Would you like to bid on a classic car?



 

 

Three years ago, the Blount County Career Technical Center (BCCTC) received a very special gift. A 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix in excellent condition was given to the auto body repair department at the school. It had been a “project car” for a man living in Hoover but, due to serious health problems, he knew he wasn’t going to be able to finish the car and donated it to the BCCTC instead.

Johnny Pullen, Career Technical Center director, was delighted to hand it over to Darrell Calvert, the auto body repair instructor, and his students from all over Blount County.

The 1964 Grand Prix came with its original motor, transmission, and beautiful black leather interior. The car is also equipped with power steering, power windows, and air conditioning. The car has a V-8 engine and low mileage. The original mileage (71,000) is well documented.

 

 

“The car was in good shape, but it badly needed a paint job. I had altogether 12 different students painting the car,” explained Calvert. “I instructed them, but the students painted the car themselves or else they wouldn’t have learned how.”

The new paint job is valued at $5,000 to $6,000 and all of the work was done by the students. It is now a stunning sky blue metallic color.

“It’s a very impressive car. We had to be very careful even when we were cleaning it,” explained Isaac Brogdon, a junior at Susan Moore High School, who worked on the car. “It’s definitely a great collector’s car, and whoever buys it will get a really great deal.”

The BCCTC is holding a sealed bid with reserve. Bidding began Feb. 10 and will end on Feb. 24. All bidders are welcome to be present when the envelopes are opened at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, but you do not have to be present to win.

Bidders are encouraged to look at the car in person at the BCTTC. They can look at the interior, the paint job, the motor and can even drive it – on campus, of course. For a bidding packet, go to the main office of the BCCTC or call Darrell Calvert at 205-625-3424 for more information.

All proceeds will go back to the Blount County Career Technical Center for the students’ continuing education. The car will be sold AS IS.