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Lot 110

1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible

  • Chassis no. 125441

Sold for $52,250

360 hp, 400 cu. in. V-8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, turbo Hydramatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115"

• Only 500 miles since total restoration by GTO expert Jim Mott

• Ex-Pontiac factory show car

• Won “Best Restored” at the Pontiac Nationals

In late 1963 John DeLorean and his engineering team developed the GTO as a performance option for the lightweight Pontiac Tempest, circumventing GM’s prohibition of engines over 330 cubic inches in their intermediate models. Powered by a tuned 389-cubic inch V-8 engine, the GTO combined great acceleration, aggressive handling and handsome styling. The GTO option attracted 32,540 buyers in 1964, and according to legend Pontiac received 5,000 orders before the GM brass even learned of the car’s existence!

By 1966, the GTO was elevated to series status and received a handsome restyling, featuring “Coke bottle” lines. The standard 389-cubic inch engine was tuned to belt out 335 horsepower, and the Tri-Power option bumped output to 360 horsepower. A feared competitor on the street and drag strip, the GTO was a huge success for Pontiac, with 1966 sales reaching a high of 96,946 units. For 1967, engine displacement was increased to 400 cubic inches, and while Tri-Power was dropped, horsepower ratings remained unchanged. While many competing automakers responded with their own mid-sized performance cars, the GTO was the standard against which all the others were judged.

This regimental red GTO with a matching interior and a white soft top has only traveled about 500 miles between shows since its fully documented total restoration by Idaho GTO specialist Jim Mott. In June 2002 it won “Best Restored” as well as a “Gold Level” award at the 23rd annual GTO AA International Convention. Sixteen factory options are listed on the original window sticker, including turbo-Hydramatic transmission, power steering and brakes, tilt steering, air conditioning, push button radio, exterior remote control mirrors and front and rear seat belts.

As the extensive photo record on file indicates, this GTO retains all of its rust-free factory body panels as well as the originally coded engine block and transmission.

Although the spectacular restoration of this “Goat” was completed some eight years ago, it remains showroom-fresh and ready for its next round of trophies.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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