This is the one you've been waiting for!!!! Less than 40k miles Stock untouched motor and tranny King Springs (The ONLY progressive rate drop springs to use on these cars, imported from Australia, has a slightly stiffer than factory ride), 460 from JHP Extra set of BRAND NEW rear King Springs, 280 from JHP K&N CAI JBA Exhaust (Really nice growl as RPM's increase, nice burble when compression braking, absolutely no droning -extremely quiet- while cruising down the highway), 40-3110, 550 from JEGS GMM Ripshifter, installed (hands down, the best shifter ever made for these cars, imported from Australia), 40202, 477 from JHP Original shifter, not installed Royal Purple fluids (Rear differential and transmission) JHP Gauge Pod 34405R(factory wiring harness equipped), 679 from JHP Factory cover where the gauge pod is now Pedders HD strut bushings and bearings installed (Replacements for the notorious stock bushings that collapse) Pedders poly radius rod bushings installed (Stiffens up the caster when accelerating and braking, a must for these cars) Predator Diablo Tuner Infinity speakers (All door speakers replaced, original stock stereo and subwoofers remain, sounds MUCH better than stock) 18" factory wheels Factory SAP grill (Yes this an OEM part, good luck finding one cheap ANYWHERE!) Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires with LOTS of life left (Very quiet, sticky tires with a long wear life) Sales brochures from 2004, 2005, 2006 and paint samples Two sets of keys, each with the glove box key Original lugnuts with factory plastic covers LS2 T56 6 speed Cyclone Grey Metallic High book on this car is 15,900. There is well over 3000 just in extra parts that comes with it. Do the math. This is a good deal. Overall, I rate this car at a solid 9.5 out of 10. It's not perfect, but with the low miles it's the nicest example I've seen for quiet some time. I have taken excellent care of it and never raced or abused it. I would drive this car anywhere at a moments notice, it's just that reliable. I purchased this car from the second owner in Houston, Texas with 14,900 miles on it. If you want an unmolested example of the best of the modern GTO's then look no further. All of the upgrades are simply to make the car drive and ride better (like it should have from the factory) while still keeping it as close to original as possible. I'm not driving it, but I do have the car for sale locally and might put a few more miles on it for test drives and such.
2006 - Pontiac Gto on 2040-cars
Sun City, Arizona, United States
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General Motors has made a science out of sharing platforms. So when the company's Kappa platform was introduced for a new rear-drive roadster to be distributed across three different motor divisions, you'd have figured the program was pretty safe, right? Unfortunately for the workers at the Wilmington Assembly Plant which manufactured the Kappa roadsters, those three divisions were Pontiac, Saturn and Opel - three units which the General has either sold or shut down. Which is a shame, because a perfectly good rear-drive roadster platform is a heck of a thing to waste.
In one of the strangest rumors we've heard recently, however, our compatriots over at Jalopnik report that the DeLorean Motor Company (yes, that DeLorean Motor Company) is considering buying the plant and the platform from GM and putting it back into production as a new DMC.
As much as our digital lives have cut down on our trips to the post office, there are still times that sending "snail mail" is necessary. With us car lovers in mind and philately in their hearts, the good folks at the United States Postal Service will introduce a new stamp design called "Muscle Cars" starting on February 22.
Designed by artist Tom Fritz, the new collection of stamps consist of five classic muscle cars: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1967 Shelby GT-500, 1966 Pontiac GTO and 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda. In addition to just the stamps, the USPS is also commemorating the new series with plenty of collectable memorabilia. Previous car-related stamps include 50s Sporty Cars from 2005 and 50s Fins and Chrome from 2008.
General Motors is recalling around 38,000 Pontiac G8 sedans from its 2008 and 2009 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the cars may have a passenger-side airbag flaw that might prevent proper deployment in certain scenarios.
According to NHTSA, the airbag might not adequately protect a fifth percentile woman - that is, a woman around four-foot, 11-inches weighing 108 pounds. The New York Times indicates that the anomaly was found during a crash test conducted by GM's Australian branch, Holden, which was testing the G8's twin (read: Commodore) for head injuries. According to that report, the test in question is specifically tailored to simulate injuries to females, so the results do not apply to men or children.
The issue has been blamed on a seat position sensor that governs airbag deployment rates. NHTSA indicates that when the front passenger seat is moved all the way forward, the faulty sensor may inappropriately trigger a 30-millisecond delay between airbag stages, potentially leading to greater injuries.