Beautiful, interesting, and extremely rare - although a tribute the
1973 Pontiac GTO was a one-year-only style with only 4,806 ever
produced. So the bold paint, A/C interior, big 400ci V8, and extra
performance components makes this one of the coolest GTO tributes
out there, and one of the meanest for the money.
The right Pontiac offers plenty of speedy good looks, as well as a dash of premium in its appearance. That's why we know you're attracted to this coupe. There have been some serious investments to get this car into superior condition. The high gloss yellow looks incredible, clinging to the A-body sheetmetal with hardly a ripple or wave to be seen. The black vinyl roof might show the luxury end of this Pontiac, but the front NACA ducts leave you with no question about its performance car nature. This hood artfully ends in the split grille up front, with a Pontiac chevron in the center, and simple GTO badging - just the way they've been doing it since the first one hit the streets in '64. The same goes for the artful use of brightwork. Minimal trim means the emphasis stays on the body curves. But as a true American cruiser, there's still flash from the mirror-like chrome bumpers, which match the shine of the 17-inch torque thrust-style wheels.
Bucket seats in a full-sized A-body would become an endangered species in the years to come, but in this GTO they're part of the factory package. Today, they still look a fresh as if this was 1973, and the coupe was sitting in the Pontiac showroom. The center console looks just as fresh, and everyone loves the look of how the wood paneling from here matches the accents on the door panels and dash, for a true '70s premium feeling. This quality continues on the three-spoke steering wheel with even more wood trim. Beyond that is a nice set of round factory gauges, which is joined by an auxiliary trio to give you the most accurate readings. But, the features you're going to love the most starts with the power windows. With the touch of a button, you can have all the windows down, and then crank the original AM/FM stereo for some period-correct cruising. And because the air conditioning is blowing cold, you can stay cool while looking cool.
When you open the hood, the subtle blue glow of the engine block let's you know the right kind of V8 is in the engine bay. And with the rest of the components looking so honest and clean (right down to the shining Pontiac air topper,) it's the kind of honest presentation you can be proud to show off. But there are some upgrades to this one, too. The 400 cubic-inch V8 already has serious power to keep this GTO motoring, but now it has received go-fast upgrades like an Edelbrock Performer intake and long tube headers. That last one not only adds power, but also it gives added growl to the dual exhaust w/chambered mufflers. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end can easily handle all the power you want to put to the streets. But there's another side to this GTO. The automatic transmission, combined with power steering and front disc brakes, also means you also have an easy any time cruiser.
You can call this car a bumblebee or a goat, but really, the rarity of a 1973 GTO would almost makes it a unicorn. That's why you know you need to hurry before this one-year-only GTO clone is in someone else's garage. Call now!!
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