I have owned over 25 classic cars and this one by far is the toughest one for me to sell! I’ve had 4 speed big block chevelle’s , olds 442’s , a few pontiacs, some mopars and they have all been fun but none of them could match the performance and reliablity and MPG of this car .
Under the hood of this Ventura is a professionally installed and tuned 1997 350 Lt1 with a t56 6 speed manual trans . The 350 LT1 is light on the front end (small block aluminum intake and aluminum heads) makes car nimble and fun around the turns . The 4 speed cars where fun that i have owned but this 6 speed manual Ventura is Awesome in comparison . Fuel injection and 6 speed along with light weight make this a honest 27 mpg highway car ! How do you beat that at $4.50 a gallon????? you can still have fun and not go broke like the old big 4 barrel muscle cars 8-10mpg.
This is a 1972 Pontiac ventura similar to a 1969 70 71 or 72 nova . sweet classic styling without the big bulk of mid 1970’s cars.
The Ventura came from Virginia and has a very very solid body and under body . Frame rails are super nice and rust or scale free front to back . Front fenders core support , hood , doors , rockers , floors , are super solid with original body seams . The rear quarters have had some replacement patch panel work on them . (any rust was cut out and new patch metal welded in ) . The car is very solid for its age and straight but needs to be body worked and repainted . The previous owner said he was not a body guy or paint guy but wanted to preserve the steel by giving the car a 20 footer paint job (now that economy paint job is flaking off ).
The car has a awesome driveline :- 1997 aluminum head Z28 camaro engine with matching T56 manual transmission and 8.5 rearend with 3.73 gears and new posi unit . The engine had 70k miles when pulled from z28 and runs like a top , trans shifts perfect and clutch is great . new aluminum radiator , new painless wiring harness and professional install of driveline . $12,000 invested in the driveline upgrade with the cost of the driveline . nice mild sounding flowmaster dual exhaust front to back
complete interior redone , black bucket seats ,floor sound deadener , carpet , console , door panels , dash and headliner .
new brakes and and shocks all the way around with new emergency brake cables . new pontiac ralley wheels and good bfg tires .
solid 1974 gto shaker hood with original shaker ontop . looks great .and “””really shakes “”
I took it to the quarter mile once and without even trying or beating on it I was able to run a mid 13 second run at 112mph.
Quick story : On the highway you always have people testing you , thinking that its a regular old pontiac 350 2 barrel car and a turbo 350 automatic car —— I laugh when i put the pedal down in 5th gear and i laugh even harder when i go to 6th gear and modern cars that are testing you get lost in the rear view mirror .
NO ITS not the greatest , not the fastest , not the most rare , but Bottom line is that its a awesome little super fun car for the money that i’m asking . you’ll never find this much fun and performance for any cheaper .
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Location: Cuba, New York, United States