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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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1971 Pontiac GTO Convertible - 455ci V8 - Awesome Restoration - Long Term Ownership - One of 661 Made - (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, its possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are not presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Owned since 1987 by our client, this car was originally sold in the same town that our client purchased the car in. The original Selling Dealer was Windatt Pontiac in Muskegon Michigan. A car enthusiast, and paint and body guy by trade, our client worked hard to restore this GTO for his wife to drive. This car left the Pontiac Michigan production plant as one of the 661 GTO convertibles produced for the 1971 model year. The car is now painted a GM color called Russet Orange, which is very similar to the Canyon Copper color offered on the 71 GTOs. During the 2 year long after work and on weekends restoration, every inch of the car was pored over to ensure that the car was dialed in, and the finished product would be impressive. The interior finish is excellent, which is to be expected with very few miles put on the car since the comprehensive restoration. The spotless interior features a console, wood grain and turned aluminum trim, bucket seats, and switches and knobs that are all in very good condition. Under the hood is a 455ci V8 that is not original to the car, and there is an interesting story behind that. Our client purchased the car and told the seller that he would be back to pick it up the following afternoon. When he arrived to pick the car up the next day, the engine was gone. Whoever stole it made haste, and cut hoses, wires, and lines to get the engine out. He told the seller that he would give him $1000 more and ask no questions if he could produce the engine, but to no avail. So a 455 from a 71 Firebird was sourced to go in the engine bay in place of the original engine. A 3-Speed Automatic transmission handles gear selection and the original posi-traction rear end helps put power to the ground. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking. VIN Decode: 2: GM Division - Pontiac 42: Series - Tempest GTO 67: Body - 2 Door Convertible 1: Model Year - 1971 P: Assembly Plant - Pontiac, Michigan 103735 - Sequential Production Numbers
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