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Old 07-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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Who knows about a Royal Bobcat GTO

A friend just called me and said he had a chance to buy a 1965 Royal Bobcat GTO from Royal Pont. I think they were in IL.

I would like to know how you tell if it is a real car or a clone. I did see one in MN in the late 60's but know nothing about them.

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Royal was in Michigan..look here 1964 Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat - Generations of GM
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Royal was in Michigan..look here 1964 Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat - Generations of GM
That was some help, but I would like some thing that tells me it's not a knock off of a bobcat, they had the decal but would someone have ID # of them?

They want some big bucks for this car, and I'm not really a GM guy, so know zip about them, other than I rebuilt a 68 GTO once.

This is a super nice car but I don't want a fake.

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If you can get the vin #, get in touch with the Pontiac Historical Society (PHS) and ask for the history on the car. I don't have thier phone number, but you can probably google them. You will need a credit card because there is a fee for this information. If you find out that the car was delivered to Ace Wilson's Royal Pontiac that will be a good sign. I think that I still have some old corespondence from them from the mid 60s, but I'd have to hunt for it.

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There is also a little info on them at http://ultimategto.com in the text topic section.
I dont know enough about them myself to be of much help.
I do know you can buy reproduction chrome for a standard gto to clone it, so research it well.
The PHS suggestion is probably your best bet.
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I second/ third the PHS documentation route. You could also try contacting Jim Wangers himself. Perhaps he could put you in touch with someone who authenticates them. you can reach him here:

Jim Wangers


Or, maybe contact this guy, Milt Schornack. Rumored to be a Royal mechanic back in the day...

MiltSchornack.com

Or, try contacting members of the Royal Pontiac club. The name sounds promising, if nothing else:

Royal Pontiac Club of America Home


Some reading material:
Amazon.com: Milt Schornack and the Royal Bobcat GTOs (9780786423873): Keith J. Macdonald, Milt Schornack, Ro McGonegal: Books Amazon.com: Milt Schornack and the Royal Bobcat GTOs (9780786423873): Keith J. Macdonald, Milt Schornack, Ro McGonegal: Books


I hope this helps.

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I second/ third the PHS documentation route. You could also try contacting Jim Wangers himself. Perhaps he could put you in touch with someone who authenticates them. you can reach him here:

Jim Wangers


Or, maybe contact this guy, Milt Schornack. Rumored to be a Royal mechanic back in the day...

MiltSchornack.com

Or, try contacting members of the Royal Pontiac club. The name sounds promising, if nothing else:

Royal Pontiac Club of America Home


Some reading material:
Amazon.com: Milt Schornack and the Royal Bobcat GTOs (9780786423873): Keith J. Macdonald, Milt Schornack, Ro McGonegal: Books


I hope this helps.

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Thanks guys, I got every thing I need

Bob
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I 1967 had a 66 Royal Pontiac "Bobcat"..but a 421. Was the only way to stop those pesky 396 Chevelles..and did..

First thing I did was get that plate surround and anything with Royal Pontiac OFF..
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