Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Car Of The Week

Spotted this great 60's muscle car at Jo's Diner a few days back.
A 1969 Pontiac GTO owned by Rez resident Butch Matherne.

The average male who sits behind the wheel of one of these asphalt ripping beauties will feel his testosterone level surge by a factor of 10.  The standard engine was a 400 cubic inch 350 horsepower monster.

A new one would have set you back about $3200 in 1969.  To buy the car today would take about 10 times that much.

If you had been watching TV in 1969, Laugh-In or Bonanza maybe, and a commercial popped up this is what you might have seen.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't believe you would have seen a Pontiac commercial during an episode of Bonanza as it was sponsored by Chevrolet.
But Pontiac was known for their "tuff" front bumpers, remember people taking turns with sledge hammers hit the front bumper?
Talking about Bonanza, recently, many of "Hoss's" (Dan Blocker) Chevrolet collection went across the auction block.