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Pontiac's First Muscle Car

Dual Quad Poncho

At the 2009 POCI meet after 30 years in storage some brake work and 1400 miles of fun to the "run". Of two hundred odd built less than a dozen remain.

316 Cubic inch 285 Horsepower Strato Streak V8

Without the fat boy, me

Even High Performance Pontiac took its picture...they just didn't know what it was

The dash...

Really after sitting for 30 years it was not all that horrible, underhood..... the outside and the GLASS was entirely another issue

The big generator pulley coupled to the prompt upshifts of the hydramatic left the battery constantly undercharged. The original owner brought it in to be repaired. I said I could fix it for free....just sell it to me! YAY! He did the summer of 1975....I am the second owner.

Clipped from a dealer option book......woo hoo pretty spendy ponies......


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Stonega41 on Apr 27, 2011 said:

Very, very nice. Have only seen 2 of these and the first was at Pontiac dealership 35 years ago.

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Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 said:

My first car was one of these rare Ponchos. Bought it used in 1958. Had no idea back than just how rare it was. Chevy had a dual quad 270 h.p. am I remembering right that the Pontiac was 280? That car suprised a lot of other racers. Mine was a stick, did they build any with automatic? Thanks for the memories. Mike Cassidy

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Anonymous on May 25, 2011 said:

Nice, Nice, NICE !!

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Anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 said:

I wish I had a 57 Bonneville they built 1500 all fuel injected came in silver , red and blue I won a bet on this because most people think bon bons were built 58 on.

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57timemachine on Nov 1, 2020 said:

I love that beauty of yours. I never knew they came with dual quads. Real super sweet. Cheers.

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Mario on Jun 27, 2022 said:

What a great looking 56 Pontiac you have Jeff. It was surely Pontiac's first muscle car with lots of HP and a hot V8. Dual quads are a real surprise. Mario

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