Pontiac GTO

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2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept
2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept

2004 Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac GTO by on November 12, 2017 • views: 11

Royal Oak , Michigan – GM’s Performance Division unveiled the Pontiac GTO Ram Air 6 Employee Enthusiasm (EE!) concept vehicles at the 2004 Woodward Dream Cruise. Created for show purposes, the vehicle was completed by GM employee volunteers using parts donated by GM Powertrain, GM Performance Parts, and GM Design Center. The 2004 Pontiac GTO […]

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1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour
1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour

1968 Pontiac GTO Pro Tour

Filed in Pontiac GTO, Pro Tour by on November 12, 2017 • views: 353

The beauty you see here was built by MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon as their personal “shop car”. The first recorded history of the GTO dates back to the early 1980’s when Rick, a customer of MetalWorks, purchased it for $2,500. After about 3-years of ownership, Rick had a blue velour interior installed […]

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1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 4-Speed

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on October 24, 2017 • views: 65

The 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge came with a window sticker just below $5,000. That was a lot of money in 1970. Cars are not the best investments. It’s been common knowledge that cars depreciate as soon as you drive them off the lot. It takes a long time before a car goes up in value, […]

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SLP 421 Bobcat GTO
SLP 421 Bobcat GTO

SLP 421 Bobcat GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on September 16, 2017 • views: 201

Nicely integrated and fully functional intake slits on the SLP hood give a hint to the hidden power of this Goat. “This thing really shines on the winding roads, and there’s nothing like rowing through the six-speed while listening to the rumble of the exhaust.” -Robert Hamblen Back in the ’60s—a decade marked by the […]

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1974 Pontiac GTO
1974 Pontiac GTO

1974 Pontiac GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on August 27, 2017 • views: 389

Most hobbyists consider the GTO the vehicle that launched the musclecar era. Its recipe of a large-displacement engine in a relatively small body was an immediate success, and most other manufacturers quickly followed suit. In later years, however, emphasis was redirected from performance to fuel economy and emissions, turning most performance cars into little more […]

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1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO
1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO

1970 Laguna Blue Pontiac GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on July 6, 2017 • views: 870

Here’s another classic GTO with modern muscle. This 1970 GTO sports a 450 horsepower LS1 GM v8 mated to a 4L60E overdrive transmission. The transmission is shifted to a Lokar shifter, and the power is sent to a the rear tires through 3.73 gear and a posi-trac differential. A dual exhaust with long tube headers and […]

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USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 – U2 Chaser
USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 - U2 Chaser

USAF Pontiac GTO / G8 – U2 Chaser

Filed in Pontiac G8, Pontiac GTO by on May 29, 2017 • views: 1405

Riding a wingspan roughly as wide as a 10-story building is high, the U-2 pilot, insulated in a full pressurized flight suit and astronaut-like helmet, grips the stick and makes a final check on his alignment with the runway. The Lockheed spyplane is in the final seconds of a long, high-altitude recon mission overflying volatile […]

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1968 Royal Bobcat GTO
1968 Royal Bobcat GTO

1968 Royal Bobcat GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on May 29, 2017 • views: 1303

This 1968 GTO Royal Bobcat was Ordered new from Royal Pontiac by Arnie Beswick for original owner Mike Rutherford. This High Performance Conversion at Royal was performed by Milt Schornack and Dave Warren and it is a Documented Royal Bobcat 428 conversion. This GTO Royal Bobcat was the March 1968 Popular Hot Rodding magazine cover […]

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1965 Merlin GTO
1965 Merlin GTO

1965 Merlin GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on April 25, 2017 • views: 985

We call this beast the 1965 Merlin GTO, because it’s home to a 632 cubic inch Merlin V8 cranking out 850 horsepower! The engine was built by Bill Michel of Hard Core Racing. The engine uses Merlin severe duty valves, Vasco Jet valve springs, Harland Sharp roller rockers, and 10 degree titanium retainers. The ignition […]

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The Crow Is Back – Taking on Gas Monkey Garage
The Crow Is Back - Taking on Gas Monkey Garage

The Crow Is Back – Taking on Gas Monkey Garage

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on March 8, 2017 • views: 1385

In December we paid tribute to Justin (Big Chief) Shearer and The Crow (his 1972 Pontiac LeMans) that was destroyed last November in a violent crash. We’re excited to report that The Crow is back, and while the original Crow’s body was pretty much destroyed, Big Chief was able to salvage the doors. As you can […]

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1964 Raybestos GTO
1964 Raybestos GTO

1964 Raybestos GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on February 15, 2017 • views: 1946

When Raybestos Brake & Chassis decided to have a one-of-a-kind version of the iconic 64 GTO built as a give-away car, they turned to the talented crew at HRC&C (Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle ). HRC&C is known for crafting over-the-top street rod chassis and therefore built a stout, unibody-style frame that mounts a proprietary […]

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Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Road Racing GTO
1964 Road Racing GTO

Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Road Racing GTO

Filed in Pontiac GTO by on January 3, 2017 • views: 2297

Now, there’s something you don’t see everyday – a 1964 Pontiac GTO outfitted for road racing, equipped with a carbureted LS3. Reminiscent of the early days of Trans-Am series racecars, this Pontiac GTO is a modern marvel with a dose of nostalgia. Don Stellhorn is the owner of this masterpiece of a GTO and he […]

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The Silver Dollar Pontiac views: 14

Nudie Cohn, the famed “Rodeo Tailor to the Stars,” first gained prominence in the early 1950s as the personal tailor for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, making national headlines with the $10,000 gold lamé suit he created for Elvis Presley in 1957. From the 1950s to the 1980s, requests for Nudie’s work piled up from […]

1971-1972 Hurst SSJ Grand Prix views: 15

The Hurst Performance Research Corporation gained notoriety in the mid-’60s producing factory-installed and aftermarket manual and automatic transmission shifter components. But in the late-’60s, Hurst’s popularity soared due in part to its partnership with Oldsmobile and the modifications made to models like the 4-4-2 that resulted in the Hurst Olds and other musclecars. It wasn’t […]

Richard Petty NASCAR Grand Prix 2+2 views: 13

You probably already read our article about the 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2. This NASCAR-spec 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Aerocoupe was professionally set up for show and competition by Mike Mulchany Motorsports. Built on an original Banjo Mathews rear steer chassis (serial number 1181), it uses a professionally built 358 CI Chevrolet small block […]

700 Horsepower Pontiac Solstice views: 161

Pontiac introduced the 2006 Pontiac Solstice as a $20,000 sports car capable of competing with the Mazda Miata, and an affordable option over the BMW Z3/Z4. Getting an affordable sport car to market meant using as many pre-existing parts available in the GM parts bin. That meant an IRS shared with the Sigma cars; backup lights from […]