Ride of the Week: 1964 Pontiac Tempest | SierraSun.com

Ride of the Week: 1964 Pontiac Tempest

Interview by Ryan Salm of the Sierra Sun
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Paul Reimel and his son Henry

It gets 22-25 miles per gallon. It was a junker. I recycled it using parts from the junkyard and other places. It was a really fun project and I learned a lot. I was able to use a lot of the skills that I have learned over the years as a cabinet maker.

I love the sound! It’s smooth and really fast.

That’s the main reason I have it. We often go to Reno from Folsom to visit family or we take it down to Shelter Cove on the coast. It’s a great car for travel.

I like blues or jazz.

It has a 250 overhead cam sprint. It is the first American-made overhead cam engine. It has a four barrel overhead exhaust.”

The Sun’s Ryan Salm interviewed Reimel for “Ride of the Week.” Please send suggestions for “Ride of the Week” to editor@sierrasun.com, subject “Ride of the Week.”

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