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$266,000 63 Pontiac Tempest. NO MOTOR, NO TRANS!!!

By tamatt79

A derelict drag car without engine or transmission has turned out to be one of the original six Pontiac Factory Super Duty Tempest coupes, and it fetched a surprising $226,521.63 when the 9-day eBay sale ended on November 9.

The seller bought the Harrison, Michigan car after the owner died, and bidding opened at a mere $500. Questions from buyers - there were 71 bids in all - determined that the car had plastic windows, a race track plaque on the dash and a heavy duty rear suspension with long rods to the front of the cabin.

Research indicates it appears to be the missing Stan Antlocer racer, which was the fastest car in its class in 1963. Midway through the sale, the seller turned down an offer of $160,000 because he was worried about negative feedback, and it looked like an expensive decision when bidding stalled at $95,000 with under seven minutes to go. But a furious rally began, and $125,000 later the gavel fell at more than $226,000.


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HUBBYJAMES’s Profile Photo
Nov 20, 2008 at 1:13 pm
dragon_chick_99’s Profile Photo
Nov 16, 2008 at 3:52 pm
that is amzing!
superduty455’s Profile Photo
Nov 15, 2008 at 11:21 am
Talk about an incredible find. Maybe the car can be reunited with its original aluminum frontend. When I first saw the photo, the first thing I recognized is that the car did not have the aluminum frontend. Look at all the evidence of rust.

If you check out Pete mcCarthy's book, this cars frontend was recovered sometime ago.

It is a great find. Maybe the car will be restored for others to appreciate.

My father raced several Super Duty cars in the 70's. One was an aluminum frontend equipped Tempest. It was a car fitted with the frontend.

Out of the six SD coupes, 5 were Lemans and the test car was a Tempest. Bill Blair of North Carolina owns the mule car.

We still have all the makings to build a '63 SD engine (block, heads, crank, etc.). I planned to install in my '63 street Tempest once I finish restoring it.

Again, great Pontiac find.
loafer33’s Profile Photo
Nov 15, 2008 at 9:09 am
spending that much is not an option here,,but, if money was no object,,,,,lol
PonchoMan’s Profile Photo
Nov 14, 2008 at 10:12 pm
The buyer lives just off 127 north of Clare, MI. I wonder what it would be worth if it could be reunited with the SD engine and the original transmission...
Gettysburg70ta’s Profile Photo
Nov 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm
It's definitely a historic piece of Pontiac history, but over $200K.....i don't know if it is worth that much! (esp. when an important piece, like say a super duty motor, is missing) I heard that Scott Tiemann is going to do the restoration, which by the time its done will probably put this in the $500k range!
67Fbird’s Profile Photo
Nov 14, 2008 at 9:47 pm
Now that is what you call Pontiac Excitement
Nightmare388’s Profile Photo
Nov 14, 2008 at 8:56 pm
Somebody has way to much money...
68firebird’s Profile Photo
Nov 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm
speedinta’s Profile Photo
Nov 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm
Did I read that right??

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