1972 GTO LS5/M22 Lucerne Blue 1 0f 310
I am the 3rd owner of this rare goat that was driven only 70,000 miles from 1972 to 1983 when it was placed in a garage not to emerge until 2011. During the course of the next 4 years, every mechanical component has been correctly restored, updated, replaced or rebuilt, adhering to all original specs and components, including a complete engine build by a reputable and exclusively Pontiac HO engine builder in Texas using all numbers matching carb/intake/heads/block/exhaust. 420hp/490ftlbs. Engine Dyno available. PHS documented HO Ram Air car IMO most desirable color code 26 Lucerne Blue. $29,800 in complete build/refurb/new part costs to date. Lots more pictures to document resto including all vin, date, and p/n stamps on block/transmission/carb/axle/heads etc. As for now this is a great opportunity to have fun with a very rare mechanically restored "driver" that few people get to see (and hear an M22) on the road. Come Drive and inspect. I will most definitely be taking a big loss on total invested in this car and can document all costs and talk final numbers in person.I invested a lot of time finding this car in 2010 so I'd ask for serious interest only. My son wants to get into a Bronco or FJ so one of my Pontiacs must go! Kid time.
Fair quality lacquer respray in 1983. Car untouched since then. Except for hood that was restored in 2015.
DS lower inner wheel arch needs patch.DS lower door near rocker has body filler,Hood repaired and painted, Various dents and scratches, PS lower inner wheel arch may need metal replacement.Front engine compartment subframe and rails refinished. DS trunk pan has fairly isolated area of rust. See pic.No structural rust issues.
Don't expect to have a drink and a phone call while cruising in this car. With the 455/M22 and factory 12bolt 3:55 gears, it must be "operated" not driven!
How many rare GTOs or big block Chevelles or Corvettes were factory built with an M22 Rockcrusher transmission? Very few. When was an all original 71 or 72 455ho LS5 M22 last available or sold?
Additional docs available:
Complete Restored/replaced/reconditioned parts list in addition
Major components new/refurbed include:
455 motor/carb -$8500
M22 rebuilt/ with all new linkage and transmission crossmember
Hurst shifter factory rebuild
Front Disc conversion/brake lines/drum brakes rebuilt
Fuel pump new RobMac mechanical
BeCool radiator/ Flowkooler water pump
All new suspension components control arms/coils/trailing linkage etc
Fuel tank/sender/fuel lines
M&H engine wiring harness/ wires/MSD 6AL Hei in glove box.
Restored honeycomb wheels
New Centerforce clutch/pressure plate/shift fork/flywheel ring gear/clutch rod
8 track player & FM radio w/ digital jack reconditioned
New heater core
New Inner fenders/splash seals
Rear axle removed/refurbed
New manual steering box with coupler
New RamAirRestorations 2.5" roundport manifolds powder coated
New carpet w/Dynamat
Rear speaker shelf with 6x9s/ new front speaker
New complete exhaust/mufflers w/ original splitters
Rear fuel standpipe lines new/reconditioned
***Can send pic of any other components to show proof of resto
-3-page Engine build spec sheet included in below in picture gallery
This is the fourth car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is the midsize car credited with launching the muscle-car performance wars of the 1960s
This is the ninth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible was originally built at the Baltimore Plant and shipped April 22, 1969, to Bowan McLean Motorcar Company in Vancouver, British Columbia.
About 700 collector cars are expected at the Kansas City Convention Center for Mecum Auctions’ final sale of the year December 1-3.
The GTO nameplate began life on a Ferrari.
With the start of August a few days away, I cringe at the thought of endless Arizona summer days with temperatures hot enough to bake cookies inside your car.
‘You will definitely stand out in the sea of Camaros and Mustangs with this GTO,” the seller of the Pick of the Day promises.