The GTO started life as an options package to get around GM’s ban on high performance cars, but the GTO was a true performance machine. We rarely find GTOs hiding in old barns, but this 1969 GTO is one of the few we’ve ever come across. It can be found here on Spokane, Washington’s Craigslist with an asking price of $7,200 OBO.
This Goat has seen better days, but it looks solid and could be a good starting point for a project. The seller states that the car came from the factory wearing Palladium Silver paint, but it’s currently painted black. These cars look great in black, but we would want to return it to its original color.
The heart of this GTO is Pontiac’s 400 cui V8, which was rated at 350 hp. The seller claims the engine runs and that the car even drives, but it is definitely going to need some work before being put back on the road. The GTO may have started life as a performance option for the Tempest, but the huge success of the GTO showed GM’s Top Brass the need for such a car and by ’66 they approved it as a model.
We are fans of the GTO and would love to see this car back on the road, but without inspecting this car in person it would be hard to tell if it’s worth the seller’s asking price. If there is any serious rust, this car maybe past the point of being a realistic project. Hopefully someone will be able to get this Goat for the right price and will get it back on the street where it belongs. Would you restore this Goat or make it drivable and leave it rough and dirty?