1970 Pontiac GTO
Convertible Car for sale by Hendrick Performance in Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
It's hard to imagine that the Pontiac GTO might never have made it into production. Had it not been for a small group of managers at Pontiac who were also car enthusiasts and visionaries, the GTO might not have been.
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Classic Car Overview
In the ‘60s and early ‘70s “muscle cars” ruled the streets and the strip. These cars were distinctly American. They were fast, loud and went far beyond a basic means of transportation. One nameplate started it all and is widely considered the father of the muscle car. The legendary Pontiac GTO kicked off the wild muscle car market with a roar and made Detroit the world center for affordable high-performance cars. This jaw dropping 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible has been frame-off restored to an uncompromised level of detail and accuracy. The restoration utilized every period correct GTO component available, down to the nuts and bolts. During the restoration, great care was taken to ensure that the car was built back up exactly the way Pontiac would have produced it. The quality of the restoration is nearly flawless inside, outside, and even underneath, with no detail overlooked. In 1970 there were a mere 1,919 GTOs produced with the legendary L75 455 cubic-inch “High-Output” and M21 manual transmission combinations, however only 8% (158) were convertibles and most certainly considerably less in this stunning color mixture of Burgundy over Black. To handle the monstrous 500 foot/pounds of torque the 455 produces the 1970 GTO is equipped with the heavy-duty Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission as well as a 3.25”-diameter steel drive shaft. Drivetrain strengthening did not end with the transmission and driveshaft when it came to the 455 HO GTOs. This engine option got special treatment once again with the installation of a Canadian-built C-type 12-bolt rear with am 8.875 inch-diameter ring gear. Known as the McKinnon axle, it was considered stronger and better able to handle the 455’s mountainous torque. Here is your chance to own one of the most coveted muscle cars ever. This GTO will be a corner-stone addition to any car collection and will undoubtedly garner all the attention at car shows and cruise-ins, or just while out on the town!
Stock Number: CCWEGTO
Miles: 20,380 miles showing on the odometer (this vehicle will be sold as mileage EXEMPT)
Engine: 455 Cubic Inch V8 with 360 Horsepower
Engine Block Number: 9799140 455
Engine Stamp Pad: 109370
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual (Muncie M21 – 478218DP Tag)
Trim Tag Info: Build date 10A (1st week of October, Baltimore) Paint Code 78 (Burgundy) Trim Code 258 (Black)
Equipment: Rochester Quadrajet Four-Barrel Carburetor, Chrome Valve Covers, Dual-Snorkel Air Cleaner with Chrome Lid, Hood Tachometer, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Dual Exhaust System, Chrome Exhaust Tips, Posi-Traction 12-Bolt 3:31 Ratio Rear Axle, Front and Rear Anti Roll Bars, Rally II Wheels, Firestone Wide Oval Tires, Hurst Shifter, Center Console, Bucket Seats, Deluxe Wood Steering Wheel, Power Black Convertible Top, Wheel Opening Moldings, AM/FM Radio, Seat Belts, Pontiac Floor Mats, Full-Size Spare Tire, Jack, Trunk Mat
Items Included with the Car: Keys, Original Tank Sticker, Original Owner’s Manual, AACA National First Prize Winner Plaque, PHS Documentation, Restoration Pictures
Condition Code: (1) * (see condition code chart for explanation of category codes 1-5)
Warranty: This vehicle is being sold AS-IS
To learn more about condition codes, the term “numbers matching”, conditions of sale, and Hendrick Performance, please see the bottom of this page for details and clarification.
Classic Car ID101145421
CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
The Term “Numbers Matching” used in our descriptions refers to an engine that has an: engine block casting number and date, engine assembly date and suffix code, and engine VIN/serial number that are present in a manner that is consistent with build sequence of the described vehicle. Numbers Matching does not promise or guarantee originality of the engine. Conditions of Sale: This vehicle is represented as accurately as possible and to the best of our knowledge at the time of listing. Content for window sticker is based on inspection, research, or information provided from previous owners. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of any claims to originality, history, equipment, or other information provided. Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group is not responsible for misprints in content or pricing. All vehicles are sold AS IS unless otherwise noted. Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group reserves the right to change pricing without notice at any time. Pricing does not include any state tax, tag, title, and registration fees, or dealer fees ($399 dealer administrative fee will also be charged on each transaction). *Condition Code Chart: 1. Excellent: Show car, freshly restored to like-new or better condition, also could be a very low-mileage excellent condition survivor or late-model vehicle 2. Great: Older frame-off or very nice frame-on restoration, could be a low-mileage great condition survivor or late-model vehicle, the nicest condition car most people would feel comfortable driving to shows or for special occasions 3. Good: Driver quality, at first glance a car that appears to be in great condition, a closer inspection will reveal minor flaws in the paint and interior, the undercarriage and engine bay normally looks unrestored. These cars are mechanically sound, fully functional, and are normally enjoyed on the weekends and for special occasions in good weather. 4. Fair: A car that starts up and runs but is in need some mechanical and cosmetic work in order to be enjoyed on a regular basis 5. Poor: Restoration project, a car that needs to be totally restored
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