Parked at the curb, this dazzling GTO was glowing under the bright summer sun. Outstanding condition, color and model (and wheels).
Update: the owner of this exquisite 1967 Pontiac GTO, Jason Napolski, spotted his car on our facebook page, and sent us this message: “Thanks for posting, I am the owner, some under the hood photos for all to enjoy, Thanks for looking!” It’s his engine picture below.
Its fun to get messages from owners of cars that I’ve posted, and, so far, they all seem pleased.
The aluminum body of this very rare car was built in Argentina on a French Rolland-Pilain chassis with a 4-litre 8-cylinder Continental inline engine, 4-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and an all aluminum “Ridge Baquet” racer body. This barn find was for sale at Motoreum in NW Austin.
This Idaho 1956 DeSoto Fireflite 4-Door sedan is powered by a 291ci Hemi V8 making 185 hp, propelling its 4000 lbs to 60 mph in ten seconds, topping out at about 105 mph and getting 12 mpg in everyday driving.
I was on my way to Washington State and got a number of excellent pics in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. Generally, I avoid the superhighways as much as I can, preferring to go through the center of the small towns and down the two lane highways. My satellite navigation allows me to select those back roads and still get to where I want to go.