1969 Pontiac GTO Coupe
In early 1963 a team of engineers and designers got together at
Pontiac and decided to focus more on street racing and power. The
Tempest had been in production for a bit and a more "muscular"
powerful car was needed. Hence the acronym GTO or Grand Tempest
Option became the code for the secret new development that would
take place. John DeLorean actually claims the GTO came from the
Italian Gran Turismo Omologato or Grand Touring Homologated
(certified) which in reality the car was never meant for grand
touring, but to be the fastest straight-line Pontiac produced.
This code 73 color (Verdoro Green Metallic) GTO or tongue-in-cheek
"Goat" supposedly because it would EAT anything (i.e. the
competition) or "Tiger" (voracious) is a fair example of the
American Muscle Car in its heyday. 51,994 miles (not known if
original) sports rally wheels and redline tires, as well as a short
sport shifter, and rally steering wheel.
Repainted to color Match Verdoro Green Metallic, shows some
blistering on the hood, as well as rear quarter panel repairs with
slightly noticeable imperfections. Rust is showing on left door and
appears to be surface variety. Fit and finish is not perfect, but
typical of a car from 1969. Chrome bumpers are in fair condition,
and other trim is pitted, or slightly dulled. Grille is in good
condition, and hiding headlights are working. A thorough studying
of the underside photos is recommended, as there appears to be
possible issues with front suspension and steering, as well as
brake hoses. The body mount bushings appear to be nonexistent on
all 4 corners. Some "wet" areas are present around transmission
seals, and floor pans showing areas of rust as well.
Black vinyl bucket seating in front and a bench seat in back, show
very little wear and use, and appear to be original to the car.
Black carpeting is found in good condition in front and rear of
passenger compartment. Center console black vinyl lid to storage is
worn on sides and rubber boot on shifter is cracked on driver's
side. Vinyl peeling and rusting is present around ashtray area on
dash, otherwise dash is in good condition, with gauges working as
well as switches and knobs. An AM radio is inserted, and heat and
venting controls are working as well.
A 400ci V8 engine with headers, and performance exhaust with a
Quadrajet carburetor make up the power plant. A 4-speed manual
transmission is seen, and A-arm independent front suspension with
coil spring rear suspension which came standard on this car from
the dealership. 4-wheel drum brakes stop the car quickly and
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conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
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