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64 Catalina – Marsh

This 64 Catalina is owned by Dan Marsh.

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We will have to wait for full information on this car since Dan is currently on his way to a few shows. I know the car came from DAPA, if you will. One of their members owned the car before Dan got a hold of it. I think it’s kind of nice, keeping it in the family, if you will.

70 GTO – Ward

This 70 GTO is owned by Dan Ward

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Gorgeous Red-On-Red GTO documented by the Pontiac Historical Association. A 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible purchased through Motor Car Classics of Long Island, New York in April 2017. Sold new at Giddens Pontiac in Bedford, Indiana. Equipment includes the 400-4V engine with Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission w/Hurst shifter, power steering, power disc brakes, Black power convertible top, bucket seats, console, Rally II wheels with raised letter Firestone G70-14 “Wide Oval” bias-ply tires, and Judge package added. A former “Show Car” that went through a complete frame-on restoration 25 years ago and is slowly being restored to its former condition. Dan’s previous GTO was also a Convertible (1969 w/400-4V, Silver w/Black Top, and Auto-Transmission, owned from 1969 to 1977).

54 Star Chief Deluxe – Marsh

This 54 Star Chief Deluxe is owned by Dan Marsh.

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The car originally came from Illinois where the second owner, a retired Air Force officer, who now resides in Moore purchased the car from the original owner in about 2003.  The car now has 59,300 miles on it.  When I first looked at the car it was obvious it had been well cared for all its life.  Although it is a work in progress, I did manage to win a second place trophy in the Best GM class at the Mufflers On Main in Blanchard last weekend.  I am enjoying the car.

07 Solstice – Hutson

This 07 Solstice is owned by Charlie and Alice Hutson.

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They acquired this 2007 Pontiac Solstice about 5 years ago. They are the second owners. It is a 5 speed manual, cruise control, air & power. The grey color is called Sly as in sly the old grey fox. They love the little car. It’s a BLAST to drive, but it’s a struggle to get in and out of. Just goes to show that you don’t need a “classic” Pontiac to be in this club.

53 Chieftain Deluxe – Marsh

This 53 Chieftain Deluxe is owned by Dan Marsh.

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Dan purchased this Pontiac(Model # 2511WD) in March 2014 from a dealer in Maine. He knew a car museum owner who had placed this car in his museum in 1984. The museum owner had had the original colors of White and Marathon Gray (Dark Metallic) repainted the current red and black top. This car has 60,000 miles on it currently. It also is equipped with a straight eight and Hydramatic transmission. The transmission on this car will need to be overhauled as will the engine. It runs and can be driven if needed. It suffers from “Korean” chrome as do most cars of this vintage and I am looking for NOS chrome or will have the current pieces re-chromed if I am unable to locate NOS pieces. I am looking forward to talking with other association members about these vintage Pontiac’s and sharing our experiences.

52 Catalina – Marsh

This 52 Catalina is owned by Dan Marsh.

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Dan purchased this Pontiac(Model # 2537 SD) in January 2014 from an Early Times Chapter member in Wyoming. He had owned the car since 1991. With the car came the original keys with Chief Pontiac on the head of each key and the original leather key fob with the original dealers name and location in Junction City, Oregon. The car has 75,000 miles on it currently. The straight eight engine as near as he can tell is original to the car. It is equipped with a Hydramatic transmission, which he just had totally rebuilt here in Oklahoma City. The previous owner also had the leather upholstery redone. The chrome on this car has also been redone or replaced with NOS at some time in the past. Current issues I am tackling include figuring out why the new starter solenoid has not cured the starting issue I have with the car. It also has a miss at certain speeds and I am starting to investigate that as well. Like many who collect Pontiac’s, I grew up with them. My father owned several through the years, including a 49, 52, 55 and 62. Dan enjoys talking to fellow Pontiac owners and realize there is a lot to learn about these cars from fellow owners.

65 Bonneville – Folks

This 1965 Bonneville is owned by Ron and Maxie Folks.

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They purchased it in 1976 in California from his father. He purchased it in 1968 from my brother, the original owner. He purchased it somewhere in Florida in 1965. We drove the car until 1987 when the motor started smoking like an old diesel tractor. Put into storage until 2008. brought home to restore.

Maybe we can get some pics as the restore process takes place?

81 Grand Prix – Folks

This 81 Grand Prix is owned by Ron and Maxie Folks.

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This 1981 Grand Prix was purchased in 2011 from his sister-in law after his brother passed away. He purchased it new in 1981 in San Antonio, TX. The car runs and drives like the great Pontiac it is. The August 2014 issue of Smoke signals has it on page 27, looking shined up. Here it sits on the trailer:

Ron would like to say, not everyone drives Goats…

79 Trans Am – Dutton

This 79 Trans Am is owned by Jim Dutton

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Jim has owned since 1985(he is the third owner) was a daily driver till approximately 1996. The car was driven rarely, just enough to keep things working until 2015. The Cragar wheels have been removed and replaced with factory wheels. The clock shows over 250,000 miles and Jim knows it’s correct because he bought it just before 100,000 miles. These are original motor miles. It’s been a great car over the years. It is exciting to be in process of restoration and more time driving.

67 GTO – Keyes

This 67 GTO belongs to Chris Keyes.

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Chris has made several significant changes to his GTO since his first three posted pictures back in early 2016. He replaced the stock 15 X 7 Rally II’s with 17X 8 American Racing rims and 220/50R17 tires. He also put Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners and converted back to a manual brake system. However, after just a couple of months he was not real happy with the manual brake system. So, he installed a HydroBoost brake system that taps into the hydraulic pressure from the power steering system. Works like a charm! He finally gave up on the factory air and replaced it with a Vintage Air system. Well worth the time, effort, and money spent. To the extent possible, he has replaced all the lights with LED. Brighter and easier to see. He will probable go with LED headlight next. With these older classic cars it is a never ending project!

65 Lemans – Monsey

This 64 Lemans is owned by Lori Monsey

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She purchased the summer of 1965, She bought it brand new from Chick Coker Pontiac just a couple of months after she started working for IBM at age 19. She traded in a 1960 Catalina convertible for it. It sat under a carport for around 30 years. Then a few years ago, Marco Janet restored it for her.

Central Oklahoma Pontiac Association

pontiac, COPA, central Oklahoma Pontiac AssociationThe Central Oklahoma Pontiac Association(COPA) is for Pontiac owners, or prior owners, or people with a Pontiac passion across the state of Oklahoma to share pictures of their cars and to share info about experience’s with their cars. This is an awesome place for Pontiac owners/enthusiasts to ask question about their cars. It’s also a great place for you to meet/make new friends and let everyone know about car shows, car cruise’s and other cool events. Our site is always a work in process as we add exciting ideas and more information. You can also visit our Facebook page to see more information, more pictures and connect with us socially. If you have ideas for information that should be here, let us know.

You will find the members of this club are very passionate about their cars and driving them. Most of us have owned our cars for years and most have put numerous hours of labor into restoring them. A lot of us have done our own repairs and we love to share the knowledge we have come across over the years.