Rare Column Auto: 1967 Pontiac GTO

The 1966 model year was always going to be tough to follow as Pontiac’s GTO set a sales record. Although the total dropped significantly for 1967, it wasn’t a disaster for the final year of First Generation production. Our… more»

1 of 1,036: Last Year 1974 Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO would enjoy an 11-year run and was the sales leader in the mid-size muscle car market at times. But things had changed by the early 1970s and the demand for fire-breathing automobiles was off. After a… more»

Driver-Quality Restoration: 1966 Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO achieved legendary status as enthusiasts recognized it as the first genuine muscle car. Tidy examples are highly sought because the early GTO offers a perfect blend of looks and performance. This 1966 model recently emerged after… more»

Parked for Three Decades: 1970 Pontiac GTO

Some restoration projects are straightforward, while others require a deep commitment from an owner. This 1970 Pontiac GTO fits into the second category because no aspect of this classic has been immune from deterioration since it started hibernating more… more»

Final Outing: 1974 Pontiac GTO

With sales of its mid-size muscle car – the GTO – on the skids through 1973, Pontiac shifted the auto’s focus to competing with compacts like the Plymouth Duster 360. It was now an option on the Ventura, which… more»

1-of-50? 1969 Pontiac GTO “The Judge”

Words like “legend” and “iconic” are bandied around the classic scene with such monotonous regularity that some enthusiasts cannot help but become irritated by their use. That is understandable, but it is sometimes unavoidable. They are ideal for describing… more»

“The Judge” Project: 1969 Pontiac GTO

Once the leader of the pack in the 1960s muscle car movement, demand for the Pontiac GTO started to decline in the late 1960s. The competition was fierce, and Pontiac began to look for ways to entice more buyers… more»

Eye For Detail: 1970 Pontiac GTO “The Judge” With 53,142 Original Miles

It is common for classic cars to lose some of their original parts as time passes. However, this 1970 Pontiac GTO “The Judge” deserves special mention due to the owner’s eye for detail. It would be easy to mistake… more»

One-Year-Only Ventura Package: 1974 Pontiac GTO

The 1974 Pontiac GTO was the last one before the car took a lengthy hiatus, with the name not revived again until it made a brief comeback nearly 30 years later, but the fifth-generation Goat didn’t stick around for… more»

Tri-Power Project: 1964 Pontiac GTO

This first-year GTO got restored some number of years ago and then left outside to the elements. So, some attention will be needed now with the body as well as the drivetrain. It has the desirable Tri-Power 389 cubic… more»

Affordable Pioneer: 1964 Pontiac GTO

Although it sometimes ignites debate, most classic enthusiasts consider the 1964 Pontiac GTO as the “father” of the muscle car era. Certainly, there was no disputing its performance credentials. However, with many of the 32,450 cars produced during that… more»

Solid Warehouse Find: 1970 Pontiac GTO

Considered by many to be the godfather of muscle cars, the Pontiac GTO hit the scene in 1964. As a performance version of the mid-size Tempest, the GTO was promoted to series status from 1966-71. This 1970 Bermuda Blue… more»

No Reserve 1966 Pontic GTO Tri-Power Convertible

It can be hard to ignore a desirable classic when an owner lists it for sale with No Reserve. When the car in question features a coveted drivetrain combination, most enthusiasts find their defenses weakening significantly. That could be… more»

Muscle Car Swan Song: 1974 Pontiac Ventura GTO

From a peak of more than 96,000 cars in 1966, production of the Pontiac GTO fell to just over 7,000 copies in 1974. The muscle car craze of the 1960s/1970s had passed and the GTO quietly slipped into the… more»

Numbers-Matching Tri-Power! 1964 Pontiac GTO

With the fanfare Pontiac’s muscle car ended up receiving in its own right, looking back it’s kind of hard to believe the GTO actually started out as just an optional package for the LeMans.  But what a fine package… more»

33k Mile 1970 Pontiac GTO “The Judge”

If the GTO wasn’t as tough as nails, to begin with, Pontiac added The Judge edition in 1969 with standard Ram Air induction. Unfortunately, the muscle car market peaked for most brands in 1970 and The Judge would only… more»