Pontiac’s GTO is widely credited as the car that really kicked off the muscle car craze. Created by the legendary John Z. DeLorean, the name was inspired by Ferrari’s 250 GTO, and the GTO was meant to offer accessible street performance to anyone who desired it. The GTO was voted Motor Trend’s Car Of The Year in 1968. Want a slice of the action? Why not check out this 1969 Pontiac GTO Coupe? It’s been owned for 49 years by the seller, who’s had it since he was sixteen! With a healthy 85,000 miles on the odometer, this North Carolina car has received a full frame-off restoration as well as rebuild of the numbers-matching motor and transmission.
This 1969 Pontiac GTO Coupe belongs to the second generation of the GTO nameplate that ran from 1968 to 1972. It wears a blue paintjob that is its original color, but was repainted around fifteen years ago, and rolls on a nice set of alloy rims wrapped in white-lettered Goodyear tires. This car also has the desirable hide-away headlamps that give the front a meaner look when they are not in use. The seller reports that this GTO was restored to be as original as possible, and it shows. The interior wears a blue color theme as well, and was re-done at the same point of time as the exterior paint job, around fifteen years ago. It’s got front bucket seats with console, wood-trimmed dash and gear knob and full instrumentation. The seller reports that this example does not have AC, and that the AM/FM radio is installed but does not function. Pop the trunk and you’ll see the original spare wheel tucked in.
The Pontiac GTO always came with some spicy engine options, and this 1969 Pontiac GTO Coupe has a lovely 400ci (6.6L) Pontiac V8 rated at 350hp when new, that sends drive to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic gearbox. The numbers-matching engine and transmission reportedly have only around 5,000 miles on them since the rebuild. This GTO also comes with factory optioned power steering and power brakes.
Car Location: North Carolina Seller reports he has owned this GTO since he was 16, owned for 49 years Reported to be a numbers matching motor and transmission Original color reported Full frame off restoration reported 5000 miles reported on rebuilt motor and transmission Repainted original blue roughly 15 years ago Interior redone around the time of paint, roughly 15 years ago Original spare tire included in trunk Automatic transmission No A/C Power steering - factory option reported Power brakes - factory option reported Seller restored this GTO to be as original as possible AM/FM radio - original but does not function Front bucket seats w/ console