The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Pontiac Ventura. We make the process of selling your Pontiac Ventura quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Ventura was a full-sized car by American automaker Pontiac that was produced between 1960 and 1977. It was named after the city of Ventura, California. Early Ventura cars were related to cars such as the Chevrolet Impala, Caprice and Bel Air, as well as the Pontiac Bonneville, Buick LeSabre and the Oldsmobile 88. Some editions of the Ventura are treasured by muscle car enthusiasts and car collectors.
The Ventura made its debut as a more expensive version of car built on the 122 inch wheelbase B-body, which was shared with the Pontiac Catalina. For two years it ran competition with the Catalina, then for several years, from 1962 to 1965, it became a trim level option for the Catalina. It was available as a 2-door hardtop coupe, 4-door sedan, and a 2-door convertible. Its successor was the Pontiac Catalina Brougham.
Second generation Venturas were also known as the Pontiac Ventura II. They were built from 1971 to 1977 at the assembly plant in Van Nuys, California. They shared the X-body with cars such as the Pontiac Phoenix, Oldsmobile Omega and the popular Chevy Nova. It was available as a 4-door sedan or a sporty 2-door coupe.
Engine choices included a 250 cu in (4.1 L) I6, 305 cu in (5.0 L) V8, 307 cu in (5.0 L) V8, or a 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8. Transmissions available included a 2-speed automatic, 3-speed manual or automatic, or the most desirable, a 4-speed manual. The wheelbase was shorter than the previous generation, at 2,814 mm (110.8 in). Its successor in the Pontiac line was the Phoenix.