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      02-25-2012 12:11 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      Mmmmmm, I really really hate nearly all Pontiacs for their cheapness and ultimate crappiness, but the only car that brand has ever released that has gotten my total approval was the G8. It's just so badass and properly awesome. ...and this is coming from a guy who bleeds fuel economy and diesel. If this thing came in manual, I would be fapping right now, this very moment, as you're reading this.
      Pontiac has made many great cars, I don't know if I'm bias becuase I have owned a 97 Grand Prix GTP 2 door for 5 years now and It's been one of the best daily drivers i'VE ever owned. It's easy for basic matinance, and It's a GM, parts are endless in the Junkyards. It's a shame that Pontiac folded up.

      Also to the guy who posted the 1961
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      02-25-2012 12:13 PM #27
      Sorry, but I think Pontiacs without stacked headlights aren't that pretty.

      This, however;



      Is a pretty Pontiac. Though I still wouldn't call them pretty. To find pretty Pontiacs, you must go back a couple more decades. How about some Torpedo 8 action?



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      02-25-2012 12:45 PM #28
      I agree GP, but I gotta go '67:


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      02-25-2012 12:45 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Mayerz View Post
      These are my favorite pontiacs



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      There you guys go and make me start changing my mind. The first Firebirds, and this the first iteration of the second generation, are absolutely gorgeous automobiles. Pininfarina would have been proud to have his signature on these second-gen cars, IMO. The lines are lithe, Ferrari-esque, and the details are incredible. Look at the shape of the windshield (a design fetish at GM in the sixties) for example. No other car handled this area like this, and the steep A-pillar, with its softly rounded upper corners combined with the swept-back rake of the glass, make this detail on these cars amazing, IMO.

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      02-25-2012 12:46 PM #30
      Of course, I coulda said "mine"!


    6. 02-25-2012 12:52 PM #31








      srsly



      pretty awesome!
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      02-25-2012 01:27 PM #32
      1956 Pontiac does it for me :



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      02-25-2012 01:35 PM #33
      Not really "beautiful" but distinctive and for its time, pretty tasteful, was the '58 Pontiac, especially from the rear. They eschewed the tailfins of the time and instead had nicely integrated, handsome taillamps with a kind of sexy looking "hood" atop them. I like these Ponchos v. muchly.

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    9. 02-25-2012 01:39 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by VAB5 View Post
      Of course, I coulda said "mine"!
      nice! very clean awesome car. love it!
      Sick! looks awesome!

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      02-25-2012 01:42 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      I'm old, but still not old enough to have been around when Mozart and Beethoven produced their masterpieces. But that doesn't keep me from discovering them, and expanding my conciousness by listening to them, does it?
      Not to go too far off-topic, but this is why I am in favor of kit cars / replicars.

      Beethoven's music is still play by symphonies and individuals today. You didn't have to catch a Mozart concert, to hear a Mozart song.

      With these cars, as they age and we lose parts and even entire cars to attrition, the scope of their impact begins to diminish. Fewer and fewer people will get to experience these cars until really there is nothing left but a few museum pieces and online photo galleries.

      How could we then expect any future generation to ever really appreciate these works? Looking at a photo of a P51d Mustang doesn't give you the same experience/reference as seeing one at an airshow. Likewise, just seeing these cars drive by can be enough to make an experience for a person to remember.

      Anyway, I was always a fan of the 1968 Firebird, the '34 Coupes and Convertibles, 41's.. Really, I think each generation had something I liked.













      I like the sedans too, but this morning I'm in a coupe mood.
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      02-25-2012 01:52 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by devianb View Post
      Wasn't a production model, but I am going with the Banshee.

      What about the later Banshee? (1988)



      I think there was a TV show that featured a silver one, right?

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      02-25-2012 01:53 PM #37


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      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      02-25-2012 02:12 PM #38
      Production: '67 Firebird



      Concept: '56 Club de Mer




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      02-25-2012 02:34 PM #39
      Good choices nick

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      02-25-2012 02:34 PM #40


      not even as good looking as the car that preceded it, there is a 69 for sale here that I thought about going to show interest in, but they really just aren't good looking cars, to be fair though, even the true full size Pontiacs were ugly in 69, 70 and 71 too really. by 68 the real best looking Pontiacs produced were the Tempest/LeMans/GTO triplets.
      there's always this too





      If nothing else it's better looking to me
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      02-25-2012 02:37 PM #41
      I guess I'm in the minority here but none of these cars are appealing to me whatsoever. Possibly the G8 but that's about it. I appreciate the muscle-era GTO Firebird / TA but they do nothing for me.
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      02-25-2012 02:50 PM #42
      I think the following vehicle is the absolute pinnacle of GM engineering....I am shocked that nobody has not posted this vehicle...It's something that I personally feel has been under appreciated by the automotive world.



      I am going to start a letter writing campaign to the Concours d'Elegance to have one admitted this year at Pebble Beach.

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    18. 02-25-2012 02:57 PM #43
      I always liked the '59. Knew a lady who bumped into a wall and gave hers a perfectly symmetrical bullnose hood. It looked even better.


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      02-25-2012 03:08 PM #44
      The whole 1965 lineup.





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    20. 02-25-2012 03:12 PM #45
      Well this one certainly isn't. When you look closely, it actually looks like it's dying.

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      That door handle is horrible. I wish they would've used a flap-style integrated into the crease.
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      02-25-2012 03:15 PM #46
      One thing that I always liked about the 1960s Pontiac line was the advertising....the art used was so different from the stodgy advertising of the day...I remember finding an old GM 8-Track at the cottage and it had a Pontiac advertising jingle...I can still remember the lyrics:

      Hurry on Down to Wide Track Town
      For the swingist deals on wheels around
      Drive the hot new tempest from Pontiac
      You save more money when you go wide track!







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      02-25-2012 03:22 PM #47
      How can you pick just one? Almost everything Pontiac made from the '50s-'70s was nice or better. I really like the '58 Bonneville hardtop. Rochester fuel injection was optional. Apologies for the big pic, but this car is worth it.



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      02-25-2012 03:25 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by VAB5 View Post
      Of course, I coulda said "mine"!

      I've never cared for this generation of cars, but I absolutely LOVE that front clip! Especially the grille, which is damn near 100% perfect to my eyes. Love the split styling of the grille and how the detailing works for that split region.

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      02-25-2012 03:34 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      ...completely understand your hate.
      You drive a god damn Protege, I can't believe you can say you dislike every GM vehicle ever made, especially on an aesthetic level. There are probably nearly 100 different GM models I would rather be driving than my innocuous, boring Protege sedan.
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