Fuel for 71 GTO 455


Asked by Jun 08, 2017 at 06:06 PM about the 1971 Pontiac GTO

Question type: General

I just inherited my dad's 1971 GTO and am
wondering what the best fuel I should run. I
live in Alberta Canada if that makes any

7 Answers


Premium. If it still pings you may need to retard the timing and use an octane booster.

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thats right....if you have any speed shops around you you can get a drum of any type of fuel you want.. if there are no emissions laws..for that car look for 100 oct...

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Post a photo of the car!


I don't have the car home yet, I am still trying to find a reasonably priced way to get it shipped from Nova Scotia to Alberta.

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He bought this car brand new in '71 and has owned it ever since. All the serial numbers of course match and it is absolutely mint. It was his baby and I am proud to call it mine now.

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Take good care of it. That car is a prize.

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WOW! My mother had that exact car and color combo back in '71 right down to the Rally II wheels. Hers, unfortunately only had a base engine but was sweet to drive. Can't imagine the fun you are having while driving and preserving this 455 car. Give her all the octane you can get!

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