The De Lorean Car That Never Was: 1964 Pontiac Banshee For Sale

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Back when John Z. De Lorean was coming up with cars like the GTO for the Pontiac Division, he also had this crazy idea for a "Mustang killer" that would be cheaper and lighter than a Corvette. Unfortunately, the Banshee was also faster than the Corvette, so the General's overlords- still pissed about the way John Z. sneaked the GTO out the door- axed it (though much of its styling lived on in later Corvettes and Firebirds). Only two roadworthy prototypes were built, a convertible and a coupe... and now that coupe can be yours! Just pony up the Buy It Now of a mere $1,500,000 and you'll own the Coolest Pontiac Ever. [eBay Motors]

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Rob Emslie

This is a very pretty car, save for the bee-sting hood blister required by that long OHC six.

I wish someone could find the cobra-based Ford Cougar show car from the same era. It too came a RCH-away from series production, and had a pneumatic panel in the back which opened as speed to prevent the big glass back from popping out.

The Cougar would make an excellent companion to the Banshee.