Pontiac Ventura Bubble Top

1961 Pontiac Other

Make: Pontiac
Model: Other
Type: Coupe
Trim: 2 door coupe
Year: 1961
Mileage: 47,155
VIN: 561P7892
Color: Beige
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Roto Hydra Matic 3 speed (automatic)
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan/Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Burlingame, California, United States
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I am selling this car for a close friend who purchased the car several years ago from another party who purchased the car from his close friend in Texas who restored it. The floor boards. trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and the car has no indication of any accidents - always garaged since new! This 1961 Pontiac Ventura 2 door Sports coupe 'Bubble Top' in original factory 'Fernando Beige' (Code R) color paint with a 389cid/318HP 3x2bbl V8 engine with factory options including: automatic transmission. Safe–T-Track rear end. power steering. power brakes. back-up lights. deluxe steering wheel. outstanding and original Tri-Tone 'Fawn' (Trim Code 227) 'Jeweltone Morrokide' interior. original Pontiac radio. original and desirable factory option wide 8 lug Pontiac aluminum rims that combined wheel hub and brake drum and with period correct tires and dual exhausts. This particular 1961 Pontiac Ventura 389 Tri-Power Bubble Top is a complete restoration on a rust free and always garaged Texas car but was completed 5 to 7 years ago. The car received a total engine and transmission overhaul. It received a new master cylinder. wheel cylinders. new brake lines. belts. hoses and cables. It also has a new exhaust system. starter. water pump. fuel pump. battery. tires. weather strips. glass channels. windshield gaskets and more. It is powered by the 318 Hp (Tri-Power) 389 engine with correct auto transmission and Safe-T-track rear end. It also has power steering and brakes with 8 lug aluminum drums and newer period correct tires. With less than 300 miles since its restoration. the car looks extremely impressive in it's original factory 'Fernando Beige' color paint and the original 'Fawn' interior is in absolutely exceptional and completely original condition! The car has all it's original emblems and its original pushbutton radio and manual antenna and the brightwork design on the dashboard. the dashboard itself. the headliner. the carpets and all the seats are in absolutely exceptional condition with virtually no signs of wear and tear! The majority of the chrome work is also in very good condition and the original spare wheel and jack is in the trunk. This particular car drives absolutely magnificently. She drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles. shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable driver! The Ventura hardtop of 1961 cost the same as the 1960 model but weighed 180lbs less. The new and shorter wheelbase by 4 inches 1961 Pontiac with the lighter bodies and stronger engines made Pontiac drag racers hard to beat on the street or strip and Pontiac won 21 of 52 NASCAR Grand National stock-car races this year. The 1961 Pontiac Ventura 389 with the standard 389 cubic inch OHV V8 and three two-barrels was capable of zero to 60 mph in 8. 2 seconds and 115. 5 in the quarter mile This is your opportunity to own a pristine example of a very rare. unique. and historically significant GM designed car of the early sixties. What does the car need? As you’ll see from the pics at the link below the only thing the car needs is a little cleaning up of the trim around the wipers. antenna. and the trim around the windows. The trunk has very minor hints of rust spots appearing but these are just surface and can be easily treated to prevent spreading. The only other area worth mentioning is the top of the front grills at the transition from the flat surface to the radius of the headlight. (only visible with the hood up) The paint in these areas on both sides appears to be bubbling. They could be left as is or removed and re-painted if you want them perfect. Will work with buyer to coordinate with buyer’s choice of transport companies if sold out of area. $1000 non-refundable Paypal deposit required at close of auction. Balance may be cash or bank to bank wire transfer within one week. Title is clear. not salvaged. and will be transferred to buyer after funds clear. We’ve done our best to describe this vehicle in this description but if you have any additional questions please see the link below to view additional pics. If you still have questions. then feel free to send them to me. Additional Pics Here: https://drive. google. com/folderview?id=0B_8GUEQTwM0edTdQOEx6NjBVeUU&usp=sharing Car is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Burlingame to be exact) On Jan-21-15 at 16:22:27 PST. seller added the following information:After further review of the history of this car we have the following updates to share:1. Car was restored and sold to a collector car dealer in Monterey CA. The current owner purchased from that dealer. Sorry for the historical error. The current owner has about 40 cars so the origin of this one was confused with one or more other cars. 2. Exterior Color is actually 'Bamboo Cream' ('M' Code) Not 'Fernando Beige'.