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Channing Spencer
01-02-2016, 06:46 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/5380546976.html

Does this, 'build excitement', or not?

"DON'T NEED TO SELL, BUT GOING THORUGH CAREER CHANGES AND DECIDED TO LET GO OF SOME STUFF. RIGHT NOW IT IS USED FOR STORING MY VINTAGE PATIO FURNITURE FOR THE WINTER. STORED UP FOR THE WINTER SO NO TEST DRIVES....YOU BRING CASH I WILL GET IT OUT AND WE WILL GO FROM THERE. LOWBALL OFFERS WILL BE IGNORED. NO TRADES!

THIS IS A RUNNING AND DRIVING HEARSE THAT NEEDS TOTAL COSMETIC RESTORATION. I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR SINCE 1998, BEEN OUTSIDE STORED AND USED YEAR AROUND EVER SINCE. PONTIAC GUY MY WHOLE LIFE AND THAT'S WHY I OWN IT.

455 4BRL, WAS A 2BRL W/POINTS, BUT REPLACED WITH A NUMBERS MATCHING 71 CARB/INTAKE, AND THEN ADDED HEI. 70,432 ORIGINAL MILES. JUST DID A OIL CHANGE 5/21/15. TRANS IS FINE W/NO MAJOR LEAKS. ALWAYS STARTS RIGHT UP, CHOKE SETS AND WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WAS REBUILT BACK IN 2004, WHICH INCLUDED NEW FRONT SRPINGS AND NEW REAR AIR SHOCKS. PROBABLY LESS THAN 2000 HAVE BEEN PUT ON THIS SINCE THEN. WHEELS ARE 15X6 FRONT AND 15X7 REAR RALLY WHEELS. TIRES ARE OLDER BUT IN VERY GOOD SHAPE!

A/C WORKS, AND I REPLACED THE EVAP AND RE-O-RINGED SYSTEM, STILL IS A SLIGHT LEAK THAT DRAINS A LITTLE OVER THE WINTER, I WILL TOP IT OFF AND IT WILL WORK THROUGH THE WARM WEATHER.

I ADDED THE BLACK BENCH SEAT OUT OF A 73 BONNEVILLE AND THE SPORT STEERING WHEEL FROM A 78 SJ GP. HAS A NEWER WORKING (LATE 70'S) DELCO AM/FM. I ADDED HE SIREN/MICROPHONE SETUP AND THAT WORKS. I ADDED A RALLY GAUGE CLUSTER BUT CAN'T GET THE TEMP GAUGE TO WORK. HAS THE FACTORY RUBBER MAT, NO TILT, CLEAN DASH, & F/R A/C. I HAVE NO CASKET STOPS FOR REAR AREA. THE REAR HEATER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED YEARS AGO.

THE BODY. IT NEEDS TOTAL RESTO. ROOF ABOVE WINDSHIELD IS GONE AND LEAKS, 1/4 NEED WORK, BOTTOM OF FENDERS NEED WORK (71-2 CATALINA ARE THE SAME), DOORS WILL NEED WORK IN SPOTS, FLOORS OVERALL ARE SOLID, THANKS TO THE FRONT RUBBER MAT! WILL NEED A NEW TOP WHEN ROOF REPAIRS ARE DONE. GLASS IS GOOD, AND ALL WINDOWS THAT ROLL DOWN CAN AND FUNCTION WELL. I HAVE A SPARE HOOD, FRONT BUMPER, NOS HEADER PANEL, T-LITES, AND A FEW SMALLS TO INCLUDE WITH THE CAR. THIS CAR WAS ORIGINALLY A GOLD CAR, THE ONLY ONE PAINTED GOLD IN 71, AND WAS USED ON THE 72 PROMO AD FACING AWAY FROM PIC.

ONLY THING MECHANICALLY WRONG IS THE CENTER DRIVESHAFT BEARING WILL NEED REPLACING SOON. I GREASED THE HELL OUT OF IT AND IT WILL BE FINE FOR MONTHS. PART IS AVAILABLE THROUGH A DRIVESHAFT REBUILDER. DRIVES/STOPS NO ISSUES. GOOD ACCELERATION TOO. I THINK IT HAS A 3.23 OPEN REAREND.

I ONLY USE THE CAR A FEW TIMES A YEAR, SO I AM SEEING WHAT INTEREST THERE IS. THIS IS NOT A BEAT DOWN HEARSE. JUST A RUN DOWN FROM AGE HEARSE, LOL. IT IS QUITE RARE SO I FEEL I AM RESONABLE IN MY ASKING PRICE. I HAVE THE COMPLETE MAINT. LOGS/RECPTS, MANUALS, SOME LITERATURE TO INCLUDE WITH THE DEAL. IT'S NOT COSTING ME ANYTHING REALLY TO KEEP AROUND, BUT WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT GET RESTORED, BECUASE I WILL NEVER DO IT. RIGHT NOW IT IS USED FOR STORING MY VINTAGE PATIO FURNITURE FOR THE WINTER. STORED UP FOR THE WINTER SO NO TEST DRIVES....YOU BRING CASH I WILL GET IT OUT AND WE WILL GO FROM THERE. LOWBALL OFFERS WILL BE IGNORED. THANKS FOR READING!"

Steve Loftin
01-02-2016, 09:01 PM
My opinion of sellers that are too lazy to take junk out of their car for photos:

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That said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I71cY9Ysy5U

That is all.

Kurt Arends
01-02-2016, 09:33 PM
Love the gold interior! Since the quarters are so rotted out, this would be a good time to cut the Catalina quarters off and graft Bonneville quarter panels onto it!!

Channing Spencer
01-02-2016, 10:01 PM
[QUOTE=Steve Loftin;841906065]My opinion of sellers that are too lazy to take junk out of their car for photos:

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I could not agree more! :)

Keith Snyder
01-03-2016, 11:01 AM
"1-22 made." Where in the world do these people get their numbers? There were, in fact, 153 long-wheelbase Superior-Pontiacs built in 1971- and that's long wheelbase cars only. There were an addfitional 41 Consorts delivered in 1971. This makes a total of 294 Pontiac professional cars built by Superior in 1971 and all of them were powered by the 455 engine. Of the 153 long wheelbase cars, 29 were combination cars like this (an additional 37 were hearses and 87 were aambulances). This one appears to have been fitted with the extremely rare "Baronet" exterior appearance option - the large chrome shield on the rear quarter sail panels. And, I agree, the least the seller could do would be to clean out the car before photographing it. Some decent exterior shots would also be helpful.

Channing Spencer
01-03-2016, 04:01 PM
"1-22 made."....builds excitement!!!;)

John Royark JR
01-06-2016, 05:56 PM
This shows up a couple times a year for the last several years. Pretty much same pix too.
Darlene Danials owned it many years ago, and If I remember the year right it was at the 98 PCS International.