Beautiful beautiful car. Those old pontiac engines made loads of power and, like today'* pontiacs IMHO spanked their chevrolet siblings everywhere they went. For all my classic poncho info i go to www.performanceyears.com
its a great forum with great people. Lot of it,l ike a lot of the old pontiac lovers, is GTO / Tempest based, but there is certainly a strong Full size poncho following there. I have yet to see too many '70s bonnevilles as I meddle in the 'late 60s bonnies more often (mainly cuz i have a '65) but they were just as unique as their' 60s forefathers. Look at the
burly hood on that thing in the pics on the auction page. Great great stuff.
Anyways I dont have any #* on me for hte power and torque, and since it was post-emissions, the numbers wont be as phenomenal as the 60s / early 70s, but rest assured Pontiac was the forerunner in utilizing innovative engineering to beat the emissions regulations in the struggle for horsepower and torque. Hahah I sound like a commercial or a historian. In any event thats a hell of a car and I'm sure you're father will have no regrets. It should make his old misdoing right
Did he get it at the 3,800 or so that the auction ended at? even tho it was below reserve? (if u dont mind me asking).
Anyways the ppl at perf. years will definitely hit you up with the info you're looking for. Gosh those cars are great. If its anything like my '65 i bet the whole body QUAKES when you rev that engine when its parked, if its not parked, i'm sure throttling the pedal makes those rear tires screeam!! .........cant wait to drive my car again next week.
You / your dad should try ordering the phs (pontiac historic services) documents for it. Or you guys maybe already did? The information you get in the package varies year-by-year but you get lots of great information. For my car they gave me an order sheet listing all the options available that year for the model and what your particular car was ordered with. Also has other extras and an available Window sticker just like you'd get from on a brand new car! It'* really Neat stuff. heres the link:
They dont list specifically what comes iwth what car-year'* package but you can call, at $35.00 it'* well worth it. If you chose the fax-back extra $10 option they send fax you the basics (options sheet for your particular car) within a day or so. But that'* usually for people trying to jump on a sale to be sure the car is authentic and what not. not really important here since you guys bought it already.
Pontiac tidbit: Did u know that although Chevy had their 'small block' and 'big block' engines, pontiac just had one type of block which they used (with minor modifications through the years) to make (i believe) ALL of their V8 engines? Every one from their low cubed v8s to their ultimate 455 came from the same block. Of course some ended up with 4-bolt mains and what not whlie smaller ones got 2-bolt mains but the point is that pontiac'* engineers made a much more versatile product than chevy did. I won't get into how much more distinc pontiac'* styling was or the Chevy conspiracy against pontiac in the 60s and 70s that may have ultimitely led the to demise of the pontiac v8 in 1979/80...
In short: have fun!