#4 -- Gary Sutherlin's 1961 Ventura
(click the image to go back)
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.