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1964 Pontiac Banshee Concept Car Heading to Auction

If you are an avid collector with plenty of financial resources, we think you might want to poke your antennas out for this Pontiac Banshee XP-833.
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It's the same one posted twice for sale on eBay in 2010 and 2011, but now things have changed for the stunning prototype as Dragone Classic Auctions is making sure the Banshee will end up in good hands, for a more-than-good amount of money.

The car's value is estimated at around $600,000 - $650,000, but that price tag comes with a story of its own. You see, the 1964 Pontiac Banshee XP-833 was a project approved and supervised by the one and only John Z. Delorean, general manager of Pontiac at that time.

The XP-833 came from GM's desire to compete with the Ford Mustang. Sure, the Camaro was born in the same way, but it managed to materialize and live on through the years, which didn't happen to the Pontiac Banshee.

Design was one of the features Pontiac got right with the Banshee XP-833, and you have the pictures to judge that. Nevertheless, we can't see any reason a petrolhead won't fall in love with the long sweeping hood of the two-seater.

Some say the car's design was inspired by the Mako Shark II Corvette, but, in fact, it was the Corvair Monza GT that provided the starting point for the Pontiac Banshee.

Four versions were built, each one being added upgrades and minor improvements, but the one we get to see here is the first Banshee to see daylight. According to the auction house, the model was preserved in impeccable condition, and it features the original overhead cam inline six engine developed in-house by Pontiac. Thinking about all this car has to offer, the over half a million dollars price tags doesn't seem too exaggerated, does it?

 
 
 
 
 

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