1967 Pontiac GTO
The GTO-perhaps the most significant automobile that was never supposed to be. Among the more interesting details in the GTO's defining history is that the car slipped through the cracks in a corporate edict that performance cars were strictly off the menu.
Nevertheless, as sales began to list it became clear that Pontiac's salvation may come in the form of a product oriented toward the growing market of younger buyers. By 1962 Pontiac proceeded with the experiment with the desired results: increased sales. Hurst shifters began to appear on floor mounted manual transmissions and larger more powerful engines began to find their way into many other GM models.
Spearheading this radical effort was the then Pontiac chief engineer John Z. DeLorean who insisted that performance and styling would sell cars. DeLorean designed the GTO but Pontiac General Manager Elliot "Pete" Estes is credited with pushing the idea through the politics at GM. Regardless, the birth of the GTO represents the true beginning of the Muscle Car era%u2014a movement which still enjoys tremendous popularity.
Wildly popular upon its introduction, the GTO was hailed as an instant classic, and to this day, the GTO remains near the top of the chart as among the most sought after and collectable cars of all time.
This 1967 Pontiac GTO is finished and gorgeous Gulf Turquoise over a very nicely kept and almost entirely original Turquoise interior. The car had a frame up restoration a few years ago and is a nicely presented high-condition driver that would be the perfect candidate for local shows and cruising.
The Goat came equipped from the factory with the desirable 4-Speed transmission, disc brakes, power steering, Rally Gauge package, console, bucket seats, and the Saf-T-Track-HD rear end. The engine is a date code correct 400 CI engine that was equipped with the awesome Tri-Power set up during the 2007 restoration.
The car drives out wonderfully on the local roads and also out on the highway. If you are looking for a car that can be enjoyed the way these cars were originally intended to be, look no further that this fantastic GTO.