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12/6/11 8:03am - Original Message: 'Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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I struggled with what forum category to put this in.  Hope this one works.
 
The Coupe prototype of the Pontiac Banshee is up for sale on e-bay.  GM had ordered this car destroyed, but an employee convinced them to sell it to him.  Lucky guy!
 
I don't know though.  For $3/4M, I think I'd want at least an FM radio!
 
 
A cool looking car.  I can see why GM didn't want it released in fear of it hurting Vette sales


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12/6/11 10:35am - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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76, L48, 4spd & 09, LS3, 6spd

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I thought this car looked familiar - it's made the rounds.
 
 
Shold be fun to watch what happens this time - thanks


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12/6/11 2:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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looks like the opel GT

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12/6/11 5:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

Joined: 12/4/2002
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That buggy belongs in a museum for sure!!!!!

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12/6/11 6:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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Sure see a lot of C3 Vette in that design - 4 YEARS before the Shark arrived...!!!

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12/6/11 8:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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And the Mako Shark II didn't come out until '65 if I recall.  The Banshee is listed as a '64

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12/6/11 10:43pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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That sure does bear a striking resemblence to our C3s! Now you know they never throw away good designs!
 
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12/7/11 12:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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A head of it's time. I don't care for the wheel openings and the greiil/bumper. Chevy stole the design basics, but improved on it.

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12/7/11 1:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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sonoma, CA - USA

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72 LT-1 AC coupe,69 l-36 coupe

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In 72 my wife bought a used 68 firebird and under the hood was the very same overhead cam 6 cylinder motor you see in the Banchee, it went pertty good for what it was.



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12/7/11 2:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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SOMEbody been smokin th'whacky terbacky!(or, considering DeLorean was involved, maybe doin some snow ski-in!)Stern Smile
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Ain't got nuttin to do with Corvette, other than being a GM project...and it DOES look more like an Opel GT to me too.
It's a neat bit of Pontiac/GM history, but....$750 thou? Really? I guess ya have to be a Poncho fan to like it that much.


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12/7/11 11:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Bladenboro, NC - USA

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1972 conv., sunfire yellow, blk interior, blk vinyl and convertible top. Off frame restoration with American Speed 383 stroker engine producing 500hp plus a 200hp NOS system. MSD ignition. Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust.

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I loved that overhead cam six cylinder. I ordered a 66 Tempest convertible with the sprint package which included that engine with a 4 barrel carb. Don't remember the exact HP but know it was over 200. I do remember well that it would kill the 289 Mustangs on the drag strip.

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12/8/11 10:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Let us not forget what Delorean did for the muscle cars GTO, Firebird, GrandPrix.  Then there are the Vega and DMC-12.  With the DMC-12 and ego doing him in.  But without the ego he would not have achieved what he did. 
 
It does look like the shark is a copy of his product!  Could it be he is the real father of the basic design?


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12/9/11 1:44am - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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I see design elements for the future Corvette, Firebird, Toronado, and Opel GT.


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12/9/11 2:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Pontiac Banshee Coupe (1 of 1) for Sale!'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Gald I got a C3 tucked in the geeerage and not a Banshee....Wink

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