a new option at the time. The range of engines was quite rich, there were 440 Six Pack, 440 Magnum, and of course HEMI, which was upgraded and got hydraulic valve lifters.