For Sale: 1972 Pontiac GTO in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Here's a real-deal 1972 Pontiac LeMans GTO with its desirable numbers-matching Y-code 455ci V8. This one has a story to tell about power and rarity, and so it was given an extensive restoration that makes people want to know all they can about this bright and pristine hardtop.

Pontiac fans know why these '72 coupes are so collectible. After all, it's the final year for the legendary second generation that established the GTO as the true blacktop king. And for the lucky few who knew how to manipulate the LeMans order sheet, there was the big Y-code motor. It was such a rarity that this is one of only 240 made! And that number gets even smaller with this car's unique story. When looking for true rarity, we love things like an early production car (November 1971) that has the early 140 mph speedometer. And it was also ordered with nearly every option in the book. But what makes this even more exceptional is that it was a Canadian car... and not too many of these ever made their way north of Detroit. The full story that we're told is that it was a company car lease, and the executive liked it so much that he bought it. The car was stored for decades before being resurrected and restored in 2006. The result is a coupe that is the right mix of long-term respect and proper investments to be a unique stunner. And this '72 deserved to be treated with reverence. The extra-wide dual grilles want to consume the lesser cars in front, and the same goes for the wide ram air hood scoops. There are sporty details, like the color-matched front end, wide rear spoiler, quad exhaust tips, and iconic Rally II wheels with raised white letter tires. The factory-correct Cameo Ivory has a glossy and impressive finish thanks to a professional respray during the restoration. And the full-length stripes look terrific as they add to the sporty style and showcase the straightness of the sheet metal.

The story about long-term storage supports the idea that the low odometer represents the full actual mileage, and the exceptional condition of the highly original interior also backs up this feeling of less use. This was an executive's car, and so it came with nearly every option available - including power windows. Bucket seats, a center console w/floor shift, sports steering wheel, and full gauges w/tach are all part of a great driver's package. While this is quite stock, the attention that this unique classic has received means that anything that was not up to standard was replaced correctly (like the headliner.) Everything is clean and correct, right down to details, like the working dome light and AM radio. But as you look at the classic 8-track player, you'll also spot the one unmistakable upgrade: an EFI controller.

Under the hood is the special Y-code 455 cubic-inch V8. It has a stock and clean look just like the rest of the car, and this freshness is part of its true secret. There was one more power upgrade above the Y-code in '72, and so the Y-code was the rarest because it was in the middle of the motor lineup. But we're told this numbers-matching unit was professionally rebuilt in 2014 and they upgraded the performance to be a true top-dog. So while others will marvel at the classic Pontiac turquoise block and true Ram Air intakes, you'll be the one to know it also has the extra muscle within. And because this is a big power GTO, you know you'll want to drive it. That's why you have the right supporting investments, like a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system for the best in power and consistency. And the numbers-matching TH400 three-speed automatic transmission was rebuilt around the same time as the motor. Plus, with power steering, front disc brakes, boxed rear trailing arms, and sway bars front & rear, this is an all-around great driver.

A cool real-deal GTO like this needs the right paperwork, so you get the original warranty card, owner's manual packet, build receipts, and PHS Documentation. Something this unique and powerful won't stick around long, so don't miss your chance. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Pontiac GTO
  • Listing ID:CC-1559817
  • Price:$59,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Cameo Ivory
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:49069
  • Stock Number:7117-CHA
  • VIN:2D37Y2P132923

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