Just joined the forum and figured I should share a little story about my 1970 Pontiac. I found this car on Craigslist while I was stationed out west in Montana, and bought it from a nice GM couple that had owned it from around 2004 to when I bought it in July of 2015. Apparently they'd gotten rid of their old Chevelle, Camaro, and this was the last to go (they had lost interest and stopped showing), but were obviously knowledgeable car folk. It had just been sitting in their pole barn until it sold to me. I contacted the woman who posted the ad thinking it must be an error in price, or a total scam. Her name was "Candy", so I wasn't too convinced. Just for kicks, I set up a meeting to see if this car was real. A few days later, I was waiting at our meeting spot in town and here it comes, driving up like the day it rolled off the line. My jaw hit the floor because of it's condition, sound, and the fact that she just -drove- it into town plated and insured like it was no big deal! Being broke on a military salary but knowing what I'd found, I asked if she'd let me draft up a bill of sale, pay her half that day, and -all- of my next paycheck from the Air Force. Surprising me further, she agreed, we both kept our word, and I ended up with it two weeks later title in hand! The car is a factory numbers matching 350/350 with 96,xxx on the clock. It was sold in the town I bought it, and lived it's whole life there until I brought it back to Michigan with me when I left Active Duty. It's wearing the original "Turquoise" (#214) paint that the car came with, and has the original interior minus the bench seat fabric which was color matched to the exterior and replaced before I bought it. The only motor work that was done was replacing the factory intake manifold and carburetor, which are now both Edelbrock. Everything else is untouched, even the optional shoulder belts you stash on the ceiling and the painted metal badging. As soon as I had the car, I called my mother and father who are both GM retirees, and come to find out Dad worked at the foundry (Pontiac Motors) and fisher body while this rolled down the line! Not to jazz it up too much, but finding this thing felt a little like fate. (If you or your husband are members of this forum and see this post, thank you again from one grateful car guy!!!) These pictures are from the day I bought it, it's a little shinier now and garage kept once again!
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