All Original Muscle: 1969 Pontiac GTO

Reader Sal P found the holy grail of survivor muscle cars stashed in this garage! Somehow this 1969 Pontiac GTO survived being buried in this garage with only a few cosmetic issues. It’s covered just 85k miles and is wearing its factory original Limelight paint. The engine had been pulled out for an undisclosed reason, so Sal had to rebuild it to get it back on the road, but it’s now a beautiful driver. Seriously, if you’ve been on the hunt for a survivor grade muscle car, you will want to take a closer look at Sal’s ad via the link below!

What Makes It Special? This 1969 Pontiac GTO has been off the road since 1982 and still retains its original Limelight Green paint and original interior. Numbers matching engine and trans along with the unrestored nature of the vehicle make it a true one of a kind.

Body Condition: Only rust is in the front fenders at the bottom behind the front wheels. No other rust in the car. A couple dings here and there from being stored in the garage for 30 years. Original paint shines and does not show age since the previous owner was meticulous about waxing with a silicone based product.

Mechanical Condition: The freshly rebuilt engine runs strong. The car goes down the road straight with ease.

  • Asking Price: $29,500 OBO
  • Location: East Greenbush, New York
  • Mileage: 85,000
  • Title Status: Clean

Seller’s Listing: Here on craigslist

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  1. 86 Vette Convertible

    love it. Been a long time since I saw one that looked this good, and I grew up with them. I realize it’s not perfect, but then again who is?

  2. Dave brennan

    Hate to see something this nice so close that I can’t afford!!!

  3. Andre

    Quick note.. might want to add if ya row your own gears or if it’s auto. Maybe I’m blind but didn’t see it in the ad.

    Wish I could say I was in the market and one, or the other, was a deal breaker :)

    • Hugh

      Image 17 clearly shows it’s an automatic

  4. RoughDiamond

    That ’69 is definitely a rare find. Nice to see the factory in dash tach. Apparently that was a popular color back in the day. I’ve always been partial to the clean look of the hidden headlight option. The Seller states in the listing “We have many, many GTOs” so maybe others will be posted for sale on Barn Finds too.

    • Blaine

      Tach in dash looks like a aftermarket tach not original factory tach

      • Superdessucke

        Definitely not the factory tach. They stuck an aftermarket tach in the bezel. Still, I will give a lot of credit anyway because it doesn’t have that ridiculous Hood Tach. Pontiac sold like 33 of them originally because they were goofy and awful, but now every single over-restored GTO on the planet has one. Kudos to this car’s owner for resisting that ridiculous trend! Thank you.

    • William Decker

      Disagree, in my searches, the ’69 model year is by far the most common for the GTO.

      • Nick P

        Don’t know where you’re searching. 66 was the most common year for the gto.

      • Sal Pezzolla

        Actually, based on production numbers the 1969 GTO is the 5th most produced year out of the 11 years. The production number breakdown in order from lowest to highest production is as follows… 1973-4806, 1972-5807, 1974-7058, 1971-10532, 1964-32450, 1970-40149, 1969-72287, 1965-75352, 1967-81722, 1968-87684, 1966-96946. As you can see by these numbers the 1969 GTO is not atop the “most common model year for the GTO.” Thank you for viewing the car and contributing to the post with your opinion.

        Sal P

  5. Beatnik Bedouin

    Nice Goat. My mother had a ’68 LeMans coupe (350/320HP+TH300) in that colour with a black vinyl top and interior. It also had the Rally II wheels.

    Andre, there’s a pic on the seller’s craigslist ad that shows it’s an auto (TH400)…

  6. DRV

    This is exactly how I remember this year GTO looking. Not everybody bought the tacky at the time visual packages. It is in the most desirable overall patina to me also. I would even leave the dent and rust.

  7. Gaspumpchas

    This might be from a deal where a couple guys bought a barn full of GTO”s..something like 17 of them If you are looking for a goat, contact them, They have restored a few of them to Flawless, concours quality.
    Good luck, this one is a looker…is the location O’Kennys???


    • Sal P

      GPC, where are you located at? You should like you’re within a short drive from me. I’d love to meet up and discuss cars with ya. Gimme a call and we can discuss some things. (518) 860-5718

      Sal Pezzolla (Sal P)

  8. Troy s

    Straight up muscle car, no fancy color or out of site decals, got cool rims and plenty of snap under the hood straight from the factory. Sweet machine!

  9. JoeNYWF64

    Are the ’70-3 firebird endura noses more likely to crack today than the ’68-70 lemans/gtos with them?

  10. William Decker

    Nice, but it is my least favorite year of GTO. Overpriced by $5,000.

    • Nick P

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion. It’s simply a matter of whether others agree or not.

    • Sal Pezzolla

      Pricing a vehicle like this is extremely difficult since there are no comps or “book value.” I’m glad that you value this vehicle in the mid 20’s even though it is your “least favorite year” because that means I’m not too far off with my asking price. Your opinion further strengthens my opinion about the value of the vehicle. Thanks for your post.

      Sal P

    • Paul

      Overpriced by $10,000

  11. Tom

    What’s with that engine pic? The car looked interesting until I saw that, which to me, is often an indication of the truth about the rest of the car.

  12. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Wow…have to invest in one of those California Cover’s Eastwood’s sales ….usually when I pull mine back it doesn’t look so polished.

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