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1966 Pontiac Banshee XP-798

Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
Pontiac Banshee XP-798, 1966
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1966 Banshee Show Car code named XP-798
Interesting was the 1966 Banshee Show Car code named XP-798. This was JZD’s concept of a "Mustang Fighter" with all wheel independent suspension, a 421 V8, and fold down rear seats. Of note were the doors; flip-up panels on the roof augmented the passenger doors.

The Banshee was never shown to the public: GM President Cole thought it would eat into the Corvette’s market share and Chevrolet was developing the F Car which became the Camaro/Firebird. One could guess that the doors of the Banshee made their way into the design parameters of the DMC-12 in 1975, but there was no mention of this.

Note that in 1988 the Banshee name was revived by Pontiac into a Show Car to demonstrate a Firebird for the 90’s, so any references may get confused here since the 1966 Show Car was never really, well, Shown.
Quelle: Eric Friedebach
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Jason
Samstag, 12. April 2008
Does anyone know the history of this particular concept? Or could post a link?
Kim
Montag, 22. Februar 2010
Is this care still in the United States? Or anywhere for that matter.
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