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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. 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.

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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…