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Old 10-03-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Just picked this one up last week. Daily driver that needs full restoration.
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Sweet. That generation of Bonneville had 5 engine options, ranging from a 389 to a 455. What engine is in it? From an article I was reading today:

Pontiac full-size performance reached its peak in 1966. All full-size models got new sheetmetal for 1963, including stacked headlights. Performance enthusiasts once again turned to the Catalina, the lightest of the Pontiac full-size coupes. The standard engine was a 389 cu in (6.4 L) V8 with 283 bhp (211 kW). Next up were two 421 cu in (6.9 L) V8s with 10.75:1 compression ratios: a four barrel making 353 bhp (263 kW) and the Trophy 421 HO (High Output) with triple Rochester two-barrel carburetors operated by a progressive throttle linkage, rated at 370 bhp (280 kW). For serious drag strip use, buyers could specify the Super Duty 421 which came in three states of tune which all benefited from an increase in the compression ratio from 11.0:1 to 12.0:1 and an increase in the maximum shift point from 5900 rpm to a screaming 6400 rpm. Straight-line ETs ruled the showrooms during the Muscle Car era and the early Pontiacs had impressive numbers.

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thats deff looks alot like a goat
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Oh my, that is a sweet looking ride. Looks to be in goos shape outside. hows the inside look?
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Now that'* a car! front chrome looks awesome! Lets get a look at the dash! They didn't need no air bags! your face went directly into machined aluminum and chromed steel with style. Bet it'* got jumbo his n hers ashtrays too!
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