1960s Cars – Pontiac

by Michael RichComment — Updated August 5, 2023

Welcome to 1960s Cars – Pontiac
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1960 Pontiac Bonneville

A fresh facelift for this new in ’59 model
the Vista Sedan four door was Pontiac’s best seller
it featured new colors and a wide range of power options
a wrap around rear window and “wide track” wheel placement
were unique to the line

Cost: $3,295.00 1960s Cars - Pontiac1960 Pontiac “Widetrack” ad
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1961 Pontiac Tempest

Pontiac hit the compact market with the Tempest
the four door sedan (shown) was a little cumbersome
so a two door coupe followed later in the year
a flexible cable drive shaft was unique to Tempest
and very unconventional for any auto maker

Cost: $2,190.00 1960s muscle cars

1961 Pontiac Ventura

Full sized Pontiac’s got a redesign
shorter and lower they still had more interior room than last years
the domed or “bubble roof” was shared with Chevy and Olds

Cost: $2,975.00 1960s Pontiacs

1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

New to the lineup this Grand Prix
was a solid entry into the personal luxury market
billed as a sport luxury car it had buckets and sport instrumentation
it was a good bet, propelling Pontiac to 3rd place in the rankings

Cost: $3,490.00 (base) 1960s classic autos

1963 Pontiac LeMans

It was sporty version of the Tempest last year
but LeMans is now it’s own series and is restyled
only available in a two door coupe or convertible
this was the first step towards making the Tempest line mid sized

Cost: $2,745.00 (convertible)1960s vintage autos

1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO

Gran Turismo Omologato,
is what it stood for, inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the first “Muscle Car” is what it was
a 389cid V-8 stuffed into a re sized Tempest body is how it was made
two carburetor options were available a four barrel
or three two barrels making 325hp or 348hp respectively

Cost: $3,500.00 (convertible)1960s classic automobiles

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1965 Pontiac GTO

Spinning it’s headlights to the vertical
made the LeMans GTO conform to other Pontiac’s
while other automotive companies struggled to release muscle cars
GTO was getting a super star following
boosting Pontiac’s sales to solidify it’s 3rd place ranking

Cost: $3,380.00 60s vintage cars

1966 Pontiac Grand Prix

Still Pontiac’s flagship the Grand Prix
retained it’s title of personal luxury car with new styling
one of seventeen models that buyers could choose from
variety seemed to be what the public wanted in the sixties

Cost: $3,285.00 60s old cars

1967 Pontiac Firebird

Did someone say “Pony Car” please
Pontiac responded to the rising demand with the Firebird
based on Chevy’s Camero the Firebird was pure Pontiac though
trimmed more upscale and priced a little higher
with optional power plants all the way to a 325hp V-8

Cost: $2,665.00 (base) 60s Pontiac GTO

1968 Pontiac GTO

A total restyle made all the intermediate models
more curvaceous and larger looking
a new dent resistant bumper and hidden headlights
gave GTO it’s uniqueness from other models
Pontiac again was ahead of the other car companies with these changes

Cost: $3,300.00 sixties classic cars

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

A hopped up Firebird, the new Trans Am
was named to capitalize on the Trans Am racing circuit
in fact Pontiac had to pay a $5.00/ car royalty to use the name
white with blue racing stripes was the only color option
it was available as a two door coupe or a convertible

Cost: $3,790.00

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