2004 Pontiac GTO Coupe
The Pontiac GTO became known as "The Goat" due to an interpretation
of the letters that make up its name. Figuratively speaking, the
car's "defiant, stripped-to-the-basics personality" also had a hand
in cementing the moniker, according to Edmunds.com. It is
speculated that the acronym GTO, which stands for Gran Turismo
Omologato, was taken from the Ferrari 250 GTO. American consumers
have a history of shortening the names of cars with multiple
syllables, and this likely influenced the nickname of this Pontiac
brand. "The Goat" is catchy, easy to remember and was essentially
born out of convenience.
Initially, the version 2 reboot of the GTO was powered by GM's LS1
V8 making 350hp and this car has some extra ponies courtesy of a
Procharger supercharger to spice it up just a bit! Either way, any
newer Pontiac GTO will simply embarrass nearly any old Goat you
could name. Ahhhh technology.
This new version styling (called Holden/ Euro) means that each unit
from every company essentially takes on the same traits, and this
ubiquitous example plays along exactly with the game. With no
reference to the past conquests, we can see integrated headlights,
front bumper and lower fog lights are aerodynamically inserted and
smoothed over. A slight reference to Pontiac in form, is the split
front drilled hole grille in black with the arrowhead badge. All
panels are bathed in Torrid Red, and it's electric (on the visual,
it's actually an internal combustion engine!). A flared rocker
panel moves rearward to a greenhouse long sloping rear glass that
ends with a rear spoiler. More integrated taillights rear bumper
and finally a black roll pan with a GTO logo flanked by dual zoom
tube chrome tipped exhaust that exit on the same side. Standard 5
spoke alloy aluminum wheels on all 4 corners and all black
trimmings around windows keep it simple.
Fashioned from curved molded vinyl and a strip of suede, the door
panels are as aerodynamic as the exterior. High back extra bolster
support buckets in dark red leather, have an embroidered GTO in
their uppers. These seats are power adjustable. In back is a 2 plus
2 bench setup, stretching from B pillar to B pillar. In the center
is a curved molded console that makes its way gracefully upward and
melting into the dash. On its way is an AM/FM radio, in full living
color screen readout for information, and Bluetooth capabilities.
Fan and temp knobs are just above this display. The dash borrows
styling directly from Porsche with the overlapping circle gauges,
red faced with white numbers and letters and satin bezels in a
black field. This is all on display under a curved dash top visor.
Black carpet dances with some red carpeting for the floors and more
molded panels covered with slightly fuzzy material for the
Stuffed under the curved dual vented hood is a living breathing 5.7
Liter V8 LS1 engine. It is in very good condition as is the entire
engine bay with no corrosion or rust, all original. EFI feeds it,
and this mixture is stuffed into the cylinders with a Procharger
Supercharger. A Tremec T56 6-speed manual and a 3.46 limited slip
rear finishes up the drivetrain. Did I mention it puts out serious
Up on the lift some slight dusting of road dirt and overspray from
the factory is all that I could find wrong and is that really
wrong??! Totally structurally sound with the unibody construction.
All independent suspension, and all power disc brakes, all around
for this car. A shiny stainless steel Magnaflow exhaust is now
installed and snaking its way rearward...lets make some noise!
As expected, this car fired right up, and performed like a
supercharged car should on the test track. Seat pushing
acceleration, rail like handling, and quick stopping were the norm.
All functions were performing as they should, and it is a smooth
highway cruiser with low noise factor.
A nice example of the new version of the GTO even though someone
would have to tell me it's a GTO if the badges were not there.
Holden/Euro styling has taken over, and now we have an aero car
with a big mill. Which in the entire picture is not too bad! And
it's a little throwback to the early GTO muscle that roamed the
streets of the past.
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-5.7L LS1 V8 350hp
L-Elisabeth, South Australia Assy Plant
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.