The Pontiac GTO is considered by many the first true muscle car. When other manufacturers were concentrating on their full size lines Pontiac saw the potential for dropping a big block engine into an intermediate frame and marketing it at a budget price. 1964 was the year that started it all when Pontiac put a GTO package together as an option on their LeMans and Tempest models. This particular example was frame off restored in 1999 and has been driven less than 2,000 miles since. It is a PHS certified car and came very nicely equipped with a nice list of options which include the 4 speed synchro mesh transmission (M20), a push button radio, a HD air cleaner, a tachometer, a glove box lamp, a deluxe steering wheel, a posi Safe-T-Track rear axle with 3:23 gears and the GTO package which consists of the 4 barrel 389 ci V8, dual exhaust and exterior badges. The laser straight body was stripped to bare metal and then painted in its original color of Cameo Ivory with a base coat clear coat provided by Sikkens that looks stunning with its 15” Torque Thrust D rims wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial TA’s. The 400 ci block was professionally rebuilt by Ron’s Machine Shop who did the heads as well. It is now fitted with an Edelbrock intake, a Weber 4 barrel carb and is sparked by a Petronix Flame Thrower ignition. It retains its original exhaust manifolds and sounds awesome ripping through its dual chambered exhaust. During the restoration the M20 transmission and rear end (which now has 3:42 gears) were completely rebuilt as well. The Medium Red interior is in stunning condition and 100% correct with the exception of the aftermarket voltage, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. The restoration on this car was extremely high quality as it was done 20 years ago but looks like it was done 2 years ago. If you looking to enjoy a real GTO you will be hard pressed to find one in this condition for the price we are asking. If you could see this beauty sitting in your garage you better get a hold of us before someone else does!
The Pick of the Day is a sparkling-blue relic from the muscle car era
Warning: This timelapse is addicting to watch
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.