1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible Re-Creation
Every era has to have a beginning, and what is widely regarded as the "Muscle Car Era" began with this car-the legendary 1964 Pontiac GTO. Borrowing from the hot rods of the 1950's, domestic automobile manufacturers installed large, powerful engines into their production sedans and coupes. These beasts ruled the road for about eight years until perceived safety issues regulated them out of existence.
The GTO, or "goat", was an optional trim level of the LeMans. This car originated as a LeMans convertible and was painstakingly recreated into a GTO. Great care was taken to add the distinguishing badging and insignia that was included in the original trim level.
1964 Pontiac LeMans Convertible transformed into a 1964 GTO
In October 2002 Ebay had the car FOR SALE:
“1964 Pontiac LeMans Convertible-Vehicle Description
Rare 1964 LeMans convertible. Second owner. Car was driven to Tucson when new and has been here ever since. New convertible top, top lift cylinders, and top lift pump about 3 years ago. Body nearly perfect, as are chrome and stainless. No rust. New shocks, springs, tires and brakes. Rebuilt steering gear box. Recovered front bucket seats; rear seat in excellent original condition. Carpet like new. Original AM radio.
Included with car: Shop manual, hood insulation, complete weather stripping and convertible top boot. Car rides like a dream and turns heads wherever I go.
Vehicle Condition: Needs motor mounts. Needs transmission pan gaskets and oil pan gaskets. Needs paint.“
And so a labor of love begins spending thousands of dollars-around $60,000, only to realize that it is time to part with it after owning it for 10 years.
* The current owner spent $20,000 on that needed paint job.
* The 350 Crate V8 engine is 385 hsp was another $10,000.
* Front Disc Brakes were installed.
* 3-Speed Turbo Hydramatic with B & M floor shifter
* Demon 4 barrel carburetor
* Side Splitter exhaust
* Deltrans rebuilt the transmission in 2003.
* Modern Radio w/upgraded 6 Disc CD player.(Original Radio included)
* Hooker Ceramic headers
* American Racing Mags with Red line tires.
* Positraction rear end from Chevelle
This Night Watch Blue (1965) GTO started in Arizona and came across the country to Delaware. In 1964 & 1965 the powerful GTO was an option in the LeMans series. LeMans was a trimline in the Pontiac Tempest. The Original 6 Cyl LeMans was 140 hsp -17,559 were produced. Many LeMans have been upgraded to GTO status, but it still makes them a collectible.
Le- The, Mans- Men, GTO- Goat, ITS THE MAN GOAT! LOL my sense of humor.
Included in the sale are the original owners manuals, copies of the services and spare parts.
We welcome trades and can arrange financing.