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1969 Gto Judge Exterior Options
Members,I have been looking over many of the 69 Judge pics you have posted.In 1979 my 2nd ride was a 69 Judge I bought for $600.00. Man, I wish I could find that exact car today. Anyways,MY car had hi...
Would putting a hood tach, be a plus our minus for my standard 69 gto, in regards to resale? It has a tach in dash already but is pretty puny. Also has spoiler so already not stock.
How Much Is A 1966 Gto Worth In Need Of Restoration?
non #'s matching. it has a 68 400 running good in need of trunk and floor pans complete. has all glass plus all new used glass ready to install. typical rust in window channel and rockers . car has al...
Did the my regular GTO have the options of a spoiler and hood tach?
1972 Pontiac 2d67t2
Yes it Is titled only Pontiac the top comes off and to make a La Mans sport a Gto is coad T Y or X. It is all mach numbers and origanal. Full GTO. All the corect parts rear end to sway bars. Ins...
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About the Pontiac GTO
John DeLorean was good at finding loopholes, for which Pontiac should be forever grateful. Unwittingly launching the muscle-car era back in 1964, the GTO came into being despite a mandate from General Motors brass that it was dispensing with race-car production and putting restrictions on engine sizes. In an attempt to boost Pontiac's performance branding, DeLorean experimented with putting the big-block 389 V8 engine that sat in the full-size Bonneville into the midsize Tempest. He got around GM's restrictions by offering this engine as an option only -- thus the loophole, and thus the birth of the GTO.
The GTO name, stolen from Ferrari (Gran Turismo Omologato) has become synonymous with Pontiac and with street-racing performance. It lasted until 1974, either as its own model or an option package for the Le Mans, featuring a stiffer suspension, larger brakes and anti-sway bars, dual exhaust, dual hood scoops, and a V8 that started life at 325 horsepower, reaching its max 350 hp with the Ram Air scoops. Sold as a coupe (and briefly as a convertible), the GTO became the stuff of Mopar legend, still sending chills up spines at the mere mention of its name today. Sadly, the 1970s gas crisis neutered the GTO, as it did many muscle cars of the era, and the nameplate disappeared in 1974.
Although several attempts were made to revive the performance legend, none came to fruition. Until 2004. Needing a V8 replacement for the discontinued Firebird, Pontiac looked once again to the GTO's reputation for grunt and growling power. Now built as a stand-alone coupe, it was actually a product of GM's Australian subsidiary, Holden. The Holden Monaro got a retuned V8 engine that hit 350 hp and was sold in the U.S. as the Pontiac GTO.
The new GTO's exterior styling lacked the sexiness of most sports cars, with little nod to the muscle-car heritage of the GTO, but the performance was top-notch and got enhanced even more the following year, with 50 more horsepower. Sales were never good, however, and production was limited to a two-year run, though a new 2008 or 2009 GTO promises a sportier fastback design on the all new Zeta rear-wheel-drive platform.