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  • Date Of Publication: September 2018
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The Definitive Pontiac Gto Guide: 1964-1967

  • Barcode: 9781613253854
After a brainstorming session, Pontiac executives and engineers decided to slot a 389-ci V-8 into the intermediate- sized Tempest against GM rules and the GTO was created. Little did they know what a profound impact that decision would make. The GTO would become a sensation and later was recognized as the first muscle car of the 1960s. Visionaries Pete Estes, John DeLorean, and other key Pontiac executives knew the youth market was waiting for a bold, lightweight sporty car. When their staff toyed with the concept of putting the large V-8 in the car, Pontiac executives jumped on the idea to meet that perceived market demand. Pontiac had a high-performance street car that could light up its tires and outperform the vast majority of the cars on the road. It also reshaped Pontiac’s image of a company producing stodgy, lumbering full-size cars into a high-performance youth brand. Pontiac expert and long-time writer Dave Bonaskiewich delves deep into the GTO model and its history, bringing the equipment and options of this iconic muscle car into full focus. He reveals the hardware under the sheet metal: the V-8 engines, manual and automatic transmissions, rear differentials, interior options, color codes, and so much more. The GTO stands alone in the annals for muscle car history. Not only did Pontiac create a classic muscle car, it created the muscle car blueprint that other Detroit manufacturers followed in the years to come. A glossy surface overview of this iconic model does not do it justice. If you have been searching for the in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to GTO equipment and options, you need look no further. • Provides an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the equipment and options on early classic GTOs • Is an essential guide for verifying authenticity and options of any 1964–1967 GTO • Contains all paint codes, interior colors and options, and other trim options

Author: David Bonaskiewich

Author Bio: Since he was very young, Dave Bonaskiewich has hadan unbridled enthusiasm for cars. His father was a mechanicwho was fond of Fords, but was supportive whenDave developed a strong interest in Pontiacs during histeenage years. Together, they rebuilt his first car, a 1970LeMans, which Dave continues to drive every chancehe gets. He has contributed many feature articles forHigh Performance Pontiac, Smoke Signals, TimelessMuscle, and Poncho Perfection magazines.

ISBN: 9781613253854

Publisher: CarTech

Binding Type: Paperback

Illustrations: 450 photos

Language: NA

Pages: 192

Printing Status: In Print

Edition: NA

Country Made: NA