What do you get when you take the GTO and turn it up to 11? Maybe
something like this '67 GTO hardtop. It packs a 535 CI aluminum big
block, a 4-speed, a gorgeous interior, and the right hardware to
make it scary fast YET streetable. If you like the idea of a GTO
that takes no prisoners, this incredible red Goat won't
The red paint is bright and beautifully applied, but it's really the stance that grabs your attention first. There's no mistaking the GTO DNA at work here, from the stacked headlights and mesh grilles to the beautiful Coke-bottle shape. The paint is indeed worthy of scrutiny, a beautiful show-quality finish that's deep and lustrous and is exactly the right color to grab everyone's attention as you cruise into the show. There are plenty of trick details, ranging from the custom hood scoop that clears the monster engine but still looks enough like the original scoop. You'll also note that the GTO badges are actually painted on, a trick that only becomes visible upon close examination. All the factory chrome and stainless trim remains intact, so it has a very correct look, but nobody's going to mistake this for a stocker.
The beautiful Parchment bucket seat interior has plenty of race-grade hardware, but at the same time, it was obviously built for the street. All the soft parts are new and correct reproductions, so it looks right, although the red "GTO" embroidered on each headrest is a nice touch. There's also a 4-point roll bar behind the seats which provides the perfect place to anchor the 4-point harnesses. But make no mistake, this is a street car, so it also has cold A/C, a powerful AM/FM/satellite/iPod/Bluetooth stereo system, power windows, and a tilt steering column. The factory gauges are joined by a set of Auto Meter dials tucked under the dash and there's a trick Hurst Pro shifter between the seats. That red box is the control system for the FAST fuel injection system, and if you look closely, you'll also see the switch for the Gear Vendors overdrive unit. The trunk is fully customized with more parchment panels as well as a custom 'BAAD GOAT' emblem which adds a custom touch.
The hardware is what truly makes this car special, and the 535 cubic inch Poncho under the hood is extremely impressive. Built by Kauffman Racing Equipment, it's an all-aluminum block filled with a Bryant steel crank, Lunati rods, and a set of Ross aluminum pistons. There's an Edelbrock hi-rise intake up top, which is home to the FAST fuel injection system that makes it feel a lot more streetable than its specifications would indicate. Everything is race quality, from the braided steel lines to the big electric fans keeping it cool. Of course, there's plenty of polished aluminum and chrome to dress things up a bit, but we're pretty sure everyone's jaws will drop just from the hardware itself. The transmission is a built TH400 3-speed automatic linked to the aforementioned overdrive unit, while a Ford 9-inch is filled with a Detroit locker, 4.11 gears, and 31-spline Moser axles. A custom front suspension uses A-arms and coil-overs, as well as power rack-and-pinion steering, while the rear is a 4-link setup. There's a Wilwood disc brake at all four corners and the exhaust system uses custom dumps just ahead of the rear tires. One-off Boyd Coddington wheels add an industrial look and carry 215/55/17 front and giant 305/45/18 rear drag radials.
This is race car performance packaged as a street car, and thanks to the wonders of fuel injection, you'll be shocked by how well it works. Better still, it's all wrapped in show-quality bodywork that will make everyone stop and stare.