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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “red”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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piaboy

M–50
Long Beach, California
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

1964 Pontiac Grand Prix

“red”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
 

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About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..

About “red”

Now this picturce does do this car justice. None of those pics the dealer took where any good proper lighting is the most improtant thing

 

Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's

Specs for “red”

Unrestored 2 OWNER! 1964 Grand Prix 389ci MATCHING NUMBERS!! auto trans, orig interior, orig window sticker, invoice,protecto-plate POP and sales jacket, this car was not bought new from a Pontiac dealer it was bought new directly from Pontiac in Michigan through the factory retail sales showroom!! There is a interesting story here so read on!!

Bought new on July 7th 1964 by Mr Aurther E. Stoller of Bellevue Washington while on vacation in Michigan over the 4th of July holiday that year, Car was then driven to the west coast at the end of there vaction from where it has remained all these years. Mr Stoller relocated down to Califorina in the late 60's and the car remained here is Southern Calif its entire life. SOLID ORIG FLOORS, CLEAN AND DRY!! original interior, carpet headliner etc and show well for a car of this age. Car recieved one repaint in the 80's and shows outstandingly well. Original color of Grenadeer red which is quite rare for a Grand Prix I have only seen 2 others myself in the past 40yrs. Car has been serviced and detailed, new tires, rebuilt Hydra-Matic transmission, new mufflers, all orig chrome and trim, it drives like new. with its odd history it make this one rare indian!!



Picking up where the Pontiac Ventura model left off, the Grand Prix first appeared in the Pontiac line for 1962. It was essentially a standard Pontiac Catalina coupe with minimal outside chrome trim and a sportier interior (bucket seats and a center console. The performance-minded John De Lorean, head of Advanced Engineering at Pontiac, contributed greatly to the development of both the Grand Prix and the GTO. Early models had full access to the Pontiac performance option list, including the factory-race Super Duty 421 powertrain installed in a handful of 1962 and 1963 cars.

 

Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- TCS / ABS
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C

Factory Options for “red”

the grand ptix was basically a catalna cope devoid of any ectra chrome. bucket seats floor shift console vacum mounted gauge full deluxe wheel covers where standard on the grand prix. this car has PS PB am radio automatic trans vacum remote trunk release and best of all limted slip.............sold going to land down under

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “red”

had to have the dash repaired and replaced rear parcel shelf they where toast and ugly. put some new tires,shocks,ac delco plugs...........

 

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Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for red
21 14 49

 

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