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Reunited after 18 years

When my half brother turned 16 my dad got him a 1973 Pontiac Ventura. It came with a 350, when he started street racing he dropped a 454 in it with a blower. Growing up meant it was time to part with it.

Recently he came across it on craigslist. I don't why he was searching in Cincinnati, but he recognized it and called the guy. Turns out it was his actual car. It didn't take long for him to drive there and pick it up. It even still has the 454.

He's so happy, him and my half sister have so many memories in that, so it was pretty emotional for them both. I'm really excited to go home and take a ride

He plans on changing the wheels and tires and lowering the front end. The tach doesn't work right, so he's gonna change it too

Bought for $3350, sold for $7000. Bought back for $9500.

When I can I'll find pics of what it used to look like.



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Well thats awesome! I hope to find my old truck I sold back in high school one day. I miss me '69.
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Now that would be the Ultimate find
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Pretty cool story! I hope someday I'll come across my first truck.
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Dude thats awesome.
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awesome
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Awesome story, and sweet car!
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That's pretty cool. Now tell him to hold on to it.
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That car is ****.
awesome story too man.
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I doubt he'll give it up again.

The guy put 3.73's in it, but he wants something higher, he'd like to cruise it around, the 3.73's are just too low for what he wants to do

It has a positrac though, so at half throttle it'll break loose
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Nice car! I could never get back my first truck. The guy I sold it to totaled it out.
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Nice car! I could never get back my first truck. The guy I sold it to totaled it out.
x2 for me, except. i totaled my first truck.
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Those rims are sexy. I'd keep them if I had that car. Hell I'd buy em if I had a Chevy that needed rims/tires.
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Nice! That thing is sweet!!
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i love that car
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I have to make one correction. The motor is actually a Pontiac 455, not a 454. I called my brother to make sure, my dad misheard when he told him
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That's good you kept it poncho, those guys hate cross breeding more then us seeing a ranger w/a 350 in it.
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Cool story bro... no really, cool story :)
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He won't make the same mistake twice
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