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For Sale: 1972 Pontiac GTO in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1972 Pontiac GTO Tribute

The Pontiac GTO of 1968-72 embodies just about everything that was fantastically ridiculous about American muscle cars. Bright colors, loud graphics, monstrous size, powerful engines, a hood-mounted tach, and a rear spoiler that doesn't really do anything-the GTO's got the goods. The second-gen GTO also has the pedigree of a great name; the original GTO of 1964 is widely credited with sparking the muscle car craze in the first place.

For consignment, a LeMans dressed as a GTO. A lesser known fact from 1972 is that the GTO was an options package on the LeMans so detecting a true goat is not as simple as reading the VIN. Enduro Bumper, Ram Air Hood, a Judge rear spoiler, and retina searing Cardinal Red paint make for one nice tribute at a fraction of the cost of a real one.

Cardinal Red from the body matching bumper that surrounds the grille and forms the iconic Pontiac "beak" to the dual cowled Ram Air hood, scooped fenders, flowing rear quarter panels, and a straight door in the center, it's all bathed in it. Add in a snappy rear wing from a GTO Judge and some GTO decals on the rear quarter panels and trunk lid to bring the GTO effect right into being. The rear bumper remains in pristine mirror-like chrome condition, and the taillights are embedded into it. A few dents and dings and slight scratches are noted throughout as is evidence of body filler and some bubbling, particularly on the lower panels but overall, very nice paint. A black vinyl top highlighted by snappy bright stainless trim adds an air of distinction to the roof as do the 15-inch Rally II wheels which are wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial TA tires.

A swing of the doors and we are in black vinyl nirvana and all is very well inside here. The door panels are clean and sport some stitching and chromed accenting in the form of a bezel for the outside mirror toggle actuating handle which is missing, GTO badging, and window crank. Panning to the passenger area, more beautiful black vinyl seats, a split bench in front, and a bench in the rear, and nary a mark on any. These seats float in a sea of jet-black carpet all in excellent condition. Fronting all this menagerie is an original black padded dash with a protective carpeted topper and a nice central wood applique for the gauge cluster. Speaking of the cluster, it doesn't stray from the GTO format with full gauge monitoring and factory tachometer. Just to the right are the chrome knobbed slides for the heater controls and below in a silver panel is the factory AM/FM radio. Bringing up the bottom of the dash is a trio of added aftermarket gauges to help monitor engine vitals. Just above this sea of black is a tight clean headliner in black with factory shoulder belts and working dome light.

Flipping the hood and we are licking our chops with all the under the hood goodies to which our wandering eyes can behold. The 350ci V8 awaits us in its steel blue wonder of paint. Feeding this mill its mixture of air and fossils is a single 4-barrel carburetor attached to an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold and the numbers matching TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is strapped to the back. Out back is a 10-bolt 2.78 Safe-T-Track rear axle.

Independent with coil springs up front and a 4 link with coil springs keep this tribute on the ground in front and back. Power disc brakes up front and power drums for the rear bring you and your passengers back from warp speed nicely and safely. The frame and floor pans are solid, and sound and we note slight surface rust on the usual suspects. We see headers snaking down from the engine bay and feeding the exhale into Flowmaster mufflers before ending in turned down tips under the rear valance.

Our muscle car aficionado and master decoder fought tooth and nail to get into this example, so I let him do it out of concern he was going to have a temper tantrum if we did not! Anyway, he found it a pleasure to drive, it handled nicely for him, and had wonderful acceleration although his words were slightly different (something about balls?). Anyway, all worked, and he thoroughly enjoyed his time on the test track. A very well sorted tribute ready to be driven.

Tribute cars are a great way to enjoy the muscle car scene without worrying about the high purchase cost, fear of a scratch or ding, or ruining a piece of history. Our consignor has all the right boxes marked off on this GTO wanna be, and no disrespect is meant in that statement. The styling cues are there, Ram AIr hood, Endura nose, proper graphics, and that groovy spoiler. What else is there to say other than "Life is what you make it", so why not make it great in this GTO tribute from 1972.

27-2 Door Hardtop
M-350ci V8 2bb 160hp
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
186076-Sequential Unit Number

ST 72 23527-1972 Lemans 2 Door Hardtop
BDY P200678-Pontiac Body #
TR 256-Black Morrokide Vinyl
PNT 75B-Cardinal Red, Black Vinyl Top
04D-4th Week April Build
A52-Bench Seat

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Pontiac GTO
  • Listing ID: CC-1578748
  • Price: $28,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:GTO
  • Exterior Color:Cardinal Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:129838
  • Stock Number:3768
  • VIN:2D27M2P186076
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