Cruising along Chicago streets in this stunning Pontiac sports car and looking over a front-end landscape so curvaceous it could wear a Prancing Horse badge, I find it impossible to imagine that any automotive executive would think this prototype was a bad idea. But that’s just what happened in 1966 to the XP-833, a car so admired inside General Motors that the people who created it could not obey the order to destroy it. In a town full of “could have been” stories, the Pontiac XP-833 stands out as one of the most gut-wrenching. After decades of admiring it, I’m actually behind the wheel.
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Interesting history, but I don't see much to lament. The basic shape looks like a C3 Corvette that was on sale just 2 years later without the ugly Pontiac themed bumpers. Many good Chevrolet powertrain choices were available in the C3.