The Truth About Cars » Pontiac Ventura http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Pontiac Ventura http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1960 Pontiac Ventura http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1960-pontiac-ventura/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1960-pontiac-ventura/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451725 There’s a tendency to assume that a battered but reasonably solid Detroit car from the chrome-and-tailfins era is always going to be worth a bunch of money, but the real-world value of such cars turns out to be quite low in most cases. A ’57 Chevy coupe or ’59 Cadillac in fixer-upper condition, that’s real money, but a 1960 Pontiac sedan that’s been sitting for decades is lucky to fetch higher-than-scrap value. That’s a shame, because the ’60 Pontiac is a great-looking car.
Judging from the thoroughly roasted interior and quantities of dust on everything, this car sat outdoors on the High Plains for at least 20 years. Some surface rust, but no real cancer.
Perhaps someone restoring a GTO will grab this 389.
The CONELRAD markings on 1950s and 1960s car radios are always good for a Cold War flashback. CONELRAD was phased out by 1963, but my ’69 Toyota‘s radio still had the markings.
The upholstery is toast, but plenty of salvageable interior trim components remain. I hope someone rescues the good parts from this car before The Crusher eats it.

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