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Considering “What-If” Buildups of “Never-Was” Cars

Posted July 09, 2015 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto Concept display

Hiking the rows upon rows of show cars at the Street Machine Nationals in Du Quoin with Hemmings Daily Editor Kurt Ernst, we saw plenty of buildups that stood out from the crowd with wall-to-wall rear tires, wild paint and graphics and blowers, sometimes one stacked on top of another and popping out of the hood.

However, one of many cars that caught my attention that weekend was so subtle others may have passed right by it. This 1964 Le Mans I view as a "never-was" car-a "what if" for Pontiac fans. More to the point, what if GM hadn't pulled the plug on racing in 1963 and the 1964 model year brought with it not only the GTO, but also a stripped down 421 or 421 SD-powered Tempest and/or LeMans to wreak havoc on the streets and dragstrips around the country?

Answers to more hypothetical auto questions.

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