1961 Pontiac Ventura 389/348 HP 425A engine

25 hits ID #8034


This 28,000-original-mile Ventura is powered by the Tri-Power 389/348 HP 425A V-8 engine with dual exhaust and a 4-speed manual transmission. With the exterior refreshed in original Bristol Blue, bucket seats covered in newer, correct upholstery were added when the interior was refinished. Equipped with power steering, a Wonderbar radio, tinted glass and a power driver seat, it rolls on the infamous Pontiac 8-lug alloy wheels wrapped with whitewall tires. Offered with PHS documents, this is likely one of the lowest-mile Venturas available. For 1961, Pontiac styled the Catalina and Ventura to near perfection. The roofline, beltline, grille, glass area and specialized trim for the Ventura all conspired to create one of the most sensational cars the company had ever produced. It was elegant yet youthfully aggressive, looking at home in a posh valet line or on a dragstrip. It would be the first year for Pontiac Wide Track, which furthered the aggressive stance of the car, pushing the wheels to the edges of the wheel wells to enhance ride quality and handling. Pontiac also mounted the engine lower and further back in the engine bay to provide additional handling prowess, and the 389 CI V-8 was available in 215 HP up to 348 HP; Pontiac encouraged people to try out its most economical version to save fuel and money at the pump—it could run on regular gas, ads said. It was one of the most modernly styled cars of the era, reflecting closely the management’s desire to lead the pack and distance itself further than ever from the stodgy roots from which it came.


Make Pontiac
Model Ventura
Year 1961
Mileage 28,000
Engine 389 ci
Interior Color Blue
Exterior Color Bristol Blue
Transmission Manual
Number of Cylinders 8
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) 561P4534
Fuel Type Gasoline

$ 16000.00