1964 Pontiac Bonneville Safari in a junkyard

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  1. jaunty75

    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    Saw this in the October 3 issue of Old Cars Weekly. They occasionally do stories on still-operating junkyards around the country, and I always like all the photos of the cars mouldering in the weeds.

    This one has a '64 Safari wagon that looks restorable, if anyone was inclined. The vehicle is at Lyon's Vintage Junkyard, 2605 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, Kentucky 40037 (270) 865-2212

    Looking at Google maps, Loretto is about an hour south of Louisville, and this address is definitely in the middle of nowhere.

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    HotRodRacer Well-Known Member

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    3 hours 52 minutes from me... and I have access to both an open car trailer and an enclosed trailer for parts... Dang you Jaunty, I just got back from a road trip.
     
  3. Grizz

    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Looks like a bunch of good stuff up there from the picture. Probably well worth the trip
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    You might even get lucky, find period Poncho parts for your project car.
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Forgive my ignorance, what are poncho parts?!
     
  6. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    "Poncho" is a nickname for Pontiacs, like "Tin Indian."
     
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    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    Always time to turn right around and take another one!
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Oooooh! I can take a hint.:dead: I’m a working on it! Is that what’s sitting next to the wagon??
     
  9. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    It's possible, but ya gotta go look.
     
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    annap01gt Blue Safari

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    Saving any Pontiac or any wagon is a good deed. Saving a Pontiac wagon is truly worth good karma for all your days.
     
  11. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    My best friend is a Pontiac guy. He always gets perturbed when I refer to his as a "Poncho" I just laugh and say "don't blame me! I didn't come up with the nickname!" He's a good natured guy, and he knows the things that get me going as well, so I don't mind ribbing him from time to time.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Right, but that's what male friends are supposed to do--it's the *ahem* 'mature' version of the Pecking Order.
     

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