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.
There are few things simultaneously more romantic and idiotic than taking a road trip in a beaten-down heap of a car. Trust us. We know. David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of Hot Rod Magazine fame recently undertook an epic trip from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles with the express goal of doing so for under $1,500, including the purchase price of a vehicle, food, lodging, repairs and, most importantly, fuel. With this in mind, the duo settled on a 1972 Pontiac Catalina for a lofty $650. Hilarity ensues.
Realizing that no one actually wants a Catalina sulking around the shop, Freiburger and Finnegan put the car up for auction on eBay Motors the instant they had the title in hand. By the time they rolled into Hot Rod HQ, the vehicle sold for a little over $500.
The video is part of a new series called Roadkill that should document similar adventures. Keep your eyes peeled for more calamity-soaked clips in the near future. In the meantime, hit the jump to check it out yourself.
We'll be honest: the actual cars in Jerry Seinfeld's hit internet series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, typically take a back seat to the celebrities in the front row. Seinfeld usually throws in a few lines about his classic wheels in the first minute or so, and then moves on to the important business of sprightly conversation and pithy one-liners. It's great.
This time around, with legendary motormouth Howard Stern riding shotgun, the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge that might have been a co-star, gets forgotten about almost completely. Instead, Stern spends a tremendous amount of screen time extolling the virtues of his therapy sessions, attempts to dive into Seinfeld's prowess as a lover and generally makes a nuisance of himself. Pretty much to plan, then.
Scroll below to hear Howard accuse Jerry of acting like Jesus, just before declaring himself the greatest radio personality in the history of the business.
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.