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: 1

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: 5

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: 26

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: 191

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: 376

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: 782

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: 1230

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: 1226

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: 925

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: 1373

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: 1764

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: 2059

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 Gray Ghost Rides Again views: 7

I’ve got plenty of stories on the way from this year’s Reunion, but I want to start out with a look at one of my favorite cars of the event. It’s not a Ferrari or a Porsche, but a Pontiac – a 1964 Tempest to be exact. If you are familiar with the history of […]

1980 Pontiac Sunbird 4.3 Turbo views: 30

Pontiac built the Sunbird from 1976-1994, and offered a turbo version from 1984-1990. None of them made the power that this 1980 Sunbird does. The 1978 and 1979 Sunbird came with an optional 305 V8, but for 1980 it only offered the 3.8L V6, and a 2.5L I4. The builder of this car swapped out […]

Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept views: 265

For most car enthusiasts, their ultimate dream car is something that does (or at least likely could) exist. But, for a few dreamers, the possibilities go beyond the possible to a place few people, if any, had imagined. Freelance Russian designer and photographer Kasim Tlibekov refuses to let the brand die in the hearts and […]

1973 Warhorse Pontiac Trans Am views: 538

Meet the Warhorse – A 1973 Pontiac Trans Am. We’ll let the original builder tell you about it: Let me tell you about our car. It’s a 1973 Trans Am, my wife’s birth year. It was originally a cameo white with deluxe white interior, 455ci, 4-speed car. We have done our best to stay true […]