What, you thought fast Pontiacs just consisted of the Firebird, Trans Am and GTO? Think again.
Under its long hood sits a 421 cubic-inch Super Duty V8 engine with two Carter four-barrel carburetors, a Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission, independent rear suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The SD 421 engine is claimed to produce 405 hp but most people agree that it’s severely under-rated.
If you’re in the market for a stock Ventura than this one unfortunately isn’t for you. Although the SD 421 engine option was offered stock from the factory engine, this car was not equipped as such.
It was treated to a frame-off restoration in the late 80’s or early 90’s and in went the Super Duty engine, along with the T10 four-speed and a 4.1:10 Safe-T-Track rear-end. The color combination was also changed to black over a green interior at the time.
The seller assures us that, while the vehicle didn’t come off the factory floor in its current state, the restorers took pain-staking measures to ensure it is now in a factory correct state.
The car will be auctioned without reserve on May, 2 and the auction house expects it to fetch anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000.
Good luck, auction hunter.