Starting life as a hopped-up Tempest, the 1964 Pontiac GTO featured a 389 V-8, heavy-duty suspension, quick steering ratio, dual exhaust, and a floor shifter. Equipped with this performance package, the GTO set itself apart from other pedestrian coupes of the same era, and it made history. Many regard it as the first muscle car. As muscle car wars reached fevered pitch, the GTO would establish itself as one of the most prominent performance cars of the era, and from 1964-1972, more than 500,000 GTOs were built.
You are shown different levels of restoration and afforded the information to select the right type of restoration for your particular car. This book covers how to verify the authenticityof your particular car, the most desirable models to restore,and option information. Like our other Restoration Series books, this new entry focuses on the actual hands-on, howtoprocedures for restoring a GTO to its original condition.Each chapter illustrates the key procedures for completing aspecific portion of the restoration project with detailed captions and color photographs.
How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration ? engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior andtrim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to assess your facilities, ability to do the work, and then determine the best course for completing thework. Sourcing and selecting the best parts for your restorationis also covered. If you are restoring any GTO of this time period, this book will be a valuable resource for years to come.
? Currently there is not a step-by-step Pontiac GTO specificrestoration book on the market.
? Key sections will provide step-by-step restorationprocedures so owners or restorers can confidently completeeach job.
About the Author
Currently, Don Keefe is editor-in-chief of Smoke Signals magazine, the Pontiac-Oakland Club International?s monthly publication. He is also a contributing editor for High Performance Pontiac and is a former editor-in-chief of the now defunct Pontiac Enthusiast magazine. Don is an authority in the Pontiac muscle car community and has restored Pontiacs himself.
Author: Don Keefe
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Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 398 B&W photos
Printing Status: In Print
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