A Nova By Any Other Name: 1974 Pontiac Ventura

The Ventura name was first used by Pontiac as a higher priced version of their 1960 full sized Catalina, but with the release of the Grand Prix, the name was relegated to a trim option for 1962 through 1965. However, in 1971 the Ventura was given new life on GM’s compact rear-drive X-platform shared with the Chevrolet Nova, Oldsmobile Omega, and Buick Apollo. Today’s Ventura has the desirable 350 cubic inch V8 mated to a 3-speed manual, which makes this car a great candidate for a clone of the famous 1974 model year only X-body GTO. Or you could just fix the rust and enjoy this classic. Find this 1974 Pontiac Ventura offered for $6,500 in Saginaw, MI via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1974 Pontiac Ventura
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 115000
odometer rolled over
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe


Rare 1974 Pontiac Ventura 350 three speed manual, factory bucket seats, runs,drives and stops. New plugs,wires, distributor and coil. Car has been off the road since the mid 80s but overall a very solid survivor it does have some rust on bottom of quarters rear bottoms of fenders and some on bottom of doors but floor and trunk are both solid. Exact platform as the coveted GTO without the price. You will be hard pressed to find another unique pontiac in this condition for this price. Original paint, has been driven by only one man since brand new. $6500 call or text show contact info with any questions

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