69NovaYenko added a topic in General"The Jury" A Canadian Dealships Twist On Pontiac`s `70 G.T.O. "The Judge"In 1970 Stampede Buick-Pontiac Motors in Alberta & Calgary Canada was trying to create a car that would hopefully bring people into his dealership in search of that unique car. The idea that they could offer a hi-torque but lower-buck car that had the performance of a Judge without being a Judge.That special car was known as the "The Jury" option package. "The Jury" was a special G.T.O. that was unique to the Canadian area. They ordered and sold 25 of these cars. They all where Palladium Silver with a blue interior and came with a 69' Judge rear deck spoiler. "The Jury" also featured a distinctively different graphic package from it`s sibling "The Judge". It had a flaming fireball with "The JURY" decal laid over a black and white bumblebee stripe, which around the rear quarter panel as well as down the drivers side of the hood. Twelve were of these special cars had M-21 4 speeds and bench seats. The remaining thirteen were turbo-hydromatics and bucket seats. Additionally, the cars came equipped with 350 CID engines, Safe-T-Track-differentials, 12 bolt performance rear end, Rally II wheels, red line tires, rosewood steering wheel, AM/FM radio, power steering and power disc-front breaks.
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69NovaYenko added a topic in GeneralTop 10 G.M. Option Packages 1950-1970_ Chevrolet- Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC
I thought I`d post this for giggles and grinds.
If you are a General Motors fan give this list a quick eyeball.
This list contains the top 10 G.M. option packages across the board at GM including Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac, and even GMC. from 1950 to 1970.
Of course like all these types of list there will be some you agree with and others you don`t as well as those that you feel should have made the list.
Hope you enjoy....I know I did.
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69NovaYenko added a topic in Car Aftermarket / ResinSS/RS Grill `67 CamaroFirst off I`m very please to see the newly tooled Special Edition Revell `67 Camaro SS kit. I`m also pleased to see it`s a 2 -N-1 kit allowing one to build a stock or race version of the car. My only disappointment is that Revell did not include the SS/RS grill..which in some ways would have made it a 3-N1 kit.
Has any of the talented and resourceful aftermarket resin folks out there done or are planning to do a SS/RS grill for this kit. If so I`ll take four right off the bat.
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69NovaYenko added a topic in GeneralSixties-Seventies Performance Pontiac Dealerships-CanadianThis post is a continuation of my earlier post “Sixties-Seventies Performance Pontiac Dealerships .” I`ve been attempting to find out more about Pontiac dealerships that would allow anyone to walk off the street and get the dealer to installed speed goodies (headers/blueprinted engine /suspension etc.) and drive out in a dealer prepped street racer. Recently, I discovered a northern neighbor, Canada, not only had Pontiac high performance dealerships; they had their own models of high performance Tin Indian`s.
Conroy Pontiac in Ontario & British Columbia Canada was the Canadian equivalent to the American Nickey, Yenko, Baldwin, Berger high performance Chevy dealerships. They were the “go to” dealerships in Western Canada if you wanted the fastest car on the street.
They were notorious for a number of Pontiac Supercar conversions, the `67 Pontiac Beaumont SD “Cheetah” with a 450 H.P. L-72 427 engine was one of them.
Engine: 427ci/450hp L72 V-8
Transmission: Muncie M20 4-speed manual
Rearend: 12-bolt with Positraction
Interior: Black vinyl front bucket seats
Wheels: 15x6 front, 15x8 rear American Racing
Tires: F70x15 front, G70x15 rear Uniroyal Tiger Paws
Special parts: L72 Cheetah conversion done by Conroy Pontiac-Buick
If anyone has additional info on Canadian performance dealerships or dealership supercars feel free to share.
Thanks for looking and thanks in advance for sharing.
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69NovaYenko added a topic in GeneralSixties-Seventies Performance Pontiac DealershipsBesides Royal Oaks Pontiac were there any other Pontiac performance dealerships. My web search tuned up only one other Pontiac Dealership and that was Conroy Pontiac in Ontario & British Columbia Canada. After all Chevy had a number of performance dealerships (Yenko/Nickey/Baldwin/Gibb/Harrell etc). And, are there any notable and highly sought after Pontiac dealerships prepped cars like Chevy`s big block transplanted 427 Camaro`s, Nova`s, Chevelle`s, Biscayne, Impalas, Vetts, and Corvairs. Additionally, why didn`t Pontiac participate in the COPO program; after all at that time they were a sub-division of General Motors. Were they the well behaved and obedient younger child of the family while Chevy was the rebellious, hell raising first born.
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