Among the innocuous options available to Pontiac buyers of the early 60s lay a surprisingly expensive towing option called Super Duty. It wouldn’t pull a trailer, but it would pull a 12 second ¼ mile pass. This option, of course, had everything to do with the universally ignored-1957 AMA ban on competition where the racing continued but the manufacturers disguised their efforts with wildly inappropriate names. Hence, “Super Duty.” This particular Pontiac is a clone of the 6 1963 Tempest Super Duties made before GM actually banned race cars later in the year. As such its price is nowhere near the 6-figure originals and the next owner can worry more about destroying the competition and not an irreplaceable piece of history. Photos of the car show it to be a visually faithful reproduction with period correct paint, wheels, hoodscoop, interior and even dual carburetors with Super Duty fuel lines. Underneath the car sports upgrades like a coil sprung Ford 9” rear end, a ten gallon aluminum fuel cell, 4-wheel disc brakes and modern rear race slicks just small enough to fit under stock fender wells. Best of all, all the lights work and the decals are removable. We love Super Duties for being some of the best factory made “sleepers” of all time and, if this were ours, we’d detune the engine for the street, lose the decals and enjoy the fastest grocery getter in town. Find the Super Duty for sale here on eBay in Vicksburg, Michigan with a Buy-It-Now price of $37,500.
12 Second Tow Car – 1963 Pontiac Tempest Super Duty
June 8, 2012 by Leave a Comment