Pontiac Barn Finds

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JayS.
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Pontiac Barn Finds

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I often run into cars that I would like to have, sometimes projects, others don’t need much. Often the site “Barnfinds” highlights cars like this that are for sale, or a car someone found that fits the description. I have LOTS of car projects. I thought these Pontiacs are note worthy, and would be cool to add to our collection, my collect is big enough though.

As much as I would love to have this 66 Tempest post that showed up on Craiglist, it would just be a distraction for me. I have plenty of projects! Owner had plans to put a LT1 in the car but seems to be wanting to move on. A friend went and looked at it, it is the real deal. Paint is a year old, the guy worked at a body shop down in the Kansas City area. New disk brake kit on the front, aluminum radiator, new wiring for the engine. No engine, interior needs work, has the 2 speed in the car from the original 326. Last I new he was asking 5k for the car. Pretty color. Mariner turquoise
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Here is another barn find. Classic 67 GTO waiting for restoration. This car is my cousins, we use to race dirt track Pontiacs with him. But he really has no interest in cars anymore. I should run the vin and see what engine it had. My guess is a std 400 4bbl. Automatic on the floor. Some frame damage on the front end, I think that is why it was parked years and years ago. The original hood and one of the front fenders are gone, probably happened when the frame damaged occurred. You have to look to see the frame damage, it isn’t in a place that is very critical, up toward the front. Interior is pretty complete and surprisingly in ok shape, but is brittle I am sure it would need replaced. The floor pans and the trunk floor are in good shape, kind of shocking really. Red on red. Soo tempting. Lol
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Here is another barn find. The car is over in Iowa, 64 Tempest without the engine and transmission. Been on the market for a while, which is surprising. Last I new the price was a little under $2k.
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That blue one and the ‘64 in Iowa look like decent deals. I detest body work. If the blue one has been done right it would be just what I would look for.
The ‘64 would make a great cruiser as is. Just drop in an engine and transmission, which is what I enjoy doing.
My issue is I’ve run out of space and time.
A neighbor has a 100% solid body ‘70 GS 455 4 speed he’d sell. Nice dark blue paint, but needs completion and interior. I’m not a huge Buick guy, but the car is too solid to let sit, but I told him I just don’t have the time or space. I was trying to get one of my sons to buy it

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Drake that sounds like a awesome project! I am glad he is your neighbor and not mine. Lol

70-72 GS’s 455 rare and cool. The last mfg standing of BOP

One of Dads friends worked in the shop at a local GM dealer and always drove new cars. A couple 375 hp 396 chevelles, then a 70 yellow GSX 455. He said that Buick screamed, the 396s he had were slow compare to that Buick.

We had a chance at a brown 70 GS stage 1 455 convertible, 4 speed, probably 20 years ago for $4000, solid car that was disassembled and in storage. We wanted it but it just as well have been a million $$$$ at the time.

I don’t think 5k would buy the paint on the 66 Tempest, let alone the disk brakes conversion. Friend that looked at it wanted me to go in half. But I can’t drive all the cars I already have, don’t think I need another. Lol

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Wish I had room for the 66.
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This is an engine barn find. The machine shop I use has built a new engine for a 67 GTO and the owner wants to sell the old engine. Stored in there garage...built around 2013-2014

Sooo tempting....why is it we find stuff like this when we aren’t looking???? :roll:
75-76 500557 block, line honed, surfaced, 3.75” rotating assemble balanced, .030 Icon flat tops, stock recons rods, arp bolts, E heads, e rpm intake, 60 psi pump, Harlan sharp 1.5s, comp thumper HR cam and lifters Wheel dyno 342 hp with ra manifolds, which would be just guessing 410-420 hp @ flywheel. He wants $3000. The engine runs. It was pulled to do a stroker.

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Probably not a bad deal. E-heads are going for $1800-2000 used?

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I'd buy that 64 in a heartbeat at that price if it was closer. Stuff a drivetrain in and just drive it as is.
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If the heads are worth 1800-2000 the short block should have an easy $1000 worth of parts inside. Harlan sharp rockers and the rpm intake probably is getting close to half of that value.

It has 72 cc heads round ports. The compression is 10.8, it was ran on 91 octane. I think the cam is the 291/311, 235/249 .050 .522/.505 107lsa, compcams HR and comp hr lifters.

I bet the ram air manifold were really holding it back on the dyno. A nice set of nice headers would likely add 30-40 hp over the ra manifolds with that thumper cam.

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Well, so far, there is a 67 gto, 66 tempest, and a 64 on here. I don’t want to leave out the 65’s. This is on Facebook market place in Jefferson,MO. Runs (326) and drives. Old paint job had imperfection like a lot of my cars. Listed for $8500. I love this body style!
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My closest thing to a 'barn find'.

I've always been a big fan of the '63 Pontiac LeMans as a race car. One of my favorites was Mike Cooper's early steel bodied LeMans drag car, prior to his Pro Mod version. I fell in love with it at the Pontiac Uprising at Arkansas City, KS when we used to attend the races there. So my son and I started on a journey to build one like it. Not a 'barn find' but I did locate one in New Mexico. It was original and still running with the all original engine and drivetrain. And the body was in good shape. I went ahead and bought the car. But later after taking a hard look at the money involved to build it into a solid race car we decided to drop the project and I sold it. Later instead I got involved in putting my old 450cid engine in a friends '78 Ford Fairmont.

I thought of it as my '63 LaMans :)  

The engine installed in that car here:
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Those 63’s do make awesome looking drag cars, also isn’t an easy year to find :shock:
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