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Famed Pontiac Adman Jim Wangers’ cars offered by Mecum


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Cars owned by the Godfather of the GTO, Jim Wangers, are going up for auction at Mecum in Indianapolis May 14-19, 2019

https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/04/16/pontiac-adman-jim-wangers-mecum-auction/

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Did not know about the Ponte-Carlo, that's pretty interesting:

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Another piece of Wangers history is the 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, nicknamed the Ponte Carlo because of the NHRA-certified Pontiac 467cid V8 that resides under its hood.  The engine was built by Duncan Michaels, a contract engineer for GM.

“This car represents the Jim Wangers counter-culture theme of mixing Pontiac and Chevrolet equipment to produce an astounding racing machine,” the Mecum catalog says. “Wangers was so proud of this car that his autograph remains imprinted on the dashboard.

“Having begun its life as a street racer, the Ponte Carlo is a legend amongst the San Diego street-racing scene as well as the Pontiac hobbyist community.”

 

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After leaving the ad business and Pontiac, Jim owned his own Chevrolet dealership for a few years in Wisconsin. It's detailed in his book...

 

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Oh boy the way - there's the late Eric White's GTO on the cover. Damn I still miss Eric.

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