The Pontiac GTO is considered by many the first true muscle car. Whereas other manufacturers were concentrating on their fullsize lines, Pontiac saw the potential for dropping a big block engine into an intermediate frame and marketing it at a budget price. Pontiac sneaked past the GM restriction on this combination by making the GTO an option on the Tempest model, creating the hottest performance machine yet.
GTO is the monogram for the most famous muscle car in high-performance automobile history – the Pontiac GTO. Also known as “The Legend” and “The Great One,” GTO is the car that started it all. Prior to 1964, performance cars were full-size hardtops and sedans with the largest displacement engines available. They were a little slow off the line, but once all that sheet metal and chrome got rolling, they pulled like a freight train. Hot rodders had known for years that you could go even faster if you put those big engines in smaller, lighter cars. This was the thinking for the new GTO.
Pontiac made the GTO its own model for 1966 and was rewarded with sales of 96,946 units, the highest ever for a true muscle car. The GTO was restyled with gourgeous coke-bottle contours with the roof and taillights receiving the most attention. Undaunted by the death of their tri-power setup, for 67 Pontiac unveiled an all new 400 cid enlargement of the 389 cid engine. The rear and grill were restyled again and the new 400 cid engine was available in economy (255bhp), standard (335bhp), High Output (HO) (360bhp) and Ram Air (360bhp) versions. The tiger could still roar.
This 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible is in outstanding condition inside and out. The exterior is Cameo White with a Dark Turquoise vinyl interior and black power soft top. Under the hood sits a 400 C.I. V-8 with upgraded MSD Ignition and a 3 speed automatic His/Hers Hurst Shifter. Options include: Pwr. brakes, Pwr. steering, Pwr. Soft Top and in-dash Alpine CD Player. This stunning example runs and drives very well. Thousands of dollars invested over the years in the frame-off restoration. The undercarriage, engine compartment and trunk are as nice as the rest of the car. Classic American Muscle, extremely collectible.