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ONE-OFF 1965 Pontiac Vivant 77 Prototype Start Up & Driving! – Old School 6.0 V8 Sounds

This thing looks absolutely amazing and it sounds good too! What you see here is the one-off 1965 Pontiac Vivant 77 Roadster; a prototype built by Herb Adams.

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In this video you’ll see the car starting up its 6.0 liter V8 engine and driving around Villa d’Este so you get to see the car for a bit, as well as hear the engine sound! The engine displaces 370 cubic inches, and it makes a great sound from its front fender-exit exhaust pipes.

This blue-hued marvel was the brainchild of muscle car engineer Herb Adams, who conceived the concept at GM’s headquarters but employed the so-called Beatles of Troy, Michigan—three British, ex Rolls-Royce coachbuilders—to fashion its clean, sharp lines.

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Combining flared nostrils with a manta-like tail inspired by the Alfa Romeo’s trio of Bertone-styled B.A.T. concepts, the Vivant 77 wowed crowds at the 1966 Detroit Autorama with its otherworldly styling. Grounding the slick design was pure hot-rod hardware: a NASCAR-derived 370 cubic-inch V-8 pumping out 405 horsepower.After the detroit auto-rama show 1966, the vivant 77 was forgotten about before resurfacing again in 2009 and being authentically restored to its original condition.