Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

wtjosaas' 1970 Firebird

2018 July
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.

Frosty

Jim Wanger's Signatire Edition GTO Project Car For Sale on eBay

Recommended Posts

I stumbled across this beauty. If you recall a few years ago, a company called Big 3 Performance was selected to build modernized edition of the '69 Pontiac GTO Judge called the Jim Wanger's Signature Series. Jim was very involved in the design and details of this car since it bares his name - after all, he is the God Father of the GTO. One car was produced and two other more were started. After the first prototype was produced to rave automotive reviews, the company folded mysteriously.



Well one of the two other cars is now on eBay for sale. Check it out. It would be an awesome car to complete, if you have the time and money.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-Pontiac-GTO-project-vehicle-/261226221019?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3cd24bcddb#ht_2630wt_1165


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Yea...about the $$$ part. LOL


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Especially the $$$ part.



Still, a lot of car for $25k in my book. A Butler 500 Poncho motor. A real GTO Judge, Wanger Signature edition wheels. roll cage. coil overs, rack and pinion steering, just price all that stuff out individually.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I found out that they had bought a RUST FREE 69 Tempest OHC car to use on the 1st build ,


I immediately called the Camming commission to have a stop order filed :D



388.jpg


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I stand corrected.



So what did the Camming Commision say? The car has a Bulter motor in it now. The OHC is outta' there. :lol2:


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeebus that's a lot of top end stuff!

Sent from my mind using telekinesis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never trust a guy who has more hair now then when he was 30 ;)



It took some time but I did dig up the story with the OHC Tempest. I do however have to correct my memory the OHC car was used on the "Race" clone.


Cool cars but "I" will never honor a murdered Cammer! :D



Heres the story...


http://www.highperformancepontiac.com/tech/hppp_1007_wangers_edition_69_gto_buildup/viewall.html


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Big 3 Performance built Jim Wanger Edition cars were suppose to be made in the same "continuation" theme as the new Mr. Norm and Baldwin-Motion cars that were coming out. I suppose you could add the Burt Reynolds Edition Trans Ams from YearOne and the Eleanor cars from the now defunct Unique Performance to the list as well. Sadly, only the prototype was ever built and no one seems to know why Big 3 Performance went belly up.



...and no jokes about Jim's hair....in front of the children. Its not nice! :lol2:


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bidding window ended this morning. No one bid on this car. No takers at the $25,000 reserve price.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm getting ready to sell a Jim Wangers signature GTO for less then that ;)



3.jpg


4.jpg


8.jpg


N.jpg



:D


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice - who's the other signature or writing I see in the lower left of the picture SPRINT6?


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

M.jpg


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AH....there is not picture there bud. Can you fix the link?


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll Justa look at the 67 some more. Nice ride!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry about that didn't realize I dropped them when I was setting up the slide show for the GTO :o


http://s412.photobucket.com/user/SPRINT-6/slideshow/RED




N.jpg


M.jpg


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, don't see that everyday. Waay cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry about that didn't realize I dropped them when I was setting up the slide show for the GTO :o

http://s412.photobucket.com/user/SPRINT-6/slideshow/RED

N.jpg

M.jpg

Uncle Milty !!!!!

Way, way cool!!!! Did he give you any advice on how to tweak it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the issues of High Performance Pontiac highlighting this car. So awesome.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to either find the HPP link or scan the article and post it here. It was an awesome car. I would love to know the story why this company went bankrupt either building this car or shortly there after. It has been a really quiet story - unlike the old Unique Performance in Texas, where the feds shut them down.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to either find the HPP link or scan the article and post it here. It was an awesome car. I would love to know the story why this company went bankrupt either building this car or shortly there after. It has been a really quiet story - unlike the old Unique Performance in Texas, where the feds shut them down.

:agreed:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it's finished

yes, this thread is over a year old ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.