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 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. A few years later the Ventura name was revived for use on GM’s compact X-body platform […]
This next car is a California black plate equipped behemoth from another era. It has a 400 cubic inch V8 mated to a 3-speed auto and features a sickly shade of green on the out and in — and I love it. Is it a coupe? Or the pillarless hardtop?…No… wagon… nope…just a simple 4-door sedan, but that shouldn’t stop you front driving this old Poncho. Find this 1968 Pontiac Ventura offered for $6,800 in Richmond, CA via craigslist.
I firmly believe that the 6 digit odometer, the prevalence of maintenance tracking apps like Carmax/Autocheck, and the rise of global internet auctions have somewhat turned car collecting into something akin to stamp collecting. There was a time when you judged a vehicle’s value based on a thorough inspection, a good test drive and your ability to tell if a car was junk…but these other tools (Carmax/Odo etc) have turned some of the car hobby into this armchair valuation game where 90s Miatas with 225 miles on the odometer are treated like they are something special. And this next car is a prime example, except I wouldn’t buy it without a good inspection and I wouldn’t assume the odo hadn’t flipped a few times, and I wouldn’t let it sit in my garage collecting dust while I waited to sell it for profit. Drive the dang things, that’s why they have wheels folks. Find this 1974 Pontiac Ventura Custom bidding for $12,000 with a few hours to go located in Fourmile, KY via eBay.
The Ventura was a fiberglass rebody of a Volkswagen from Brazil — similar in concept, spirit, and styling to the awesome Puma. If Volkswagen made a rear-drive GT car that preceded the Scirocco and Corrado, and it looked half as good as this does, they would be everywhere. Instead, the Ventura got the “just another […]
The original Oldsmobile Omega was a badge engineered version of the X-platform Chevrolet Nova and was sold in two generations 1973-1974 and 1975-1979. The Omega was more luxurious than the Nova it was based on, but it still rode on the same basic chassis and is just as wonderful or horrible depending on who you […]
I’m sorry, the connect is bad, did you say “batmobile?” No, no, I said I just bought a Latomobile! A Lactomobile…like a mobile nursing vehicle? No, a LATOMOBILE — a fiberglass custom thing based on Vdub mechanicals and built in Brazil, like the Puma or SP2! Wait…are you talking about the Ventura, built by L’Automobile […]
The Ventura was a fiberglass rebody of a Volkswagen from Brazil — similar in concept, spirit, and styling to the awesome Puma. I don’t think I’ve ever seen another for sale, but this one is offered from an estate/garage sale. Find this 1984 Ventura Coupe offered for an undisclosed amount of cash, located in Western Massachusetts […]
Find this 1973 Pontiac Ventura GTO Clone here on eBay bidding for $7,405 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Russellville, AL. From eBay listing: This Pontiac started out as a 1973 Ventura Custom and has been cloned into a GTO. This body style is similar to the Nova and the rare 1974 […]
So you like obscure VW-based kit cars but you want a trunk, a frunk, and an engine you can put cargo on top of like in a VW Type III. You love the Puma’s Brazilian heritage and VW engineering but want a car that looks more third-generation Celica and less Ferrari. Every night you fall […]