This vehicle is displayed in our San Carlos California Showroom (650) 326-1000.
The Big Bang in the evolution of modern muscle cars is the 1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO. This is where it began: a midsize automobile with a big, high-power V-8 marketed as an integrated high-performance package -- the very definition of the muscle car.
To create the GTO, Pontiac sidestepped GM's prohibition on intermediate-sized cars having engines over 330 cid. In a ploy that didn't require corporate approval, Pontiac made its 389-cid V-8 part of a $296 option package for the new Tempest. The name Gran Turismo Omologato was boldly appropriated from the Ferrari GTO. Roughly translated, it means a production grand touring machine sanctioned for competition.
What it all amounts to is this is THE muscle car that will perfectly round out your collection. You will immediately be drawn to this GTOs stunning grenadier red paint.Most likely, you will not believe that this is in fact a 20 year old paint job! Equally impressive is how pristine the frame and body is. It is a testament to high quality prep work and how the owner has taken care of the car.In fact the whole car was frame-off restored almost 20 years ago.
We have some PHS documentation showing that this was originally a 4-barrel, 4 speed GTO.Original color was grenadier red with red interior.It currently has a tri-power set up on its original motor to give it that extra wow factor.Recently a number of items were freshened up, most notably the new Tremec 5 speed transmission, Eaton Posi with 4:10 gears, suspension with all new polyurethanes and boxed control arms.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this beautiful example.
392 - Radio - Pushbutton & Manual Antenna
421 - Windshield Washer & Dual Speed Wipers
424 - Instrument Panel Pad
462 - Deluxe Wheel Discs
471 - Lamps-Back Up
601 - Console
604 - Clock Electric
701 - Safe-T-Track Rear Axle