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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Jecs, Feb 22, 2010.

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    "The styling on these cars is highly reminiscent of what appeared on third-generation Corvettes in 1968. Another styling cue that made production was the design of the taillights, which are nearly identical to that found on first-generation Pontiac Firebirds. Indeed, the high performance and sensuous styling of the Banshee may have led to its demise. Head of Pontiac John DeLorean called this car the "Mustang Fighter" and rumor has it he fully intended to bring it to production. However, his bosses at GM felt that it would be a threat to the Chevrolet Corvette in that it would steal sales from the Corvette and also that (if DeLorean had his way) it could out-perform the Corvette as well."

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    "Another factor may have been a lack of funding. Back when the GTO Concept car hit the car show circuit, GM was in a drug induced love of SUVs which at the time were selling like Internet IPO stocks. SUVs were very profitable for GM, which was good for business but gave GM the false impression that SUVs were the way of the future and that there was not a need to focus on future new cars to replace their aging fleet. It was during this period a lot of GM’s car lineup was just left with only mild updates. Around this time Trans Am sales were floundering, the fourth generation Firebird/Trans Am styling was very wild and did not appeal to a wide range of buyers unlike the Mustang which seemed to be pleasing to a much broader buying audience. GM which had a policy or better stated – a bad habit of dumping a car or car platform as soon as sales took a dive. With F-body (Camaro/Firebird) sales spiraling downward, GM was not only hesitant about spending money on a fifth generation f-body, it was considering canceling the entire platform which it did a few years later at the end of the 2002 model year. What the F-body needed was new styling for 2003 and the 1999 GTO Concept was just the styling it needed. Pontiac could have dropped the Trans Am name and replaced it with the GTO label and all would still have been good. It would have been perfect timing and could have been a springboard to bring new customers into Pontiac dealerships which is what flagship cars do. One exciting car usually leads to other exciting cars. So one car for an automaker can make a big difference, as an example look at Chevrolet’s transformation since the 2010 Camaro was released – not only has the morale at Chevrolet improved but now more people have a favorable opinion of Chevrolet.

    The GTO Concept turning into a production car could have indeed started a chain reaction at Pontiac which would have once again made it the “excitement” automaker. Pontiac did release a new GTO in 2004 which was a rebadged Holden Monaro (Holden is GM’s subsidiary in Australia). However the Monaro styling did not strike a chord with American buyers so the GTO had a difficult time finding buyers while Mustangs were selling well. The reason why GM went with the Monaro styling was it was the inexpensive alternative to bring a new GTO to Pontiac dealerships. This decision proved to be fatal. I guess we can chalk up the 1999 GTO Concept as another one of history’s “what ifs”."

     
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    The hexagonal vents on the hood are part of the battery cooling system. They move up and down as air circulates to give the impression that the car is breathing.

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    "This car was definitely a Corvette, even though the back end was big. Unfortunately, with all that weight behind the rear axle, it was only a matter of time before it crashed during a high-speed lane change test. Paul vanValkenberg crashed it because he put the same (standard) size Corvette rim on the car front and rear and then wet down the track and went out and lost it. He bounced it off the wall a couple of times and pretty well wrecked it. It was then sent off to Smokey Yunik, where it was later found. The chassis was cut in half and usable parts were removed. What was left was stored in an unused paint booth as just "old junk." Years later, a Corvette collector was buying some parts from Yunick and offered to buy the junked XP-819. So the pile of car scrap was rebuilt and finished as a streetable car, like a kit car. A cast-iron V-8 was used in place of the original all-aluminum engine. We're talking serious rear weight bias here. It's quick and now does awesome wheelies!

    XP-819 now sits in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (KY). It is "on loan" from Ed McCabe, who runs his own advertising agency in New York. Ed bought the car in 1990 at an estate auction being run by Sothebys in Palm Beach."

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    Awesome colour.
    Very similar to the custom colour I chose for my HZ panelvan back in the 90's
    What make is this vehicle?
     
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    Is a 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Rocket concept. Kind of looks like a 1st Gen Corvette.

     
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