When Pontiac released the GTO in 1964, it instantly became one of the most sought after muscle cars. The GTO quickly gained a cult following and still has quite the following today. It isn’t often that we come across a barn (or in this case, storage unit) find GTO, so when we do, we tend to get excited about it. This goat has been in storage for 31 years and is in need of a new home, hopefully to someone that will get it back on the road. The seller has listed it here on eBay, with a current bid of $6,600.
We can only imagine how exciting it had to be to slide up the door and find this lurking inside. To get it out of the storage unit the seller had to install different wheels and tires due to dry rot, but the seller claims that the car is very original. We are always skeptical of these claims, but this one looks to be very original. The seller claims the car even still has pressure in the original A/C system.
The inside looks very clean for its age and has minimal wear, but the headliner is falling and needs to be replaced. It doesn’t look like this interior needs any work to be usable, other then the headliner. We love the looks of the red interior with the white paint and the factory bucket seats.
This Goat is powered by the 389 V8, which currently doesn’t run. The seller says this YS code engine is numbers matching. They don’t say whether it’s seized up or not, but hopefully its free. The GTO was offered with two engine options, this being the smaller of the two. The 389 was rated at 335 hp and 431 ft. lbs of torque, which was more then enough to burn the tires off. Our only complaint here is the fact that all that power is running through a two speed automatic instead of a manual, but we are sure it would still be fun.
This Goat cleaned up nicely, but there are a few problem areas that need further investigation. This car is a Florida car, so it has its fair share of rust. The floors and trunk are surprisingly rust free, but there is some ugly cancer around the windshield and in the driver’s side rear quarter panel. If the seller’s reserve isn’t set too high, this car could be a great starting point for a Goat restoration project.