Chassis Num: 2P45W5X156068
This 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari Wagon was once owned by Batjac Production, Inc. - John Wayne's Production Company. In 1975 it was customized by Barris Kustom. It was the last daily family driver used by John Wayne and was customized by George Barris a....[continue reading]
The Pontiac Grand Safari was produced from 1971 through 1978 and was the company's top-of-the-line full-size station wagon. Most examples were trimmed with wood-grain paneling on the tailgate and the sides. The grille and the interior trim was sourced from the Bonneville and Grand Ville passenger cars. It had a rear suspension comprised of multi-leaf springs instead of coil springs which were found on other full-sized Pontiac and GM cars. The new 'Clamshell' tailgate was marketed by Pontiac as the Glide-away Tailgate, where the rear power-operated glass slid up into the roof as the tailgate slid into a recess under the cargo floor. This power tailgate system was the first in station wagon history. The power system was operated by switches on the instrument panel or a key switch on the rear quarter panel. With the Clamshell system, it made loading and unloading easier.