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Barnyard Goat! 1969 Pontiac GTO

When we think of “barn finds”, this car is exactly what many of us picture in our minds – a classic muscle car, needing work, but at a reasonable price. In this case, it’s a 1969 Pontiac GTO and it’s for sale right now, here on craigslist out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, asking a rather affordable $3,500. Big props to Ikey Heyman for suggesting this one to us!

Pontiac produced the original GTO from 1964 to 1974, and they were affectionately known as “goats”. For the first two years, but the GTO was an optional package on the LeMans. From then until 1971, the GTO was its own separate model, and then for 1972 -1973, it was back to an option package. Pontiac also produced a GTO based on the Australian Holden Commodore for a couple of years in the mid-2000s, but we’re not interested in that right now. For the second generation, which spanned 1968-1972, the buyers could have a 400 or 455 cubic inch Pontiac V8, and their choice of three transmissions.

This particular car is apparently the 400, with an automatic gearbox, but we’re not told much more than that. The seller says that it runs, which is amazing given the appearance of the rest of the car. Otherwise, we’re told that it’s complete, but we can see with our own eyes that it’ll need more than a quick cleanup and re-spray.

All in all, for $3500, I don’t know how it’s not already in someone’s garage. As I write this, it’s been listed for four days, and it probably won’t last too much longer, once word gets out.

If I had the resources to fix it up properly, you can bet your butt that I’d be on my way to Tennessee with a car-trailer, singing Ronny & The Daytonas “Yeah, yeah yeah little Gee Tee Oh!” What say, you, good People of the Pontiacs? Would you take the gamble?


  1. Nevada1/2rack Nevadahalfrack Member

    That’s everything and the kitchen sink??

    A lotta work but if you’ve got the money, time and place this could be a Hot August Nights special.

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  2. 68custom

    Lousy pictures, need a closer inspection but it definitely looks like it has plenty of potential. The air cleaner in the back seat does not look right, for that matter does not even look like a GM part. Best of luck to the new owner.

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  3. Troy s

    It’s all there in theory, although every single thing will need help. Being it’s a ’69 it would have come with a 400, no 455’s till ’70. If it had the rare ram air IV we’d probably be looking at another zero on the price tag.
    The last truly muscular GTO left the building in 1972, anything after that was a yoga queen. Those mid 2000 GTO’s were only related in name…..and Chevy powered.

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  4. John Oliveri

    Wish I had the means to undertake this one, cause the Vin tag is worth money, and the car can be saved, those things they called GTO in the 2000s weren’t even good Chevys, not that Chevy is bad, but it wasn’t a Pontiac anymore than any other Pontiac after 1979

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  5. TimM

    I think I’m in to take a chance on this one

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  6. TimM

    It deleted already

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  7. Barry

    High skills and deep pockets required.

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