The Pontiac GTO is often credited as being the very first muscle-car. This reportedly numbers-matching example has received a refurbishment that included a respray in Rouge Ferrari, re-trim of the interior in factory red, and a rebuild of the factory optioned 389ci V8 engine — with fewer than 400 post-refurbishment miles. Other desirable factory options include a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering, rally gauge cluster and tachometer, and chrome engine covers. Some choice upgrades such as a retro-style Kenwood stereo and dual 3-inch exhausts further enhance this already-stunning automobile. This GTO is ready to roar for the next owner for many years to come.
|Location||Milltown, New Jersey 08850|
|VIN / Chassis||237675P261028|
|Exterior Color||Rouge Ferrari|
|Title Status||Clean (New Jersey)|
|Loan Status||No loan|
This reportedly numbers-matching GTO has reportedly had less than 400 miles added after a refurbishment that included a respray in the Rouge Ferrari, re-trim of the interior in factory red, and a rebuild of the factory optioned 389ci V8 engine. Desirable factory options include a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering, rally gauge cluster and tachometer, and chrome engine covers. Upgrades include a retro-style Kenwood stereo, all-aluminum radiator, Cragar Super Sport wheels, and dual 3-inch exhausts further enhance this already-beautiful automobile.
The Pontiac GTO project was spearheaded by Bill Collins, Russ Gee, and John DeLorean, and many feel it launched the muscle-car genre. Thanks to a loophole in GM’s internal structure, the Pontiac team were able to shove the 389ci big-block V8 engine into the smaller chassis and a legend was born. For 1964 and 1965, the Pontiac Tempest was available with the GTO option package, as seen on this example. Starting in 1966 the GTO became a stand-alone model. Five generations of GTO exist, with production ending in 2006 and the Pontiac brand itself being closed-down in late 2010.
Below is a list of options, per the images of the factory order sheets and Pontiac Historical Society documents, as seen in the gallery below and the main gallery:
GTO option package
389ci V8 engine
optional 4-speed Synchromesh transmission
Sports type springs and shocks
Special 7-blade fan and fan clutch
Chrome air cleaner cover
Chrome rocker arm covers
Windshield washer and dual speed wipers
Lamps - back up
Rally gauge cluster and tachometer
Chrome Cragar Super Sport wheels
Kenwood digital AM/FM audio unit and matching speakers
Auxiliary under-dash gauges
Hurst competition plus shifter
4-into-1 long-tube headers
3-inch stainless steel exhaust system (dual outlet)
All aluminum radiator
3.08:1 final gear ratio with open differential
Front disc-brake conversion
Schumacher under-hood battery tender
Per the seller, service records under his ownership along with records from the refurbishment performed under the prior owner are provided. Images of the records folder are shown in the gallery below along with a receipt for recent service performed.
September 2021 - 84,127 Miles
Replace driver side front brake caliper assembly
Bleed brake system
The following imperfections are noted and images are shown in the gallery below and the main gallery.
Several exterior paint-chips are visible
Scratches under GTO badge on passenger rear 1/4 panel
Corrosion on inside of passenger door
Service records since 2017
Pontiac Historical Society build documentation
1965 Pontiac Tempest Shop Manual
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