This pristine Poncho has been shown only once, at the Super Summit XV car show in June 2007, where it took First Place. After the show, Ted was asked, "What improvements do you plan on making to the Ventura?" He responded, "Improvements, what improvements? It can't get any better."
Ted's next two projects are a '68 Firebird 400 for his son and a '61 Bristol Blue Ventura 348hp, four-speed, 3.90 posi, with 8-Lug wheels and power steering. Although this Pontiac restorer takes full credit for the immaculate work on this Ventura, he said, "None of this would be possible without the help of my friend Mike Scott and my wife, Jerri."
Very few Pontiac owners can brag of multiple stories in High Performance Pontiac magazine. It's a testament to the beauty of the '61 Pontiac, Ted's love for them, and his talents in restoring them that led to this Coronado Red Ventura being featured.