Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, 1993 STS Seville vs. 1975 Pontiac Ventura in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; What do you think? Which is going to win in a race, which has better acceleration, etc?
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LOL! That was awesome.... heh, honestly I never even heard of the Pontiac Ventura, atleast it dosen't come to mind quickly..... wasn't that what the last GTO became an option package on that car?
That was the 2 door in the video, what was the 4 door? A Bonneville? Man, gotta love the old GM land yacht suspensions, that was pretty darn cool
That was a neat video... never saw that movie, I'll have ot go rent it or something now.
The bad guys are driving a Pontiac Grand Ville with a 455. It was basically Pontiac's attempt to muscle in on the Buick Electra and Olds 98. Lasted from 1971 to 75 IIRC. Seeing something so big hustling through NYC traffic is pretty impressive. Like trying to fly a battleship.
You might also notice the driver of the Grand Ville looks familiar. It's Bill Hickman, the same superb stunt driver behind the wheel of the menacing Charger in Bullitt.
Rent the DVD; it includes a featurette on making the car chase. This is probably my second or third favorite chase after Buillitt and What's Up Doc?
Automobile(s): Cadillac 78 Seville, 78 Coupe de Ville, 92 Sedan de Ville
Re: 1993 STS Seville vs. 1975 Pontiac Ventura
If the Ventura owner is sneaky, there is a lot of room in that engine bay for a hot 400 or 455SD or a 502 Chev. I would want to look under the hood before betting any money. In stock form they are pretty slow.