Still on the Road Dept.
by Jim Corbran - posted 3:16 pm, July 25, 2010
In 1971, Pontiac introduced the Ventura II, its version of the compact Chevy Nova. The biggest differences were the taillights and grille (and the price: $2,376 for the Nova vs $2,458 for the Ventura II). In 1973, when General Motors restyled their compacts, Buick and Oldsmobile joined the bandwagon with the Apollo and the Omega. This ’71 Ventura II was spotted in a Depew, N.Y. driveway, where it appears to still be in service. A few dings here and there, but otherwise it looks pretty complete, right down to the hubcaps and the “Don Davis” dealer nameplate on the back.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know