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Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO was a muscle car from Pontiac manufactured from 1964 to 1974. Many consider it to be the first true muscle car, since it was the first based on a mid-size platform rather than the full-size cars that earlier performance models had been based on. The nameplate was revived in 2004.

Pontiac got the name from Ferrari's GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato). Actually omologato (or homologated in English) means that the model is truly a production car, there having been at least a hundred made certainly the case with the Pontiac GTO. Unusually for such a Detroit marketing ploy, a conscientious Pontiac employee actually went through the proper steps to have the car homologated by the FIA, so that it was possible for the occasional GTO to compete in a European sports car race, where they made a fairly good impression for themselves considering their size and weight. The car was nicknamed "The Great One" by Pontiac, and "the Goat" by fans.



Pontiac GTO 1964 - 1974

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Top Three Pontiac GTO Books From Amazon


Pontiac GTO (Hardcover) This book is definitely one of the best books written on the Pontiac GTO. It combines great photography with a good chronological story on all the GTO's from 1964 to 1974. Excellent read! (Amazon Customer Review)

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Original Pontiac Gto: The Restorer's Guide 1964-1974 (Hardcover) I found this book to be an excellent source of information for any GTO enthusiast. It has a great combination of numerical facts and figures, little known facts and restoration information, and plenty of photos of GTO's from the common driven restored cars right up to the rarest nut and bolt restored examples. (Amazon Customer Review) Small Image



Pontiac Gto Restoration Guide 1964-1972 (Motorbooks Intl Authentic Restoration Guides) (Paperback) I have found the book very helpful on many occasions and if you have a GTO you care for you'll probably find it similarly helpful. If you have a GTO you don't care for, seek help, it's probably still okay. (Amazon Customer Review)

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