Body Type:Hard Top
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: RWD
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Rare factory Marina Turquoise, Turquoise interior and Ivory vinyl top. 66' date coded 389 engine professionally rebuilt to stock specifications, date coded 66 Tri Power induction system with rebuilt and re-calibrated Rochester carbs with bills to show, rebuilt power steering box, new engine bay wiring, date coded and NOS parts throughout, new heater core, all new fluids, stainless tips, new gas tank, lines, radiator reconditioned and powder coated, new GM hoses, tower clamps, new brakes, lines and clips, master cylinder, brake booster, original 3.23 rear gears rebuilt, transmission rebuilt, suspension rebuilt, new shocks, end links, poly bushings, etc.,
Chassis & Body:
PPG Base Coat/Clear Coat, bare metal re-spray, correct code L Marina Turquoise, professionally color sanded and polished, dash area color sanded and polished, original 1/4 panels, original floors, date coded glass, all exterior trim re-polished or re-plated, new door handles, new weather stripping, emblems, mirrors, bumpers, headlights, headlight bezels, wheel lip moldings, new Year One Ivory vinyl top, exterior amber lenses replaced, all new 14x7 Rallye 1 wheels, new trim rings, caps and lugs, new Coker Silvertown Redline tires.
New Ames seat covers, correct code 220 Turquoise, 80/20 loop carpet, dash face restored to new, all gauges in working order, reconditioned and working retractable deluxe seat belts, new sill plates, pedal trim, package tray, restored center console with working vacuum gauge, deluxe custom wood wheel restored, new door handles, trim screws, GTO embroidered floor mats, repro rubber floor mats, restored original Delco AM radio, all interior lights in working order, new interior wiring, inner door mechanisms, restored original jack set, new Ames trunk mat with spare tire cover, absolutely nothing left untouched.
Documentation: Pontiac Historical Services documentation, receipts and assorted awards. Also, original 4 bbl intake comes with the car.
When it rains, it pours. General Motors has announced yet another major recall, covering 1.3 million units in the American market over concerns that the power steering could suddenly fail. As reported by The Detroit News' David Shepardson, GM has now recalled nearly ten times as many cars as it did all of last year.
It's important to note that should this problem arise in these cars, the steering won't fail completely, however, power steering could suddenly stop functioning. Manual steering would still be possible, but as GM says, there's an increased risk of accidents, particularly at lower speeds.
Like the ignition switch recall, this latest problem covers a wide range of vehicles from Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac. Normally, we'd give you the full rundown in paragraph form, but the variety of models and model years means a list is just easier. So, have a look, directly from GM's press release:
Ford buyers appear to love their cars more than customers of any other automotive brand, returning back to the American automaker when it comes time to purchase their next vehicle. According to a study by Experian Automotive, six of the top 10 vehicles for customer brand loyalty wear badges from the Blue Oval. That includes the Ford Fusion (62.4 percent), Ford Edge (57.9 percent), Ford Five Hundred/Taurus (56 percent), Ford Freestyle (51.9 percent), Ford Escape (49.4 percent) and the Ford Focus (47.57 percent).
Other vehicles making up the top 10 include the Toyota Prius (52 percent), Chevy Impala (51.7 percent), Toyota Camry (47.8 percent) and Toyota Corolla (47.56 percent). This brings up an interesting question: With the closing of automotive brands like Saturn and Pontiac, where are those buyers to turn for their next automotive purchase?
Apparently, not back to General Motors. According to Experian, Pontiac owners are most likely to look to the Ford lineup for their next car or truck and Saturn shoppers will switch to Toyota or Honda - not particularly surprising given that Saturn was meant to compete with import brands. Experian predicts that GM's overall market share will fall from 20 percent to about 17.5 percent, with most of the slack being picked up by Ford, Honda and Toyota.
Here comes the Judge. Court is in session. The verdict is in. How many more tired clichés can we come up with? It hardly seems to matter, because it's happening: Trans Am Depot has announced via the teaser video below that it is launching a 2014 GTO, complete with Carousel Red (bright orange, really) paint and full Judge badging.
The car is based on Trans Am Depot's 6T9 Goat, which, in case you don't get the reverential references, is meant to mimic the look of the 1969 Pontiac GTO. As with the company's other cars -including the 2013 Hurst Edition Trans Am we recently drove - the GTO will be based on the current Chevy Camaro, which means two doors, V8 engines and rear-wheel drive, just like the muscle cars of days past.
As for actual details of what's under the 2014 GTO's hood, we're completely left hanging. We'd expect some sort of power adder (turbo, supercharger or possibly some other form of a highly massaged version of the Camaro's V8), and we certainly know that GM has any number of hi-po crate engines to choose from.