Good ol' cars and trucks - Pontiac

As we drive around the state, we spot some great reminders of the past, classic cars and trucks made out of "Detroit iron." We skid to a stop, and click ‘em. We’ll set this up by make, and each section will be chronological, oldest to newest, but always classics only.


Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible, 1972, parked at the Edgar Steam & Gas Engine Show on the Kurt Ummus Farm, Marathon County in September 2005. This is when Pontiac used to build excitement. How many horses you think this guy has? Our guess is whatever the horses are, this machine will leave most of us in the dust. August 28, 2005.


Pontiac Bonneville 1974. This sweetheart has spent a lot of time in Arizona, and is clean as a whistle. She's got her original 455 engine which has been rebuilt. I spotted her on Hwy 52 in Weston, Marathon. At this writing, July 17, 2008, she's for sale, $6,500, call cell 715-297-1265 or home 715-848-1265.


Pontiac Chieftain, 1952. Pontiac made the Chieftain from 1949-1958. The com[any discontinued the Streamliner in 1952 in favor of the Chieftain. You could get a 6 or 8 cylinder L-head. The 8 cyl. could ramp up from 0-60 mph in 14.9 seconds.