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#4 -- Gary Sutherlin's 1961 Ventura

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In 1964, Gary returned from a tour in Vietnam and found himself stationed in Long Beach, California, where he bought himself a three-year-old Pontiac Ventura. That car car was light blue and had a blue interior with a 289ci engine/automatic. Not exactly what the young serviceman wanted, but it was the right basis for his plan.

Unfortunately, an E3's pay at that time didn't support automotive customizing, so the vision in Gary's head stayed put until 2001, when he built the model shown above.