RARE 1973 Pontiac GTO. You will definitely stand out in the sea of Camaros and Mustangs with this PHS Documented GTO! This PHS Documented GTO was originally delivered to Charlie Sturgill Motor Co. in Lexington, KY. The original owner only wanted the basics, and ordered this car with the following options:
-WLS- Rally II Wheels - $87.00
-AM- Radio- $65.00
-GTO Option- $368.00
-Sport Option - $88.00
-G60x15 Tires - $42.00
-Bumper Strips - $24.00
The car is equipped with its original HD Muncie 3spd manual on the floor, manual steering, and manual DISC brakes. The car is 1 of 926 GTO’s that were shipped with the sport option and 3spd Manual Trans. Assuming most manual GTO’s shipped with the 4spd Muncie, this particular 3spd combination is definitely very rare!
The car was painted when I purchased it, and since I wanted the under carriage to match the top side, I went ahead and sandblasted the frame, inner fender wells, suspension, etc. and coated in Epoxy Primer. In disassembling the entire car, the ONLY bolts that were rusted were the bolts holding the original rear sway bar to the lower control arms! The odometer reads approx. 77K miles, which I assume to be correct as this car still had all of the original front-end suspension components and ball joints! During the rebuild, all suspension parts/springs, body mounts, etc. were replaced with quality Moog parts.
The car maintains its original 8.5” “corporate” rear differential with an upgrade to an Eaton Posi, Moser Axles, 3.42 AAM gears and UMI Adjustable upper arms. Powering the GTO is a Pontiac 400/4bbl with custom dual exhaust, DynoMax Mufflers & X pipe. The car runs and drives just like it did from the factory, and needs nothing; except a driver to jump in and enjoy!
There are too many details to include here, such as fully rebuilt seat belts by Seat Belt Solutions to factory specs, rebuilt hood hinges, etc. Lights, blinkers, fuel gauge, speedo, etc. work as they should, as well as the reverse lock out feature! This is a great opportunity to own a unique GTO at a much lower price point than the earlier year models. Be sure to check out the attached videos!
Walk around.... https://youtu.be/Js3chzUZrZU
Test Drive... https://youtu.be/N6OjcU0pVQ0
Warning: This timelapse is addicting to watch
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