Lot #5030 - This gorgeous 1960 Pontiac Ventura has received a full frame-off and professionally done restoration in 2010. The car came with the 389/348hp Tri-Power engine and has been carefully restored to as new condition. The frame-off restoration was performed by well-known Midwest restorer Rick Vandlerberghe of Ric's Restorations and the engine was done by Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties. Once completed, this car has only accumulated enough miles to make sure that everything works properly or going to Pontiac car shows. The car was completely disassembled and stripped to bare metal. The frame was removed and the entire drivetrain was rebuilt. The body of this vehicle was gone over from front to back and the body fit is laser-straight. Once the body was prepared, it was given a fresh coat of the correct Starlight Black, using the best modern DuPont base coat/clear coat paint. The frame was also stripped and all chassis components were replaced and refinished in the correct original factory finishes. While the engine was out of the car, it was sent out to Scott Tiemann at Supercar Specialties and completely rebuilt. The 389cid engine block was honed and new pistons, rings and bearings installed. The crank was checked and lightly refinished. The cylinder heads were checked and given a three angle valve job, along with new valves and valve springs. Everything was reassembled and the entire engine assembly was given a coat of the correct Pontiac blue engine paint. No stone was left unturned and the interior was completely redone with nothing but the best of correct materials. All instruments and gauges were checked for operation and repaired or replaced, if necessary. All wire harnesses were replaced with new. The restoration on this Ventura is 100% factory correct, right down to the correct T-3 headlamps and original style white wall tires. Since completion the Ventura has received numerous prestigious awards including, First in Class at the 2010 Concours d'Elegance at Meadowbrook, the Gold Award at the 2010 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Best Sedan at the Ames Tri-Power Nationals and Top Gold Award at the 2011 Pontiac Oakland Club National Convention. This is a top notch car that has been meticulously restored and maintained.
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