1964 pontiac gto history book

Used 1964 pontiac values select a 1964 pontiac model below to get used tradein values and retail prices. Pontiac g5 pontiac gto pontiac g6 pontiac vibe pontiac torrent pontiac grand prix pontiac montana sv6 pontiac firebird. Delorean built a car that not only launched an entirely new market, but also started an automotive revolution. Find 1964 pontiac gtos for sale on oodle classifieds. The complete book of pontiac gto gives you a yearbyyear, modelbymodel exploration of the worlds first muscle car, all in full color photography, most of which has never been published. Search preowned 1964 pontiac gto listings to find the best local deals. Stepbystep captions accompany color photos and keys to restoring a gto to factorynew specs, and come from an editor of the official pontiac gto newsletter. The 1964 gto is a landmark car, and this book goes well beyond the glossy overview in other books. Jan 16, 20 i thought youd like a look at this nicely restored and modified 1964 pontiac lemans. Although the pontiac gtos existence was born of original thinking, its name was not. Worldwide vintage autos is pleased to present this 1965 pontiac gto history t. The definitive pontiac gto guide 19641967 is another great book from cartech. Pontiac gto projects for sale barn finds page 3 of 9.

This gto has a laser straight body with a glossy black paint finish, red. There are 76 1964 to 1965 pontiac gtos for sale today on. Buyers lined up in droves to purchase the 32,450 gtos produced during the 1964 model year. The complete book of pontiac gto gives you a yearbyyear. It also reshaped pontiac s image of a company producing stodgy, lumbering fullsize cars into a highperformance youth brand. It did not take pontiac and its competition long to realize the gto was a smash success. The 1964 gto vehicle identification number vin started with 82, while the 1965 gto vin started with 237. Get the inside story of the long and distinguished history of pontiac s gto on the streets and race tracks of america as statham traces the evolution of the gto from 1964 74 through all models, including the tripowers, ram air models, royal bobcats, the judge and more.

The gto was the first of the supercar genre and was supported by creative marketing programs. Pontiac gto 1964 1974 provides a bumpertobumper look at every component that makes the gto a classic, from the distinctive taillights of the 1964 gto to the radial tuned suspension of the 1974 model. Pontiac gto restoration guide, 1964 1972 motorbooks workshop 9780879389536 by zazarine, paul and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at. Sep 15, 2018 bring the history, equipment, and options of the 1964 1967 pontiac gto into sharp focus with this indepth, nutsandbolts guide. Pontiacs major muscle machine is followed through development to the street, strip, and track. Our website offers seamless ordering anytime, and with the exception of business critical personnel, the majority of our customer service, call center sales staff marketing and related support are officially connected and working from home as of monday, march 30, 2020. The release of pontiacs gto rocked the performance car world in 1964. The hagerty classic car valuation tool is designed to help you learn how to value your 1964 pontiac lemans and assess the current state of the classic car market. There is tons of race history included with the car along with a large inventory of parts.

Every model since 1964 by tom glatch is a big, definitive, yearbyyear, modelbymodel exploration of the worlds first muscle car, all in fullcolor photography. Find 1964 to 1965 pontiac gtos for sale on oodle classifieds. Each volume in the in detail series provides an introduction and historical. Gm engineers bench marked the sound of the 1964 gto held in the pontiac historical collection, as well as other ls1powered vehicles, while working with the exhaust vendor to tune the system. Bring the history, equipment, and options of the 19641967 pontiac gto into sharp. The complete book of pontiac gto by tom glatch and bob lutz. In 1969, probably the most famous version of gto in its entire history was launched. It can be argued that cars such as the light 1949 oldsmobile with its new rocket v8 or the 1955 chrysler 300 hemi v8first massproduced 300horsepower carwere. How to restore your pontiac gto 1964 1974 goes beyond the usual auto restoration guides to discuss how to restore everything from the body and trim to brakes, chassis and steering. An american automotive milestone, the 1964 gto contained several highperformance components floorshift, highperformance suspension, 389 v8 engine, quick steering and dual exhaust. This is the only way to know if a 1964 or 65 gto is authentic. Pontiac gto 5 out of 5 stars 2 product ratings 2 product ratings pontiac gto definitive guide 1964 1967 book bonaskiewich. Original owners manual and warranty book with the protect o plate.

The godfather of muscle cars that sparked a revolution the 1964 pontiac gto was released on october 1, 1963, and fired up a tripowered 389 cu. Fickle buyers had once again demanded larger compacts and so, the intermediate abody car was born at gm, which included the new chevrolet chevelle and malibu and which also replaced the prior bopers. The legendary 1964 pontiac gto kicked off the wild 1960s muscle car market with a roar and made detroit the world center for affordable highperformance cars. Pontiac gto definitive guide 1964 1967 book bonaskiewich fits. The 1966 gto was slightly bigger than the 19641965 gto. As part of the muscle cars in detail series, this book delivers a comprehen. The complete book of pontiac gto new big, definitive. Sometimes cars come along that are an open book, and their history can be quite easy to trace and to verify.

The pontiac gto judge was actually an option package which consisted of a new 400 cid v8 with a ram air intake that was delivering 366 hp. One of the most fascinating stories to come out of detroit during the muscle car era of the early1960s and 1970s. Sometimes cars come along that throw up a bit of a mystery, and this pontiac gto is just more. If you enjoy the videos and would like to sponsor me on patreon, my creator link is on my car story were in subu.

Choose mileage and options to get your 1964 pontiac gto 2 door hardtop book value and price. The official start of the golden age of the american muscle car is debatable, but many point to the moment the 1964 pontiac gto went on sale. Fits 196577 chevy impala, chevelle, camaro, nova1, pontiac gto, firebird and many gm a, f, x body vehicles. Displaying 1 15 of 39 total results for classic 1964 pontiac gto vehicles for sale.

Facts and tidbits are jam packed into this wonderful guide. Filled with beautiful photos of amazing pontiac gtos. Join millions of people using oodle to find unique used cars for sale, certified preowned car listings, and new car classifieds. This 1969 pontiac gto judge convertible was originally built at the baltimore plant and shipped april 22, 1969, to bowan mclean motorcar company in vancouver, british columbia. The pontiac gto is an automobile that was manufactured by american automobile manufacturer pontiac from the 1964 to 1974 model years, and by gms subsidiary holden in australia from the 2004 to 2006 model years. For the 1964 and 1965 model years, the gto was an optional package on the intermediatesized pontiac lemans. The gto was one of the great automobiles that was introduced in 1964 at the start of the muscle car revolution that began in earnest during the middle 1960s. All in detail series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at. Gto production for 1965, more than doubled over 1964 figures, 75,352 was the final tally. In 1964, a group of passionate and slightly rebellious men at general motors pontiac motor division led by john z. Phs will produce the copy of the factory invoice or billing history for the car as well as a letter decoding its options. The big bang in the evolution of modern muscle cars is the 1964 pontiac tempest gto. History of the 19641967 pontiac lemans this era of the pontiac tempest and upscale lemans was a huge turning point for pontiac.

Highly recommend all cartech books but this one is a must have for any pontiac gto enthusiast. Originally just a trim package available on the pontiac tempest, the gto offered a 389 ci v8, firmer suspension, limited slip differential, and a fourinthefloor manual transmission as an optional upgrade. Year by year, component by component, youll discover a comprehensive and useful guide on factory specifications for restoring, reenergizing, and simply. The gto moniker was borrowed from ferrari, which had a short production run 40 of sports racing cars of the same name starting in 1962. From 1964 until 1973 he was closely associated with the pontiac tempestlemans, and after 1974 moved to the pontiac ventura platform. As a secondgen fbody car, the trans am featured refined styling, handling, and ride, but still retained brutish power. When the 1964 gto was released it created a frenzy, its performance and handling were among the best in its day. Each volume in the in detail series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an indepth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. All new performance power steering gear box has a quick 12. Pontiac gto restoration guide, 1964 1972 motorbooks workshop 9780879389536 by zazarine, paul and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Used 1964 pontiac gto for sale with photos cargurus. Even though advertising support was practically nonexistent.

Pontiac gto design was developed by engineer russell gee, the engine by bill collins, and the chassis by pontiac chief engineer john delorean. Gto, 1964 1967 muscle car color history paul zazarine on. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. The 1964 gto is a landmark car, and this book goes well beyond the glossy overview of other books about this car. All in detail series books include an introduction and historical overview. Pontiac expert and longtime writer david bonaskiewich reveals the hardware under the sheet metal. Classics on autotrader has listings for new and used 1964 pontiac le mans classics for sale near you. Pontiac expert and longtime writer dave bonaskiewich delves deep into the gto model and its history throughout this 192page paperback guide. The first generation of the gto was the first muscle car produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. Bring the history, equipment, and options of the 1964 1967 pontiac gto into sharp focus with this indepth, nutsandbolts guide. Return of xander cage, in theaters today, take a stroll down memory lane with the pontiac gto, the granddaddy of american muscle cars the official start of the golden age of the american muscle car is debatable, but many point to the moment the 1964 pontiac gto. The effort was made to make the new gto invoke the same sound as the original while still meeting the noise threshold required by some states. The hardcover of the the complete book of pontiac gto. Get the inside story of the long and distinguished history of pontiac s gto on the streets and.

The gto in 1966 became its own model no longer an option package on the tempestlemans. So it was fitting that pontiac made the last legitimate muscle cars of era. Explore what makes the 1964 pontiac gto an automotive icon with this thorough look into the trendsetting vehicles origin, components, racing heritage, legacy, and more. Sure, hot rodders had been dropping large engines in intermediate cars for decades, but never before had an automaker installed such a powerful engine into such a lightweight platform. Explore what makes the 1964 pontiac gto an automotive icon with this thorough look. Find new and used 1964 pontiac gto classics for sale by classic car dealers and private sellers near you. Pontiac ushered in the muscle car era when it introduced the midsize 1964 gto with a 389. Every model since 1964 complete book series glatch, tom, lutz, bob on. The complete book of pontiac gto gives you a yearbyyear, modelbymodel exploration of the worlds first muscle car, all in full color. This is an amazingly clean and well detailed frame off restored car.

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