Pontiac Vivant 77 Adams Spider Scale - 1:43

The Vivant 77 was a project that Herb Adams accomplished a few years after graduating from the General Motors Institute (now called Kettering University) and climbing the ladders of Pontiac at a very young age. Adams was also instrumental in designing the famed Pontiac Firebird Trans Am cars and the GTO Judge.

Adams was always inspired by Alfa Romeo’s creation of B.A.T concept cars, and this prompted him to work on his vision as an employee of Pontiac (a division of General Motors). He first built a 1:12 wooden scale model. Then, he decided to build the car in his garage as building the car inside his house instead of the Pontiac premises would have cost him a fortune. A chance meeting with three former Rolls-Royce body shop employees who had just migrated to the USA to work with a local garage owner helped him to engage their services for the shaping of his visionary car.

The chassis was designed by Adams himself, on which the new body was placed. The engine used was a spare 370 cubic-inch V8 that was given to him out of the spare engines made as part of Pontiac’s developmental work. This engine was built by NASCAR specialist Ray Nichols, who fitted the engine with a Carter-made 4-barrel Super Duty carburettor. Using GM’s Corvette suspension, he went on to complete this Spider* in a record time and was able to display the same at the 1966 Detroit Autoshow.


* an open 2-seater car

  15255.00    14480.00      

- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: Resin
- High precision miniature models
- Non-opening model
- On plinth (platform base)
- Only 408 pieces created
Brand Pontiac
Period 1947-1970
Year 1965
Model Origin USA
Scale 1:43
Box Dimension (in inches) 7 x 3 x 3
Color Blue
Make Matrix
Theme Concept
Material Resin

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