Immaculate show stopping 1970 Pontiac GTO, the car is all numbers matching believed to be original mileage of 38,452 miles.
In 1964, a group of passionate and slightly rebellious men at General Motors' Pontiac Motor Division led by John Z. Delorean built a car that not only launched an entirely new market, but also started an automotive revolution. The car was the Pontiac GTO, and it quickly became a thing of legend.
The GTO is the car that's widely credited as the first true American muscle car, and it was built with a formula that hot rodders and racers had already been using for decades — a bigger engine in a lighter car.
Driven partly by its performance and partly because of a very effective marketing campaign, the GTO quickly become a sales success, and thus launched the journey of one of America's most iconic automobiles. Soon, other brands — both from within General Motors and all across Detroit — wanted to get in on the action, and the muscle car era was born.
The 2nd generation GTO appeared in 1968, with the entire GM A-body platform getting a complete redesign, and the GTO was no exception. With a sleek new shape that featured a body-colored Endura front bumper, the '68 GTO was awarded Motor Trend Car of the Year, with 1968 marking the second highest year ever for GTO sales.
With little change in 1969, sales and popularity continued, when for 1970, the GTO saw significant styling changes with new quad headlamps and more aggressive body lines. The standard spec engine was still the revered 400 cubic inch Pontiac V8, and still with a healthy 10.25:1 compression in 1970 could hold its own with any of the big cube engines of the local competition.
The car we present here is a stunning all numbers matching example, beautifully maintained and all original except for an external repaint in its original GM Starlight Black.
Under the hood this GTO is running its original 400-4bbl V8 rated at 350hp, and GM stalwart TH400 heavy duty automatic transmission through to a 3.23:1 Safe-T-Track rear end.
It is absolutely loaded with desirable factory options including bucket seats, centre console, rally gauge cluster with clock, power steering, air conditioning, tinted glass, AM/FM radio and tape player, power disc brakes, rear spoiler, RAM AIR bonnet scoops with cold air intake activated from under the dash, and hood mounted tacho to top it off.
The glorious interior is all original including original seat facings, headlining, dash pad, dash and gauges, rear tray, belts, carpets and door cards. The genuine rally wheels and trims are like new, as are the T/A Radials.
Imported into NZ 10 years ago by the current owner, and located in Auckland. A truly magnificent muscle car, a pure muscle icon anywhere in the world. Available for inspection by appointment.
(AMCS Ref. 5748)
Please note AMCS can arrange door to door transport and delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
19 A - Starlight Black
254 - Red